JD Norman promotes Edward McDonald to Plant Manager of Muncie, Indiana Facility

News Release

JD Norman Industries, Inc.
787 West Belden Avenue
Addison, Illinois 60101

Carol Bouma
(630) 458-3705

March 7, 2016

Addison, IllinoisJD Norman Industries announces the promotion of Edward McDonald to Plant Manager of their Muncie, Indiana facility.  Ed most recently has been the Quality Manager of the Leslie, Michigan plant.  He started with Len Industries in Leslie in 1992 and subsequently joined JD Norman at the time of their acquisition of Len Industries in November 2011.

Ed brings a great manufacturing background to the Muncie Plant.  He has been instrumental in the operational excellence in Leslie which has included two General Motors Supplier Quality Excellence Awards.  Additionally, the Leslie Plant has achieved their BOS Financial Incentive for quality performance for the last nine quarters with a continuously decreasing internal scrap rate.

The addition of Ed in Muncie will allow Steve Oliphant to focus solely on the Winchester, Indiana facility.  Steve joined the organization in January with the acquisition of Henman Engineering & Machine and has been overseeing both plants since.

“I am excited about the leadership qualities that Ed will bring to the Muncie Plant.  His manufacturing knowledge base and experience in the industry will be great a resource to lead Muncie as they integrate with the JD Norman Business Operating System,” stated Justin Norman, President and Chief Executive Officer of JD Norman Industries.  Please join us in congratulating Ed on his promotion.


About JD Norman Industries, Inc. JD Norman Industries, Inc. is a diversified global manufacturer of metal components and systems with operations in the United States, Mexico, Canada, and the United Kingdom.  JD Norman is a leader in the manufacturing of highly engineered product including formed, machined and cast metals.  The company serves major original equipment manufacturers of automotive, industrial and transportation products.