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  • QTI Sensing Solutions Has Quality and Eats it Too!

    When the QTI team had trouble digesting a new Lean process, managers made a cake with the process baked into the frosting. The team eagerly lapped up the process proving that at QTI Sensing Solutions, you can have your quality and eat it too! More ->

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  • In the Ditch Towing Products: From Mountain Home to the World

    Chuck Cecceralli, who founded Idaho Wrecker Sales (IWS) in 1994, is a smart and inventive guy who leveraged his success at IWS to create two additional companies; In the Ditch Towing Products (ITD) and Inventive Products. He built IWS around the idea that wreckers (tow trucks) should be built better and last longer. That philosophy […]

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  • Great American Appetizers ­ Nampa ­ Lean for Food Processors

    Nampa Food Firm Builds Multicultural Lean Team Idaho’s Great American Appetizers is benefiting from TechHelp’s Lean for Food Processors with Lean English Essentials program that helps food processors overcome workplace language issues and implement the principles of Lean Manufacturing. Jeff Kronenberg of TechHelp and the University of Idaho and the GAA team worked to create […]

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  • FAMCO ­ Meridian ­ Lean Manufacturing

    Situation at FAMCO Established in 1989, Fresh Air Manufacturing Company (FAMCO) is headquartered in Meridian Idaho. The company is one of the Pacific Northwest’s largest manufacturers of sheet metal and plastic, air ventilation products. FAMCO’s customers include heating, air conditioning, ventilation, roofing and siding distributors. The company also designs and manufactures parts and products for […]

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  • Litehouse Foods, Sandpoint, Lean for Food Processors

    Profile In the mid-1950’s, Chef Ed Hawkins and his wife Lorena bought The Litehouse Restaurant in the resort town of Hope near Sandpoint, Idaho where they served their now famous blue cheese dressing. It wasn’t long before patrons started bringing empty jars so they could take home some of the delicious dressing. In 1962, the […]

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  • Woodgrain Millwork, Fruitland, Lean Manufacturing

    Company Profile  Woodgrain Millwork began as a family owned company when Merrill “Bud” Dame started a small molding company in Cedar City, Utah in 1954. Today, Woodgrain is still family owned and is led from corporate offices in Fruitland, Idaho by President and CEO, Reed Dame, and Executive VP, Kelly Dame. Members of the third […]

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