CALGARY, Feb. 24 /CNW/ - DIRTT Environmental Solutions has been selected
as a winner of the 2011 Progressive Manufacturing 100 Award in the
Innovation Mastery category. The PM100 is a prestigious awards program
honouring manufacturing companies that have transformed themselves
through the use of information technology. Every year, Managing Automation magazine, the leading voice for forward-thinking manufacturers,
recognizes 100 groundbreaking manufacturing companies from around the
world. Past winners in the Innovation Mastery category are Dow
Chemical, Toshiba and Timberland. DIRTT, a manufacturer of modular
walls, was selected for the development of a client-driven
manufacturing process. Using ICE®, an expert, 3D technology platform,
the process speeds up sales and orders by 6 to 10 times and reduces
manufacturing deficiencies to less than 1 percent.
Competition judges look for companies that have achieved a significant
advance or breakthrough in product concept, design, production or
ability to deliver to customers. Innovation can be the result of an
advance in basic research, research and development, or product
development. Judges rate each contestant for mastery across several
business functions, bottom line business impact, a contribution to the
company's overall business strategy and appropriate use of technology.
To qualify for an award, companies must consistently demonstrate a high
score on each of these competencies.
The judges chose DIRTT for its ability to deliver tailor-made solutions
with the speed, efficiency and reliability of manufacturing, and the
use of ICE software's interactive, 3D videogame-like experiences to
show clients exactly what their entire space will look like while
delivering behind-the-scenes product accuracy. The DIRTT Walls
themselves could be compared to LEGO®. They can be designed to suit the
end-user. They are easily disassembled and reassembled in a new
location and accessible for adding and maintaining technology - all
without the material and energy waste of conventional construction,
demolition and renovations. DIRTT's approach allowed the company to
reach sales of a $100-million/year in just five years and win clients
all over North America, including dozens on the Fortune 500 list.
The PM100 Awards will be presented at an exclusive black tie gala dinner
May 11 in conjunction with the annual Manufacturing Leadership Summit
at the Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, FL.
DIRTT—'Doing It Right This Time' refers to creating unique workspace
interiors with responsive, Agile Architectural Solutions.
Self-expression and dynamic sustainability combine to produce
customized, productive office walls that are award winning,
sustainable, long-term assets. Further improving the process, DIRTT
uses real-time, interactive 3D software called ICE®; a single software
application for a fluid flow of information, from design and
point-of-sale to the manufacturing floor, eliminating order entry
errors and inter-application conflicts. DIRTT is based in Calgary,
Alberta with a manufacturing facility in Savannah, GA and Green
Learning Centres in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
SOURCE DIRTT Environmental Solutions
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