News Release

Training at LCSC covers lean manufacturing principals

LEWISTON, Idaho - Lean Manufacturing Principals, a full day training event, is being brought to Lewiston on Friday, December 12.  The instructor is Gene Hamacher, a TechHelp Manufacturing Specialist based at the University of Idaho Research Center in Post Falls.  He holds an MSE in Electrical Engineering and an MSM in Operations Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  The training will be held at the Williams Conference Center on the Lewis-Clark State College campus.

Participants will learn and practice lean techniques by applying classroom lessons during multiple production simulation activities.  The program targets business owners, production planners, managers, and manufacturers of all sizes.

Lean is about satisfying customers by working to eliminate anything that does not add customer value to products or services.  Lean helps companies improve plant processes, efficiency, safety, production, delivery times, customer service, and employee morale.  This can lead to fewer mistakes, less work in process, and lower turnover.

The training is sponsored by TechHelp Idaho, the Idaho Small Business Development Center (ISBDC), Clearwater Economic Development Association (CEDA), American Manufacturer Network (AMN), and the Northwest Intermountain Manufacturers Association (NIMA).

The full price for the training is $250 per person.  Discounts are available for early registration, groups, and for members or clients of ISBDC, CEDA, AMN, and NIMA.

For additional information or to register, call the instructor at 208-449-8053 or go to the website at:  http://www.techhelp.org/events/74/leanlewiston/

Pre-registration is required and the class size is limited.