ASQ Hamilton Section - Special Announcement
 Plant Tour
Lean Manufacturing Presentation

CGL Manufacturing, Guelph
April 15, 2004


 For this event, due to the late cancellation of the previously planned tour, we have decided to recruit the services of Ontario Plant Tours, who specialize in organizing tours of plants who have successfully implemented specific approaches in the case of CGL, lean manufacturing.

 There will be a non-refundable fee of $10 for this tour, which includes a light pizza dinner and a presentation. Ontario Plant Tours is actually charging $25 per person, but the Section has decided to subsidize this event. Pre-registration is required for this tour.


5:30 PM

Meet in parking lot of Plainsman Restaurant for car-pooling (for those signed-up for car-pooling)

6:15 PM

Light pizza dinner with soft drinks, coffee, tea at CGL facility

6:45 PM

Presentation on lean tools to showcase the benefits of lean and the kind of rewards that are available to those who follow the lean philosophy.

7:45 PM

Guided tour of the CGL facilities during which time 5S, Visual controls and other lean tools used to increase productivity, will be highlighted

8:45 PM


Q & A

TO REGISTER FOR THIS TOUR, sign-up with your non-refundable $10 fee (cash or cheque) at the March 10 meeting at the Plainsman Restaurant. Maximum group size is 25. Non-members may sign-up on a waiting list since priority will be given to attending ASQ Hamilton Section members. Absentee sign-ups permitted on the waiting list if accompanied by the fee. The sign-up sheet will include car-pooling requests.


About CGL: CGL Manufacturing Ltd., a manufacturer of machined parts, components, weldments and complete assemblies, has adopted lean philosophy throughout the organization. The payoff has been tremendous for CGL. Operating on a just-in-time basis, tremendous attention is placed on balancing customer satisfaction, quality and the elimination of waste at all levels of the organization. During the tour, the participants will get a first hand look at 5S + 1 that works, Kanbans and the Visual Workplace. Being world class is making it look easy! The payoffs of Lean have been freed floor space for more production, faster delivery, better quality, a new paint line, more business and more profits. In just one cell over 1000 km of forklift traffic has been eliminated.

The location of the plant is 151 Arrow Road in Guelph. See the following map link:|43.55763%2c-80.29882|1|151+Arrow+Rd%2c+Guelph+ON|L1|