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"With Nevada Industry Excellence’s assistance we were able to reduce our manufacturing costs by over 27%. Our customers have been very pleased to see our implementation of Lean, especially 5S, visual workplace and standardized work procedures."

— John Collier, Plant Manager, Herb Trade

"Lean manufacturing is dramatically reducing the cycle time required to ship our products. The improved cycle times are directly linked to the top-notch customer service we are now able to provide, over 98 percent shipped on time."

— Gerald Jearman, Plant Manager Springs Window

"I wanted to thank you again for allowing our team leaders to attend the course. Several of them came back energized about the concepts they had learned and we’ve started making changes to our flow lines as a result."

— Michael Meguiar, GE Transportation, Las Vegas Plant Leader

Advisory Board

Harvey Hornung - Board Chair and General Manager, Nevada Heat Treating

Ray Bacon - Executive Director, Nevada Manufacturers Association

Gary Blosl - Plant Manager, Clearwater Paper Corp.

Tony Ciorciari - Former Board Chair, Formerly Executive Vice President of Global Operations, International Game Technology (IGT)

Tim Crowley - President, Nevada Mining Association

Darren Divine - Vice President, Academic Affairs, College of Southern Nevada

Mridul Gautam - Vice President, Research and Innovation, University of Nevada, Reno

Bret Murphy - Dean, Applied Science, Great Basin College

Thomas Piechota - Vice President of Research and Economic Development, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Mike Skaggs - Deputy Director, Governor’s Office of Economic Development

BJ Sullivan - President Clark & Sullivan Constructors

John Williams - President, Young Electric Sign Company (YESCO)

Ron Zurek - Vice President, Administration and Finance, University of Nevada, Reno