"Both the Fort Scott and Springfield factories have made significant improvements in efficiencies and customer service. As a result, they have been granted awards as leading adopters of the Carlisle Operating System lean sigma initiatives. These improvements have made these factories globally competitive and I congratulate the associates on their achievements," Carlisle Transportation Products President Kevin Forster said in a news release.
The belt plant in Fort Scott has increased its number of employees by 15 percent since May of this year to accommodate increased production in 2013. The craftsmen in Fort Scott make belts that are sold to original equipment manufacturers and through industrial distributors. Carlisle manufactures belts for HVAC, lawn and garden equipment, snowmobiles, ATVs, combines and all types of industrial machinery.
Carlisle was founded in 1917 in Carlisle, Penn., as a manufacturer of inner tubes. Today, Carlisle is a diversified global company serving the construction materials, commercial roofing, specialty tire and wheel, power transmission, heavy-duty brake and friction, foodservice, aerospace and test and measurement industries. Carlisle Companies has more than 11,000 associates.