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

Friday, October 14, 2016

Building the TPM Program at PWK Autonomous Maintenance Workshop on Hotforging Press

At PWK, we are very focused on enacting more TPM principles into our factory. One of the programs that was created to help foster the TPM mindset in the organization is the "AI program." AI stands for "Autonome Instandhaltung," or Autonomous Maintenance, in English. » Read More

Friday, October 7, 2016

Accelerated Leadership Program - Mundelein

Over the last 5 years, Mundelein has worked to realize the central mission of Operational Transformation; the creation of a learning organization focused on the development of all team members and the empowerment of those individuals to drive change. » Read More

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Nearly 150 Years of Service Participate in Aerial Lift Safety Training at Saegertown

Many small towns celebrate 150 years of existence; they're called sesquicentennials. To put that in perspective, the American Civil War began 155 years ago. On May 10, six highly experienced Saegertown employees — the writer with less than two months of tenure — participated in aerial lift safety training. » Read More

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

MPS Trenton Anchors Achieve Production Improvement Through Kanban

In January of 2016, the Anchors Value Stream at Trenton installed a new piece of equipment to produce hubs for Power Hub anchors. An increase in throughput and efficiency was needed in the drill and tap operation due to excessive downtime on aging equipment. » Read More

Thursday, September 24, 2015

MacLean-Fogg Passes Presidential Torch to the Next Generation

Barry L. MacLean, chief executive officer and chairman of MacLean-Fogg, announced the appointment of Duncan A. L. MacLean to president of MacLean-Fogg effective August 15, 2015. Duncan MacLean will remain president of MacLean-Fogg Component Solutions and, on October 15, 2015, will assume the role of president of MacLean Power Systems. » Read More