Triumph Modular partners with Haley & Aldrich to implement Lean processes to improve efficiency, safety, collaboration
Published on: February 22, 2016
Burlington, MA (February 22, 2016) – Haley & Aldrich, an engineering and environmental consulting firm, and Triumph Modular, a leading specialty contractor for modular classrooms and other buildings, today announced that Triumph has selected Haley & Aldrich to train its entire workforce in Lean practices. The transformation is being funded through a Workforce Training Grant that Triumph was awarded from the Massachusetts Baker-Polito administration. Together with Haley & Aldrich, Triumph Modular has initiated its Lean transformation, which is enabling it to improve efficiency, ensure a safer workplace and ultimately provide greater value to customers.
In December 2015, Massachusetts awarded close to $9M in workforce training grants to build skilled labor and drive economic development across the Commonwealth. Triumph Modular was granted $106,447, which it will match to train its workers as well as bring the benefits of Lean into the construction industry.
“After just months of Lean training, we are all experiencing dramatic improvement in our culture and physical environment. I believe our Lean training commitment with Haley & Aldrich will be one of the best investments we have ever made,” said Cliff Cort, CEO of Triumph.
Triumph began working with Haley & Aldrich on its Lean journey in the summer of 2015. Together, the companies used a Lean approach in Triumph Modular’s warehouse/leasing operations to visually organize the workspace for efficiency, safety and effectiveness. The two companies are now extending Lean principles into Triumph’s administrative departments. Eventually they plan to continue this effort into the field with Triumph’s project management team supporting independent construction subcontractors. Through its Lean journey, Triumph Modular has already been able to create a common language and systematic approach to change by engaging employees to collaborate on solving problems. This cultural change is especially useful in the construction industry where multiple employees and contractors must communicate and collaborate to ensure building projects are completed on time and on budget.
“The goal of modular construction is to provide a more efficient way of building, and the Lean concept works to improve efficiency and cooperation among employees and business partners,” said Nick Masci Vice President, Senior Lean Practitioner at Haley & Aldrich. “Triumph Modular already has experienced the benefits of a Lean warehouse through greater visual organization, improved safety and empowered employees, and we look forward to extending those benefits throughout the value chain to ensure greater workflow, communication, collaboration and on-time and on-cost projects.”
About Triumph Modular
With more than 34 years of experience, Triumph Modular is the leading specialty contractor for modular buildings throughout New England. The company works with owners, architects and engineers to design and build custom modular buildings from pre-construction, to budgeting, project schedule development and construction management services.
About Haley & Aldrich
Haley & Aldrich, Inc. is committed to delivering the value our clients need from their capital, operations, and environmental projects. Our one-team approach allows us to draw from our 600 engineers, scientists, and constructors in nearly 30 offices for creative collaboration and expert perspectives. Since our founding in 1957, we have one goal in all we do: deliver long-term value efficiently, no matter how straightforward or complex the challenge.