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"Nevada Industry Excellence is a tremendous resource — especially for small companies that cannot afford a large technical staff. They saved us a huge amount of money. MAP’s Lean Manufacturing training was a catalyst for us. After attending the training we decided to make a commitment to this. Through Nevada Industry Excellence’s Lean Manufacturing principles Polymer was able to reduce its buildings from five to two, floor space was cut by more than 50 percent and profits more than tripled."

— Paul Gossi, Plant Manager Polymer Engineering Corporation’s

"Once the ideas were brought to the attention of the employees, it happened very quickly. They removed obsolete parts and equipment and made space for their redesigned flow lines. Employees redesigned the assembly process into a cellular flow system for one product line. The Flow Line pilot test conducted on the first product line showed a 64 percent reduction in manufacturing time, a 49 percent decrease in work in process (WIP), and a 33 percent decrease in product travel distance. Most of the decrease in WIP was focused around the product inspection/test area that was formerly the bottleneck."

— Betty Anderson, Operations Facility Manager ABB’s Carson

"The initial Value Stream Map was the right starting place because it now gives a direction with concepts and goals that must be considered prior to any reorganization. Nevada Industry Excellence’s assistance has been just right in identifying new ways to look at a facility that I see everyday."

— Don Graham, General Manager Jensen Precast

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