Taylor Box joined other leading Rhode Island companies and the Rhode Island Foundation to help fund a LEAN training grant for RI state government departments. Company President Dan Shedd explains why he felt it was a good investment for the company: “Being a RI manufacturer for the past 130 years and being exasperated with the poor metrics of tax revenue spending effectiveness; we feel that this first step in bringing modern organizational effectiveness practices to state government is a critical to getting government on the right path.
The lack of accountability and ineffectiveness is holding back the state’s economy and in turn, limiting opportunity for our citizenry. While we all appreciate the need for paying taxes; I feel most all Rhode Islanders would agree that hard working state employees notwithstanding, the results are frustratingly lacking. Our Governor is committed to getting Rhode Island to run in a businesslike fashion and I am confident that this will only be the first of many steps she will pursue to create a benchmark success here.
Being able to support an initiative that will improve our state’s fiscal performance, provide state departments with a process to support change from within and deliver better value to the RI Taxpayer was something we just had to participate in. We look forward to continuing our support of this Governor’s initiatives to bring excellence to state government”. Taylor Box Company is a globally recognized leader in the design and manufacture of premium paperboard specialty packaging.