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Lean Techniques for New Facility

Quality Mould, Inc.

Quality Mould, Inc. manufactures a wide variety of products out of traditional and modern materials in Westmoreland County. They were seeking to expand into new customer markets which would require larger manufacturing facilities and additional machinery and equipment to accommodate this goal. Catalyst Connection’s Eric MacDonald facilitated a session with Quality Mould management and staff to document the process flow for the new 33,000 square foot Eastpointe facility. They used lean techniques to maximize the value-added flow of materials and to minimize travel distances. Customized training and coaching was delivered to the staff to provide a solid foundation in basic lean principles and 5S, including hands-on experience with a focus on improving visual controls across the facility.

Lean Manufacturing Consulting

"Catalyst Connection helped us completely re-think and re-arrange our manufacturing process. Since learning lean manufacturing techniques, we streamlined all of our equipment, avoided costly mistakes, and are well-prepared to launch efforts to new markets. We are very pleased to have Catalyst be part of our manufacturing processes."

DJ Danko
President, Quality Mould, Inc.