Watkins Wellness is a part of the Masco Corp. At the Vista site, high-end spas and aquatic fitness systems are manufactured. Watkins uses a poka yoke or error proofing system it calls the Error Proofing Challenge that is driving exceptional results in reducing errors, defects and improving Right First Time. The site also uses strategy deployment and an auditing process to drive quality and safety improvements that is well worth seeing. Watkins Wellness will also share its greatly simplified approach to 5S and daily management which ensures spending time on things that matter.
Watkins Wellness is the world’s leading manufacturer of residential hot tubs and aquatic fitness systems. Long recognized as the industry leader in innovation and quality, the company proudly manufactures the world’s best-selling hot tub, the Hot Spring® Spa, as well as Caldera® Spas, Freeflow Spas®, Fantasy® Spas, and Endless Pools®. It is an award-winning employer of choice in San Diego County, with a 96 percent employee retention rate and average employee tenure of 10+ years. Its home relaxation products have helped customers “Feel Good. Live Well.™” for more than 40 years. Watkins Wellness is a recipient of the Peter Barron Stark Companies Award for Workplace Excellence, 2015, the San Diego Business Journal, America’s Healthiest Companies, 2012, 2015 and U-T San Diego, Top Workplace, 2013, 2014. www.watkinsmfg.com