At Pioneer, we proudly manage our entire manufacturing process in-house in our newly renovated 215,000 sq. ft. facility. The facility was designed and is operated according to Lean production principles including small lot sizes, flow, level-loaded operations, and safety and quality built into the process. In addition, Pioneer has facilities in Cleveland and Baltimore capable of assembly, glazing, and supplemental manufacturing.
Optimal production begins with planning and managing our shop capacity to meet the needs of our customers. Pioneer uses a custom built Capacity Planning Tool to manage capacity, as far ahead as 24 months, allowing us to create the ideal production plan and then to be nimble in adjusting to the inevitable changes resulting from field conditions. This capacity plan also allows us to begin working with our supply chain partners early in the project lifecycle, identifying and managing long lead time items to ensure their availability when required on the production line.
Our proprietary Release Management System is the key to efficiently transitioning from Engineering to the Shop Floor. This system extracts all the relevant unit, sub-assembly, and part information from our design tools so that it can be grouped into work orders for release to the shop floor. It also produces all the shop floor documentation to allow production to flow from the saw to the finished bunk to the field in the order it’s needed.
Our shop floor contains state-of-the-art Saw and CNC machines, custom-built assembly tables, and high-volume silicone pumps. In addition, our production team is highly skilled and possesses substantial experience building finished units, from the simplest, typical unit to the most complex.
The result is a quality-driven process that operates with a predictable rhythm ensuring that what we plan, we execute.