Marco Canvas represents 4 generations of sewing tradition since the 1920’s, but current owner Ed Srzynski is not looking to rest on the coat tails of his forefathers. His Six Sigma training and eye to the future keep the company continually improving. A familiar saying of Ed’s around the shop is, “The only thing everyone here knows is constant is that things are going to be changing”.
Last week Carlson Design was excited to be apart of Marco Canvas’s latest change and step toward continual improvement when we installed and trained the entire Marco Canvas shop on our digitizing, plotting, and cutting system.
To start — after increasing the foot print of their 2nd story mezzanine, they cleared out their old cutting table to make room for our steel frame vacuum table. We help many customers build or convert their existing tables, but based on their schedule purchasing our table was an obvious choice.
Time for training! Ed gets the entire team together for group training. They are still deciding what their operator’s workstation is going to look like, so for training we setup Ed’s projector. A great tool for training large groups!
Using the plotter/cutter is intuitive, however what to cut isn’t. Most first impressions are that the plotter/cutter is only for large jobs or repetitive work. Not so!! The plotter/cutter makes every plot and cut accurate and repeatable. Once a pattern is stored electronically it can easily be recut for recovers or modified to fit a similar job. How do you integrate into everyday operation?
Many thanks to Ed, Tammy, John, Juan, Joz, and the rest of the Marco team for a great week in Marco Island Florida. Keep on eye on these guys as leaders in innovation for the marine canvas industry.