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2018 AGM


presented by the

Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME)

Lean Tool - The Gemba Walk


May 2 | Toronto, ON

Gemba walks are used as a tool for personnel development, coaching, effective shop problem solving and continuous improvement. At this event, attendees will receive training on how to conduct a gemba walk, the use and value of a gemba walk, and take part in two gemba walks within the Tremco facility. They will also receive checklists to assist them in maximizing the value of every walk they do at their facilities.

“The primary purpose of a gemba walk should be to develop people. It is an opportunity to see reality with your own eyes—which challenges assumptions people have made—and to coach people on a variety of topics. Some people think walks are to find waste. That is only one type of walk, and it is not the most important one to do. A key to doing this effectively is to use the walk to create the environment where people develop and use critical thinking skills. A walk is a great way to directly approach culture change.” — Michael Bremer, Vice President of the AME Excellence Awards committee.

2018 Tri Association Conference Call for Speakers

2018 Golf Tournament

2017 NMA Member Awards

Celebrating Manufacturing in Northumberland

The NMA presented Member awards at Chem-Ecol Ltd. in Cobourg on October 5th. Each recipient was presented with an award designed and manufactured in Northumberland by fellow NMA member, Hoselton Studio.

The Environmental/Health & Safety Award
Presented to Esco Corporation

Dan Ross, NMA President and Brad Robertson, Esco Corporation

The High Performance Manufacturing Award
Presented to UniTrak Corporation Ltd.

Dan Ross, NMA President, Bill Gorsling and Ted Gorsline, UniTrak Corporation and Lou Rinaldi, MPP Northumberland Quinte-West.

The Investing in Employee Development Award
in partnership with Fleming College
was presented to Protoplast Inc.

Dan Ross, NMA President, Deborah Standford, Fleming College and Chris White, Protoplast Inc.

President’s Award of Distinction
presented to Northumberland Community Development Corporation

Dan Ross, NMA President, Wendy Curtis & Rick Holmes, NCFDC

Thanks to the Chem-Ecol Ltd. Team for hosting this year’s event and to Brad Fegan for his very informative presentation on oil recycling and reclamation.

Thanks also to Hoselton Studios for the Awards produced at the site in Colborne.


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