Industry Snapshot: Specialty & Other

With every product we buy, there's a company that made it. That sounds like common sense, but it's easy to forget the significant planning, costs, and human capital behind that product sitting on a shelf.

If your company specializes in a particular product, you know the importance of eliminating waste, reducing cost, and uncovering all possible process efficiencies. This means you need knowledgeable and skilled people to make it happen.

Tooling U-SME is proud to work with multiple companies that manufacture specialized or niche products. If your company is in this industry, we want to share with you some of our successes and demonstrate how we can support job training in your company.


Our Top Specialty & Other Customers

   A.W. Chesterton Co.
   Arrow Gear Co.
   Asahi Kasei Plastics
   Capital One

   Chicago Faucets
   Chicago Tribune
   Construction Specialties
   Corning

   Curtiss-Wright
   De-Sta-Co
   Endries International
   Freeman

   Hangsterfers
   Hartz Mtn Corp
   Harvest Technologies
   Hunter Industries, Inc.

   Intel
   Lenox
   LS Starrett
   Mahr Federal

   Mapal, Inc.
   Mersen (fka Ferraz-Shawmut)
   Nestle
   Novatel

   SCSI
   Simonds International Group
   Stihl
   Toro

   Wakefield Solutions


Customer Spotlight

The Company

A mid-sized U.S. manufacturer of handheld outdoor power equipment.

The Challenge

  • A positive factor—the company already had an excellent training culture in place, with an emphasis on career pathing and continuous improvement.
  • The challenge—the need was to implement training faster beyond classroom-based training.
  • An additional need was to provide tools that allowed their people to drive their own learning and growth as a means for promoting career pathing in the organization.

The Solution

  • A company-wide license with access to the entire online class catalog.
  • Users targeted included people at all levels, from production and technician roles in machining and maintenance to engineers.
  • The training program was mandatory, but had incentives in place for employees to drive their own use of training.

The Result

  • Roughly half the people in the company took the available training.
  • 336 learners trained, logging 2200 hours.
  • 2,943 classes completed.
  • Average pretest score 70.7% and average post-test score 85.7%
  • Individuals that advanced within the organization cited online training as a key component for their individual growth.