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Arc Flash Assessment Helps Achieve OSHA and NFPA Compliance

By Angela Nissen | July 29, 2021

Graymont, a family owned company in operation for over 70 years, is a global leader in lime and limestone solutions.…

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What is Industry 4.0?

By Angela Nissen | July 21, 2021

Are you confused about what Industry 4.0 is? Many people are because it seems to be so similar to Industry…

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Getting to Know Cathy Witte, Business Development and Manufacturing Specialist

By Angela Nissen | June 1, 2021

We believe it’s important to know who you’re working with. We’re continuing our Getting to Know CIFT series with our…

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What Industrial Revolution Are You In?

By Angela Nissen | May 17, 2021

Are You Stuck In The Past? The manufacturing industry has seen an immense amount of change throughout history. Technology has…

Getting to Know Joseph Schultz, Project Manager — Industry 4.0

By Angela Nissen | May 10, 2021

We believe it’s important to know who you’re working with. We’re continuing our Getting To Know CIFT series with our…

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Lean Implementation Gains Company Millions

By Angela Nissen | April 26, 2021

Alpha Coatings Inc. was founded in 1990 and has offices all around the world. The company first started out by…

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The Pragmatic (and Effective!) Approach to Lean

By Angela Nissen | March 11, 2021

You’ve had a horrible experience with lean before, even after being told it’s supposed to make your life easier. These…

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In-House Manufacturing Analysis Saves Food Company Millions

By Matthew Inniger | January 21, 2021

“As a small manufacturer, we were faced with a challenge. We were launching an innovative new product and debating about…

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Achieving DFARS/NIST Compliance

By Angela Nissen | December 9, 2020

This CIFT success story was originally published by NIST. Founded in Findlay, Ohio in 1979, MLS Systems is a manufacturer…


Lean Benefit #3: Safety

By Angela Nissen | November 25, 2020

In this lean blog series so far, we’ve identified and discussed two benefits of implementing lean into your manufacturing production:…

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Staying Competitive Through Product Development

By Derrick Coleman | November 11, 2020

What is Product Development? Many companies may treat product development as if it is similar to manufacturing, however the two…

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Manufacturing Month – Celebrating Manufacturing in Ohio

By Elizabeth Murawski | October 28, 2020

Manufacturing Month has “formally” ended, but the conclusion of the month does not mean the fun ends! Ohio is a…