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johnson controls' wichita
plant has been recognized
for its contribution to the
south-central kansas economy.

trols' own Manufacturing System
Maturity Model. While the location
currently sits at a Level 3 status, it wants
to increase that number to Level 5.
Manufacturing excellence within
the company is defined as achieving
and maintaining level 3+ maturity.
There are 554 Manufacturing Practices (MPs) that must be successfully
met for level 3. In order to increase
the plant's maturity to level 5, an additional 307 MPs must be met.

A Driving Force
Wichita Business Journal recently honored the plant with its Manufacturing, Wholesale & Distribution Award
for the second year in a row. In 2016,
the company won the award in the
Research and Development category,
and this year it received it in the Job
Growth category.
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"We are pleased to again be honored as a driving force in south-central Kansas, especially when it
comes to creating jobs that support
people in the Wichita community,"
Haggerty said in a statement. "We
strongly believe the investments
we continue to make in our Wichita
plant are investments in the Wichita
community, as well. It's gratifying to
know others recognize our commitment to the people in this area and
our ongoing efforts to be a good and
responsible neighbor."
Richardson accepted the award in
August with Steve Tice, the vice president of the group.
"To be named to this group of honorees for the second year in a row is a
real privilege," Tice said.
"And the impact of the work we
do doesn't end here in Kansas," he

continued. "We've also added new
distribution partners with approximately 100 new locations around the
country as we continue to grow our
business, always with the help of the
Wichita community."

Strong Support
Wichita Business Journal also recently
announced that winners recognized
in its Human Resources awards program included Brandi Richardson, a
senior human resources generalist
Bristol Compressors International, LLC For

more than 40 years, Bristol Compressors has manufactured the most robust compressors for residential
and light commercial air conditioning and commercial
refrigeration applications. Today, Bristol remains loyal
to this heritage through innovative compressor designs
that focus on performance and reliability - testing
every compressor it builds to withstand the toughest
conditions on Earth. With world-class delivery and
service, Bristol has proven to be a trusted partner with
Johnson Controls for more than 35 years. Learn more
at www.bristolcompressors.com.


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