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Desert Tech LLC

our suppliers, [who] are at our site
more often to make sure technical
requirements are properly communicated to eliminate any confusion."

experience," he says. "We also have
a lot of rapid growth experience in
engineering and lean, so the sky's the
limit for our business.
He notes that Desert Tech wants

South

to leverage its advanced technology
further into the market. "We could
potentially be growing at 400 to 600
percent over the next five years,"
Luna says. mt

Growing Stronger
Desert Tech also focuses on management of inventory, Luna says.
"We've implemented kanban across
the business, but we still have a lot of
work to do," he says. "We're seeing a
lot of benefits in terms of identifying
challenges upstream.
"The overall objective is to reduce inventory significantly," he
says. "We're really focusing on that
and working to get our inventory
turns up."
But Luna is proud of Desert
Tech's progress, as it has made
shifts in culture and better met the
needs of its customers. "It's paying
dividends in terms of growth and
awareness," he says.
This has helped ensure that when
a Desert Tech product gets in a customer's hands, it is at the expected
level of quality. "Everybody is fully
aligned across the business that the
customer is No. 1," he says. "That
has really shifted our approach to
the business."
Luna sees a strong future for Desert Tech. "We have a team here that
has a lot of Fortune 20 background
Meaden Precision Since 1939, Meaden Precision
has manufactured precision metal and plastic components for various industries and applications. Our
50,000-square-foot manufacturing facility includes
a wide array of machinery including numerous CNCs
as well as multiple spindle screw machines. Our
Quality Department consists of state-of-the-art
inspection equipment with CMMs and the Keyence
Imaging System. At Meaden, your project begins in
our engineering department, where we determine
the most economical manufacturing method for your
product. Our Engineers work with your staff to ensure
that all options are considered. We may suggest an
alternate manufacturing method, a substitute material,
or a change to a mating part in order to reduce cost,
improve quality, reliability or delivery. We are also ISO
9001:2008 certified. We pride ourselves on quality,
service and delivery.

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