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Tuthill: International manufacturer produces video about Evangel University relationship

Published on Jun 28, 2017 by Paul K. Logsdon

Tuthill Vaccum and Blower Systems (TVBS) recently produced a corporate video highlighting their academic relationship with Evangel University. TVBS is an international company based in Springfield, Mo.

“This video describes how TVBS has worked with Professor Bernie Dana’s Strategic Management classes for the past 14 years to create a learning experience for his students beyond his classroom teachings,” said Traci Louvier, TVBS marketing communications manager.

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The video team from Tuthill — Traci Louvier, marketing communications manager, takes notes, while Chad Gabriel and Vito Pellicano get quality video at Evangel. // PHOTO BY: Paul K. Logsdon (CLICK TO ENLARGE)

“Our leaders see this as an opportunity to create a powerful impression with the leaders of tomorrow,” she continued. The video is available on YouTube at

During the class visit each semester, TVBS leaders explain to the students how they have implemented Lean Manufacturing as their quality management system and integrated it with a people-oriented culture and mission.

Students then receive a facility tour to observe the operation firsthand.

Strategic Management is the capstone course for Evangel’s business majors. The course is focused on developing strategies to achieve and sustain performance excellence. It includes a six-week team research project, an individual case study analysis, and it integrates two company visits and two guest speakers.

“We want our business students to know how to impact the world they live in,” said Dana. “TVBS provides an exciting example of how to do that by creating a culture where people really matter, along with a quality management system that drives product excellence.”

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Hayden Brackett // PHOTO: Screen Capture (CLICK TO ENLARGE)

The video includes feedback on the visit from several students.

Hayden Brackett, senior management major from Lebanon, Mo., appreciated seeing how Tuthill stresses that “…everything has a purpose and that the details matter.”

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Emily Bye // PHOTO: Screen Capture (CLICK TO ENLARGE)

Emily Bye, senior management major from Silverton, Ore., observed, “It was clear that employees had a chance to talk about things that they would like to see improved.”

The corporate branding team from the parent company, Tuthill Corporation, created the video.

About Tuthill

Tuthill Vacuum & Blower Systems manufactures KINNEY® vacuum pumps and M-D Pneumatics™ blowers and vacuum boosters. In addition to the manufacturing operation in Springfield, TVBS has operations in Argentina, Australia, Belgium, China, United Kingdom and Mexico.

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Tuthill // PHOTO: Screen Capture (CLICK TO ENLARGE)

Tuthill Corporation, the parent company, was founded in 1892 and is based in based in Burr Ridge, Ill. The company serves agricultural, chemical, construction, energy, food and beverage, pharmaceuticals and medical, transportation, and utilities sectors in the United States and internationally.

Other subsidiaries of Tuthill Corporation are Fill-Rite, Sotera Chemical Transfer Systems, Tuthill Pump Group, and Tuthill Plastics Group.

About Evangel Business Department

The Evangel University Department of Business has nearly 200 undergraduate students earning a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with majors in accounting, business education, finance, management, marketing, and nonprofit business & social enterprise.

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Bernie Dana // PHOTO: Screen Capture (CLICK TO ENLARGE)

The Business programs also include 120 adult students in online and seated programs to earn a Bachelor of Science in Management or a Master of Organizational Leadership.

For more information, visit the Evangel University Department of Business, or contact Bernie Dana at (417) 848-8652.