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Virtual Plant Tour: Lake Erie Rubber

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Lake Erie Rubber is a custom rubber molding and manufacturing company with a history that spans six decades. Lake Erie uses LEAN guiding principles to drive continuous improvement in safety, quality, delivery, and cost for its customers. The Lake Erie Team is a small group of employees who all play a vital role in the day-to-day operations and is dedicated to speed, quality, and technical solutions to support our customers.

Lake Erie embarked on its LEAN journey in 2018. The journey began with a focus on Transactional Lean to streamline processes including the Quality Management System, Customer Service, Quoting, and manufacturing cost data analysis. In 2020, the shift moved to more traditional Lean Manufacturing improvements with a focus on 5S, the foundation of a Lean facility.

President and Owner, Jon Meighan will walk attendees through his LEAN journey and take a virtual tour of the facility.

Reasons to Attend: 

  • Seeing another process automatically improves your own! Just by touring another facility, most rubber manufacturing executives will find new benchmarks and better ways to do things in their own companies.

  • Attendees will have the opportunity to openly exchange ideas in a well facilitated environment and will become better educated about the rubber processing industry.

  • Participants will discover new resources, meet new people, and exponentially grow their business network of contacts. 

Tour Agenda (details subject to change):

1:00-1:20 PM – Introduction and Welcome

1:20 -1:50 PM – Featured Highlight

  • LEAN manufacturing will be the featured highlight on the Lake Erie tour.

1:50-2:10 PM – Virtual Plant Tour

  • Attendees with come “along for the ride” during this virtual tour. Lake Erie Rubber will take attendees on a tour of their facility, highlighting their innovative production process.

2:10-2:50 PM – Innovation Round Tables

  • Attendees will join one another in small groups to discuss takeaways and share their experiences and best practices focused on 1-2 topics.

2:50-3:00 PM – Q&A and Closing

  • As a wrap-up, attendees will have the opportunity to ask the Lake Erie team any questions that came up during the event.

Accessing This Event

The morning of the event, all registrants will receive information and a link to participate in the event. This link will be unique to each individual, and you must use that link to enter the session.

Can’t make it day of? Go ahead and register! All registrants will receive access to the recording of the tour and highlighted education session.


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