When Was the Last Time You Were Caught in the ACCT? (PART 1)

Two years ago, DeWys Manufacturing implemented four main principles that were set in place to be our companies values, also known as A.C.C.T. This acronym stands for Advancement, Character, Customer Astonishment, and Talent. DeWys takes pride in knowing our team members portray these qualities on a daily basis.

As part of A.C.C.T., a team member is either nominated by a peer for a variety of positive achievements or submits their own innovative ideas to improve a process within the company. During 2017 team members were caught in the A.C.C.T. for a variety of reasons.

  • Advancement
    • Russ, Kevin, Alex, and Ryan each submitted innovative ideas that are currently being implemented into the shop. These ideas will increase throughput in the cutting department, cut costs and increase safety in the machining area by modifying a saw and adding drawers to the workstations. Also, purchasing a turret tool that will reduce the tool hits on a customer’s product by 65%, and purchasing a vacuum system for the powder booth that eliminate how often maintenance is needed.
  • Character
    • Phil, Eric, Nate, and Lee showed compassion towards team members and the community. Whether it was offering a hand when in need, taking a new team member under his wing to make them feel welcome, hosting students to his family farm to learn new opportunities, or cheering up a coworker’s daughter who was injured, these four went out of their way to help out and make a difference.
  • Customer Astonishment
    • Lisa, Ryan, Juan, and Bob went above and beyond their job descriptions to ensure the customers needs were taken care of. Paying attention to detail to notice misleading part information, working overtime and weekends to wow a customer with a new program, catching quality issues saving us from a huge return, or explaining in detail what DeWys does for continuous improvement are why these four were recognized in 2017.
  • Talent
    • Jim, Semir, Nate, and Chris won for their expertise in the areas they work. Whether it was having the willingness and ambition to learn more, committing to spreading their talent and knowledge onto their team, being a skilled welder, or being a problem solver and having great utilization, their talent and commitment to the industry shined through.

As DeWys Mfg. continues to grow and move further down our road to success, it is important to the owners that the team members are invested in our culture. In the next issue I will be talking about the expansion of the ACCT into our new Cultural Road to success and what that means for the future of DeWys.