Moen Incorporated Selects Tugboat Software To Provide Automated Vacation Scheduling

NEWPORT BEACH, CA (February 23, 2010) – Moen Inc. has signed an agreement with Tugboat Software to purchase and install Tugboat’s Vacation Scheduling™ solution for use in three of their facilities located in New Bern, Kinston and Sanford North Carolina. With a combined workforce of 1,000 regular employees, Moen’s North Carolina facilities assemble and distribute faucets for bathrooms and kitchens.

With the new software Moen employees will be able to manage their own vacation requests without having to work out each transaction with the HR office. “Vacation scheduling has always been a very labor intensive operation for both our HR department and our shift supervisors,” says Robin Ball, lead application analyst for Moen. “During the last quarter of the year, managing vacation requests is practically a full-time position with employees lined up at the counter all of the time. The Tugboat solution really takes the pressure off of the HR department and frees up time for our front-line managers.”

With the new software each employee will have a self-service kiosk window on their PC where they can view their available vacation time, make requests and cancel previous requests. Vacation requests are then automatically processed according to the unique vacation requirements of each separate facility. Moen’s vacation scheduling rules are fairly complex. Workers can trade a week for single-day vacations. And they can suspend a week of vacation and ask for it later if the week has not been selected by someone else. The Tugboat program handles all the changes and customizes the request to each facility’s rules.

Moen Incorporated, a Fortune Brands company, engages in the design, development, manufacture, and marketing of plumbing products for kitchen and bathroom applications to residential and commercial markets in the United States and internationally.