LeanFab Workshop & Tours


May 28-29, 2014
TRUMPF Inc, Farmington, CT


  • See shears, turrets, lasers, press brakes, painting, welding/spotwelding and assembly in action on local plant tours.
  • Participate in plant tour recaps and share your thoughts on what you observed.
  • Share your own challenges and come away with solutions from the facilitators and peers.
  • Realize that lean manufacturing is not just for high-volume jobs.
  • Hear case studies of how other shops applied lean and sustained it.
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What does lean look like in your operation?


Lean principles can be applied and implemented in a variety of ways. Gain valuable insights from your peers on how you can better apply, implement, and sustain lean in your own unique operation.


Lean for the real world!

FMA’s popular LeanFab Workshop & Plant Tours provides an inside view of how fabrication shops & OEMs are successfully implementing lean. Through a combination of plant tours, interactive roundtable discussions, and engaging conversations about lean manufacturing, you’ll see and hear from companies at different places along the lean journey, providing you with a fresh perspective on your own lean operation. You will have an opportunity to see how TRUMPF  Inc., ebm-papst, and Legrand Wiremold, Co. have applied and implemented lean manufacturing in their operations. You’ll see where you measure up and where you fall short. As a result you’ll return to your operation armed with best practices and practical resources you will be able to implement immediately to take your operation to the next stage in your lean journey.


Who should attend?

This is not a basic lean course.  Rather, managers, owners, and those responsible for implementing lean have benefitted from the informal exchange of proven lean applications in our informal environment where lean information between participants and our instructors has been shared.  If you want to take lean to a higher level, what better way than to learn from your peers and from instructors who have a ‘practical lean’ approach that works best for job shops and contract manufacturers.


About the Tours


Each plant tour site will share their success story and answer any questions you may have about their lean journey. Each tour will be followed by a brief roundtable discussion where you can share what lean principles you observed, what worked and what did not with your peers.



Farmington Industrial Park
111 Hyde Rd.
Farmington, CT 06032

EBM Papst WEB2


100 Hyde Rd.
Farmington, CT 06032


 Legrand Wiremold, Co.

60 Woodlawn St.
West Hartford, CT 06110



Workshop Speakers 

Dick Kallage
KDC & Associates, Ltd.
  Tim Heston
  Dave Lechleitner
Keyedin Solutions



General Information

May 28-29, 2014



FMA/TPA Members $495
General $695 
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Farmington Industrial Pk
111 Hyde Rd
Farmington, CT 06032

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