Lowe’s Blind Cutting Machines
REI designed a machine to automatically cut blinds while still in the packaging box.
- Multiple patents received by REI employees.
- Prototype machines developed for proof-of-concept and in-store testing.
- REI created a lean cell production cell to produce the complex assembly at a rate of eight (8) machines per week.
- 540 machines built for Lowe’s retails stores in nearly every state in the USA.