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Silgan Containers Named 2019 Manufacturer of the Year

October 4, 2019

Silgan Containers Named 2019 Manufacturer of the Year

The 2019 Manufacturer of the Year opened its Burlington based flagship location of the worldwide company in 2016. As the largest can company in North American, they have been making cans for over 100 years. With over 15 large customers, they ship cans all over the east coast, Midwest & Canada. 

Here in the Burlington facility, they produce over 5 million cans a day while continuously working on ways to improve and increase production.  They lead the company in WEI’s (waste eliminations) as well as hold Kaizen and mini-kaizen events involving all to solve issues.

While being a world leader in can manufacturing, this company takes pride in their employees. They rotate mechanics around to learn as much machinery as possible.  In addition, they develop their own electricians with PLC training, hold annual week training at the beginning of the year to ensure completion, promote from within at all levels through continuous development.  They do this through a management trainee program as well as tuition reimbursement for employees interested in furthering their careers.   Furthermore, the safety of their workers is of the utmost importance. They have never had a lost-time accident and their frequency rate has been well below 1 over the past 3 years.

To them, community involvement is key. This company is immersed in many area activities with sponsorships, volunteers and supporting the community. A few examples are Burlington Steamboat days, Burlington Noon Lion’s Oktoberfest, Burlington Bees, Chamber of Commerce Golf Classic, Burlington Greyhounds and Partnering for the Future Platinum Sponsor.

Please help us honor a company that is not only a world leader in their industry but a tremendous asset to our community.   Congratulations to Silgan Containers, the 2019 Manufacturer of the Year!

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