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excellence based on New American Workplace standards. In addition, the Danville Chamber of Commerce named them "Industry of the Year." The honors recognized their stunning transformation from a plant on the brink of closing to a fully operating, vibrant community asset.
Along the way, the teams met and exceeded their targets. They increased production from 8.5 million to 12 million cases per year. They decreased controllable costs by 50 percent, and reduced production line change time from 12 to 1.5 hours.
While the Danville Plant has exceeded all of its own previous performance accomplishments, it continues to raise the bar. Union and management leaders regularly meet to set new standards, and monitor the progress of the plant's strategic vision.