RMF hosted a group of faculty and students from the Clemson University Industrial Assessment Center in July 2017. The focus of this audit was to evaluate RMF’s electricity, natural gas, and water usage. This program offers engineering students the opportunity to study a real-world manufacturing environment and offers potential methods for RMF to be more energy efficient. The group has identified 7 areas for improvement and is working on financial justification for their ideas, which will be included in their final report. A special thanks to Justin Litchko and Donnie Walker for their support and excellent technical knowledge during the audit.
RMF team members met with Josh Pope, Program Manager from DCS, Tom Davis, liaison between Dura and BMW, and Michael Sharp, Purchasing and Quality Manager from BMW, as well as others from all three companies. The purpose of the meeting was to review rack design, process flow, testing criteria and quality expectations for the G01 BMW program. RMF will be applying its Class A Ecoat to a polished aluminum roof rail for the X series of vehicles for Dura. DCS will be applying a wet paint on top of the Ecoat finish.