Interface Devices will be on National Television!
Producers and film crew from the television show "World's Greatest!..." were recently at our headquarters in Milford, Connecticut to capture behind-the-scenes footage of our manufacturing process. Their cameras rolled as we machined new parts, assembled pumps and demonstrated some of our products – including the Hurst Jaws of Life® rescue tool.
Our segment of "World's Greatest!..." will show viewers why Interface Devices was selected as the best in our category. In addition to the behind-the-scenes footage, I am interviewed and will discuss how and why a small company such as ours has the ability to produce products that larger manufacturers cannot. Other captured film that might appear in our episode includes Clean Room operations and a company meeting.
We are expecting a rough cut of our episode within the next few weeks and have been told that our segment is tentatively scheduled for broadcast later this spring.
"World's Greatest!..." is described as "... a fast-paced tour around the world featuring behind-the-scenes footage and interviews; some of the most amazing and unique companies, products, people and travel destinations the world has to offer." "World's Greatest!..." airs on most major cable networks/satellite providers on the ION Network.
Inventory System Updates Benefit IDI's Distributors, Customers and Our Staff
A redesign of our inventory system has been in the works for some time. We are pleased to announce that it is now up and running, and we are already seeing the positive effects of our efforts. This transition from a manual inventory system with separate databases to a centralized database with one set of screens will allow us to better serve both our distributors and customers in a more timely and efficient manner.
Our new system allows us to more easily find part numbers and pricing. An integrated document management system links the part specifications with its mechanical drawings so all pertinent information is in one place and at our staff's fingertips. During the product build, we now have a complete, comprehensive bill of materials to ensure that all needed parts are on-site.
Another feature of our new inventory management program is a barcode system to track part counts. Over time, our inventory has expanded and we are now better able to monitor what is on our shelves. Lastly, larger cabinets and inventory space has been added to our assembly area to more efficiently organize what is in stock.
New Employee: John McHugh
Interface Devices would like to introduce you to the newest member of our team, John McHugh. When a new product is ordered, or when an item is sent to us for repair, it is likely that John will have a hand in ensuring that you and your customer receive exactly what they were expecting. John's primary role is as a member of our assembly department, assisting us to improve our lead times on new products and minimizing turn-around times on repair projects.
In his spare time, and when the weather is warmer, John enjoys being on the water with his boat and personal watercraft.