LOUISVILLE, Kentucky-- Jim Meyers, vice president of manufacturing at Whip Mix, was named Oct. 28, 2011, the Kentucky Association of Manufacturing Employee of the Year. Nominees were judged on innovation teamwork, community service and leadership. In his 10 years at Whip Mix, Meyers has led the way to better customer service at lower direct and indirect labor cost through lean manufacturing. He has not only led the change internally, but with customers. Whip Mix announces partnership with Glidewell LaboratoriesMeyers allowed Whip Mix to keep its Louisville manufacturing operation intact by successfully implementing the LEAN concepts that he has taught throughout the company to increase productivity, reduce labor costs, and increase market share. The award was presented at the Kentucky Association of Manufacturers Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon at the Kentucky Convention Center in Louisville.For more information, go to www.whipmix.com.To comment on this topic, go to community.pennwelldentalgroup.com/.