Worthington Industries has received a 2022 Manufacturing Leadership (ML) Award for the deployment of L2L’s Smart Manufacturing Platform.

Deployed to boost operations, the Ohio-based firm now uses L2L technology with its machine sensors and existing systems to form a unified view of production metrics that had been previously tracked in multiple places.

The company has also deployed mobile devices and wearable to get the software onto the shop floor where it could better coordinate teams and drive efficiencies.

As a result of the platform’s success, seven Worthington locations now use L2L.

Geoff Gilmore, Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer of Worthington Industries, said, “We are honoured to be recognised along with L2Lfor our Smart Factory initiatives.”

“It’s not only a great testament to the dedication of our teams to deploy and learn the new technology, but to the outstanding results they’ve been able to achieve with it.”

“This real-time data has enabled us to make better fact-based decisions and quickly navigate ever-changing market conditions.”

John Davagian, CEO of L2L, added, “Worthington is an impressive example of what can be achieved with the right vision, tools and a pragmatic approach that’s focused on return on investment.”

“We extend our congratulations to Worthington Industries from this prestigious recognition and thank them for their trust and partnership.”

Awarded annually, the ML Awards are an industry award programme for achievements in digital manufacturing, awarded by the Manufacturing Leadership Council (MLC), a division of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM).

David Brousell, Executive Director of the Manufacturing Leadership Council, said, “These achievements have helped manufacturers boost their competitive position and realise significant performance improvements even in the most challenging business conditions.”