Wayne’s Economic Stimulus Act

February 4, 2009

Wayne kicks off 2009 with its own Economic Stimulus Act – reducing prices across the board on all rear loaders and small-to-mid sized side loaders.

Effective immediately in 2009, Wayne has rolled back pricing on refuse bodies. How can we do this when others can’t or won’t? It’s only possible thanks to our continued commitment to being the best value in the industry.

Many factors allow us to deliver these cost savings at this critical time:

  1. Steel prices have dropped – for now. We’ve taken immediate advantage of these lower costs to pass the savings on to you.
  2. Wayne’s latest plant expansion is now producing greater manufacturing efficiencies. Plus, our robotic welding operation is now fully online. By reducing manufacturing costs, we can reduce production costs – more savings we can pass on to you.
  3. Engineering improvements continue to enhance model performance and streamline manufacturing. Here again, our improved productivity is producing real savings that will lower unit costs even more.
  4. Our commitment to producing value is still number one. By diligently melding advanced engineering with sate-of-the-art manufacturing, we continue to build quality products that we can offer at a fair price.

Expecting to purchase in 2009? Get your orders in now to lock in this outstanding pricing. Talk to a Wayne refuse specialist today.

In addition, Wayne is offering the Golden Partnership program to any municipality needing multiple units. This program seeks to reward municipal partners with special incentives and service offerings based on both immediate and future commitments. It’s the perfect plan for managing costs while improving waste collection productivity.

Discover the great values that wait for you now from Wayne.

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Robotic Welder Increases Efficiency, Quality

October 29, 2008

Through the summer of 2008, Wayne Engineering invested a substantial amount of time and training into some very talented individuals. These individuals are the new operators of Wayne’s Panasonic robotic welder. The group of individuals were empowered to create new programs, write software, and design jigs and fixtures for the robot. Their efforts have been extremely valuable and are starting to pay off.

“We are now able to build 16 parts a day with the robot where one man was doing only 6 a day,” says Chief of Operations Doug Halbur. “We are very excited about the future of our weld line manufacturing. We will create very skilled and ergonomically friendly jobs. And in the future we plan to add more of the Panasonic robot welders.”

Currently, the robot is being utilized in the construction of Curbtender arms. It is here that weld quality and consistency is crucial to the integrity of the unit. The quality of the welding is one of a handful of upgrades the rugged Curbtender arm has seen this year. It has also received a new, more efficient saddle mount that allows for quicker mounting times, easier adjustment, and better overall reliability.

To see the robot in action, click on this link: Wayne Engineering’s Panasonic Robot.

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Panasonic is a leading manufacturer of robotic equipment and other industrial applications. You can find out more about their great line of industrial products at: http://www.panasonicfa.com/

Fiscal Year Ends With New Record

September 17, 2008

July 31st marked the end of the fiscal year for Wayne Engineering. A record increase in sales and operating revenue was achieved despite massive flooding near our facility, a downturn in the economy, increased steel prices, and financial crisis faced by our chassis suppliers.

Wayne proved its financial strength and strategic abilities by “weathering the storms.” Indeed, there were multiple storms and it seemed like they kept coming one after another. Yet, Wayne Engineering fared very favorably through it all.

Many other leading refuse truck manufacturers have faced similar trials this summer. However, not all came out as strong. The larger publicly held companies, for example, have seen their stock prices plummet dramatically within a one year period. Meanwhile, others have reported substantial layoffs in response to external conditions.

This proves to be a considerable contrast to the strong financial health of Wayne Engineering. In fact, since being purchased from bankruptcy courts in December 2006 by WIH, Wayne has posted 21 consecutive profitable months. Not once has it posted a loss since its purchase.

Kevin Watje (President/CEO) attributes the success to, “a strong focus on lean manufacturing principles coupled with an excellent sales and service staff. The markets continue to prove our engineering excellence and the superiority of our Curbtender automated side loader line.”

Watje has high hopes for an even stronger performance in the 08-09 fiscal year. “We have exciting plans that will set us up for another record year. A new product line will be launched shortly that is going to revolutionize the refuse industry. It’s going to be exciting!”

***Wayne Engineering is owned by Wayne Industrial Holdings, LLC***

Meet the New Centurion

August 5, 2008

Click on the Link below to see our ad introducing the all-new Centurion Street Sweeper.

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The Centurion Street Sweeper

Factory Re-Certified Centurions© Available

July 21, 2008

Five Centurion© demo units will soon undergo a thorough inspection and updating process by Wayne Sweepers, LLC. These units will receive new brooms, brushes, mechanical parts, shrouds, and paint, as well as a comprehensive mechanical inspection. Once the process is completed, the sweepers will be available as rental units.

The Centurion© rental units will precede new Wayne Centurion© production units. This provides customers a great opportunity to “try it before you buy it.” Aside from a few improvements, the new production Centurions© will be very similar to the units produced under the Tennant© label. This means you can expect the same high quality and consistent performance from the Wayne Centurion© as from the Tennant Centurion©.

If you have any questions about obtaining a Centurion© Rental unit, please call 319.266.1721 or email mwatje@wayneusa.com.