Understanding that every action produces a reaction

PROCESS ORIENTED: A mechanical-engineering class from Roger Williams University tours VIBCO in Richmond, with spokesman P.J. Dougherty Jr., right, explaining the process the company uses to produce its many product lines. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
PROCESS ORIENTED: A mechanical-engineering class from Roger Williams University tours VIBCO in Richmond, with spokesman P.J. Dougherty Jr., right, explaining the process the company uses to produce its many product lines. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
VIBCO Inc. isn't a Rhode Island native – having been founded in 1962 in New Jersey. But the Richmond manufacturer has put the Ocean State on the map, especially when it comes to lean-management practices. Known for its Big Bertha Dump body vibrators (used on the bottom of dump trucks), its Pothole Patchers, which repair…

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