Selco Completes Training With American Watchmakers - Clockmakers Institute
Selco, a Tulsa, Oklahoma-based timepiece manufacturing company, completed three days of training with the American Watchmakers - Clockmakers Institute (AWCI).
The training took place in AWCI's state-of-the-art mobile training lab. The assemblers split into two groups, made up of Selco veterans and newer assemblers. Since the veteran assemblers worked with AWACI previously, they spent their time on a few refreshers, and quickly moved to learn more about advanced watch movements and handling high-end watches. Selco’s first-timers got to examine the functionality of watch movements, learn best practices, tool maintenance, and tips and tricks to make their jobs easier.
"It is a valuable learning experience not only for our assemblers, but also our printers, artists, and managers when AWCI comes to train," said Mark Abels, CEO of Selco. “Our assembly team was very enthusiastic about what they learned, and they were ready to apply it to everyday orders."
Each assembler received a new tool kit curated by the experts at AWCI. Because AWCI can bring their stocked lab with them, the assemblers can try different tools and request their favorites.
"Working with AWCI gave our team a chance to see tools and techniques they did not know existed," said Selco production manager Jerret Donaldson. "This experience will not only improve quality, it will also increase productivity. As a result, we will make this investment annually.”
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