Visitors to C&A Tool Engineering Inc are introduced very quickly to the concept of old-world craftsmanship in the Alpine look of the company's Swiss-chalet-style architecture. The design motif of the Swiss village is carried on throughout the company's headquarters and in its numerous facilities that dot the city and the Indiana countryside. Built in 1998, C&A Tool's South Building initially employed an ineffective, undersized, automatic chip system to process metal turnings and chips. The chip system proved ineffective in achieving the company's ambitious manufacturing and environmental goals. The Prab chip-processing system has delivered important business benefits to C&A Tool. The recovery and reuse of expensive cutting fluids has increased profitability, while the automated system has reduced labor and improved machinist productivity. Overall, the self-contained, automated system is credited with improving plant environment and worker safety, and dry chips ensure compliance with environmental regulations.