A Message From Joe McClain
The security products landscape is changing. Around the world companies in the utility, original equipment manufacturing and even farming sectors, are dealing with the growing need to secure their operations and assets and protect revenues. Theft of utility services is on the rise, spanning across geographies, socio-economic groups and communities, from single homes to multi-housing properties.
To address these evolving needs, we launched an ambitious program to revitalize every aspect of Highfield's operations to improve work processes, lower costs, drive innovation, and equip our employees with the tools and resources they need to help our customers succeed.
We have taken and will continue to take a number of steps to align our strategies with your needs for sophisticated security solutions. We have moved our manufacturing facility to a new, modern location in Cudahy, WI where we have implemented Kaizen lean manufacturing processes to increase efficiencies and drive down costs. This new location also gives us access to the Rexnord Innovation Center that has provided valuable new product designs to help resolve customer issues. Our Voice of the Customer initiative, including quality and timeliness of service, customer delivery and other key metrics is at the heart of our efforts to increase customer satisfaction.
Enhanced Customer Service
Our dedicated inside Technical Sales team is ready to work with you to provide technical support and consult on product and application requirements. For those of you who have specialized security needs, our Engineering Team is available to assess and design customized applications. We have expanded our Direct Sales Engineering team to provide regional support, where and when it is needed. Our enhanced Customer Service operation continues to provide timely, efficient – and always courteous -- order processing.
New Markets, New Products
Changing needs create new opportunities. Our new product designs will be uniquely suited to protect our customers' investment in Smart Grid technologies, while insuring the highest standards of safety and energy conservation. The new Paladin Lock and Key System, the first-ever locking system to incorporate a barrel lock without a keyway. This means our customers no longer have to worry about locks that have been jammed, picked, or contaminated. We are also positioning ourselves to meet the needs of emerging markets around the world.
We are proud of what we have achieved and will continue to work on the plans we have set in motion. From the introduction of break-through technologies, to a renewed commitment to tap into the talent and energy of all our associates, our plans have a singular purpose: To continually strive to meet your needs and make it easy for you to do business with us.
I encourage you to contact us and learn more about our offerings. We thank you for your business and all of us at Highfield look forward to serving you.
Vice President/General Manager