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Skeeter Boats has just claimed the prestigious Yamaha Monozukuri Award at the recent 2021 Global Conference held virtually where Yamaha manufacturing companies from around the world presented their best practices and process improvements. Companies represented marine manufacturing operations around the world from such sites as India, Japan, Taiwan, Indonesia, and numerous locations in the U.S.
Monozukuri is a Japanese word that means manufacturing with craftsmanship, words that exemplify the products the team at Skeeter’s Kilgore, Texas facility are producing. During the conference, each company shared some of their unique ideas that resulted in process improvements such that other Yamaha facilities can learn and improve their own processes.
This conference is not intended to be a competition, and companies cannot prepare for it. However, at the end of the conference all those who participated are asked to vote on several categories.
For 2021, Skeeter Boats was awarded the “Grand Award” which is the overall best presentation of activities at their facility. This is a huge accomplishment for Skeeter Boats and its employees to be recognized on a global platform.
“Words cannot express how sincerely proud I am of the Team here at our Kilgore factory” said Skeeter Boats SR V-P/GM Jeff Stone. “This past year has clearly presented all companies with challenges as never before, yet our Team was simply outstanding and so deserving of this prestigious award from Yamaha®.”