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Midwest

Molon Motor & Coil Corp.

molon's investments in
automation have helped give
the company a competitive
edge.

"automation has been
a big investment area
for us, and we think it
has given us a competitive edge and helps
us take marketshare
from offshore manufacturers." - Bill Kennedy
duction processes. These investments have allowed the company to
build vertically integrated manufacturing capabilities that can provide
customers with reduced product
costs and considerable reductions in
lead times.
"Automation has been a big investment area for us, and we think
that automation has given us a competitive edge and helps us take mar88

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ketshare from offshore manufacturers," Kennedy says.
"Much of our production is automated, and that helps us develop
and test products and live up to our
UL and ISO certification requirements," Kennedy adds. "Customers
work closely with us and we learn
about customers' needs so we can
understand how best to help them
as a valued supplier. Listening to
customers and learning from them
helps inform our decisions, such as
having a secondary backup line to
ensure continued production for
the customer."
Relationships with suppliers are
also important for Molon. Kennedy
explains that Molon has personnel
overseeing vendor supplier relationships, noting that the company
has a robust vendor-selection pro-


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