Tuesday, November 29, 2016

MacLean Curtis North Carolina Making a Difference with OT Efforts

Operational Transformation (OT) efforts are well underway at the MacLean Curtis facility. Dedicated activities regarding the implementation of Lean methodologies and techniques, identification and elimination of waste, monitoring and ensuring the sustainment of results and providing updates on progress are keeping the momentum going. » Read More

Monday, November 14, 2016

MacLean Power Canada Contributes to Community Initiatives, Call to Action!

On May 21st, 8 employees plus family members contributed their time for a great cause; the improvement of the Chateauguay river banks. Every year, for the past 8 years, we have collected garbage ranging from tires, shopping carts, plastic everything, diapers and the list goes on. » Read More

Friday, November 4, 2016

Starting with the Basics - 5S Event Success at Mundelein

In May, a team led by a first-time Kaizen event facilitator was formed to start working on one of the internally threaded fastener cold forming machines with the basics — the House of Excellence — 5S. With initial audit results in hand, which they prepared during four weeks of pre-planning, the 3-1/2 day Kaizen journey was on its way. » Read More

Thursday, November 3, 2016

MacLean-Fogg Announces Opening of MacLean Curtis Mooresville Plant

MacLean-Fogg Company announces the Grand Opening on November 3, 2016 of the MacLean Curtis Mooresville, North Carolina plant, exactly two years to the day from when MacLean-Fogg Component Solutions, a division of MacLean-Fogg, closed on the purchase of the Automotive Division of Curtis Screw Company LLC. For 35 years, the 55,000 square foot Curtis Cornelius, North Carolina plant had serviced the automotive marketplace with transmission, power steering, anti » Read More

Friday, October 28, 2016

Bull Creek Clean Up

Back in 2013, Lake County, Illinois was hit by a large storm that caused high flooding and damaged watersheds. In the backyard of the Mundelein facility is the Bull Creek Watershed, which is one of the many damaged watersheds. » Read More

Friday, October 21, 2016

5S Kaizen Event at York Facility

One of the bricks that make up the foundation of the MacLean-Fogg House is 5S. This is the practice of improving safety, quality, and productivity through constant workplace organization and standardization. The term "5S" comes from 5 Japanese practices, which transliterated from Japanese characters to English, all start with the letter "S." » Read More