Machinery Chatter
Jim Patrico Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Mon Mar 17, 2014 11:09 AM CDT

If you drive past the Kinze factory complex on I-80 near Williamsburg, Iowa, you know it is like a patch of mushrooms. Every time you go by something new has sprouted -- usually a shiny new building. Kinze seems always to be changing.

The latest change -- a new 127,500 sq. ft. factory floor -- represents not only something new but also something different. It indicates that Kinze is changing its manufacturing model from a traditional batch method (build one product for a while in an area of the factory then switch to another product in the same space) to ...

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