US graduation wear provider Herff Jones Company of Indiana Inc has completed the implementation of its third production line from Eton Systems at its plant in Arcola, Illinois.

The addition completes the transformation from progressive bundle system to unit production for virtually all of the company's 'ClassKeeper' or retainable cap and gown production.

Beginning with its first Eton implementation in 2001, Herff Jones has systematically implemented three Eton production lines, beginning with gowns and then moving cap production online.

Terry Hayden, Plant Manager at Arcola, said: "We were very pleased with how quickly and smoothly each implementation went. We had full production within one week and have increased efficiencies by more than 20 per cent on average.

"We met our return-on-investment projections of less than one year based solely on direct labor and associated overhead cost savings."