Myat Inc. is a privately held manufacturer of proprietary electronic transmission equipment used in television and radio broadcasting and radar installations. Founded in 1951, the third-generation company is located in Mahwah, New Jersey. Myat has 45 employees and generates $5 million in annual sales.
Following an initial telemarketing contact in 2000, Myat President, Philip A. Cindrich, turned to NJMEP for assistance in laying out the company’s new plant as it planned a move from Norwood, New Jersey to Mahwah. NJMEP enlisted the aid of Boland Consulting as a third party resource.
The project entailed macro-managing the move through various phases, from inception through the final move. The first step was to create a map of the Norwood facility as it stood before the move. Next, several drafts of the new Mahwah facility were devised and used to obtain accurate price quotes for various facility costs, including electrical requirements. A final plant layout was created to serve as a guide for the relocation of all equipment and employees, freeing up employee time and enabling a smooth relocation.
The final layout made the move less chaotic and provided the capacity for approximately $1 million in increased sales. The duration of the entire project was three months, running from February 2006 until April 2006. Phil Cindrich was the main participant from Myat.
NJMEP left a favorable impression upon the company. Once Myat settles into its new facility and recovers from major costs incurred from the move, the next step will be to incorporate Lean Manufacturing and ISO projects into its plans.
“NJMEP provided the services of an engineer to prepare a new plant layout,” explained Cindrich. “This saved the time of our in-house personnel, and allowed our employees to perform production and planning for the move.
“We had worked with NJMEP before,” he continued. “They performed on schedule, permitting us to proceed with the other services needed for the building.
“The new layout increased our production and enabled us to produce new products,” Cindrich observed. “Using NJMEP is like having a toolbox of services which can be used whenever the need arises.”