In 1974, Peter Nygard was the first to institute air conditioned sewing rooms in his Winnipeg facilities in Canada. The NYGÅRD Winnipeg facilities were models that the Canadian Government held up for manufacturing companies to follow in the setup of their factories.
Theses facilities were the first to go from cutting fabric manually to using a computerized cutting machine. Gerber cutting machines were purchased for both NYGÅRD’s Inkster and Notre Dame facilities in Winnipeg. This Gerber cutting machine is calibrated to use 100% of the fabric by inputting information into a computer, which identifies the best way to use the fabric before cutting. Canadian Government officials came to tour the Inkster facility to view its technological implementations.
Besides Nygard’s technological improvements, he made other strategic moves.
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