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.