Seventy-Second Meeting of the Advanced Manfacturing Forum

Journey to Lean and Green Manufacturing

October 18-19, 2012
Toftrees Golf Resort & Conference Center


133 Years of Sustainability

Hank Schroeder, Environmental Manager

Ball Corporation, Findlay, OH

Ball Corporation is a global leader in sustainable packaging, an innovator and trusted collaborator, a pioneer in aerospace, and a financially strong and sustainable enterprise.  Its present and future thinking revolves around its Drive for 10 vision which has three elements:  we know who we are, we know where we're going, and we know what's important.  Its corporate sustainability priorities include innovation and new technologies that create value for its customers and the corporation, developing and inspiring great talent, developing and supporting effective recycling programs, and better understanding the environmental and social risks in its supply chain.  Its operational goals revolve around employee safety, electricity reductions and efficiency, natural gas consumption, water use, managing waste streams, and reducing VOC emissions, and the company received the R. David Hoover Sustainability Award for its efforts.  This presentation will allow participants to learn about the mindset, efforts and initiatives that led to Ball Corporation's sustainability successes.

Ball Corporation's Executive Summary (kB .pdf) -- coming soon

Vision 2014

Dan Flint, Director of Operations
Tom Cleveland, Operations Site Manager

OMNOVA Solutions, Fitchburg, MA

OMNOVA Solutions are innovators of emulsion polymers, specialty chemicals, and decorative and functional surfaces for commercial, industrial and residential use with $1.2 billion in annual sales.  The Fitchburg plant was recently awarded the EPA Region 1, Environmental Merit Award for its outstanding efforts in preserving New England's environment.  Through the utilization of Lean Six Sigma methodologies, this facility has improved in all major sustainability categories of the company's Vision 2014 program.  Projects such as natural gas consumption, electricity and water usage, and emissions reductions have positively impacted its environment and improved its business, and the company expects that a continuous, focused effort in these areas will further improve its sustainability footprint.  This presentation will discuss the efforts required at the Fitchburg plant to reach these goals and the company's efforts to be stewards of its community and environment while building a better business and better world through sustainable goals.

OMNOVA Solution's Executive Summary (kB .pdf) -- coming soon


Manufacturing and Environmental Excellence through TPS

Shawn Daly, General Manager, Manufacturing Support

Toyota Motor Manufacturing, West Virginia (TMMWV), Inc., Buffalo, WV

TMMWV produces engines and transmissions for Toyota and Lexus vehicles.  Through a strong commitment to continuous improvement, respect for people, and the application of Toyota Production System (TPS) principles, TMMWV earned the productivity benchmark Harbor Award seven times.  However the plant is even more widely recognized as an environmental leader, earning ISO 14001 certification in 2000, achieving Zero Waste to Landfill status in 2003, and joining with the U.S EPA and the West Virginia DEP as the first Sustainability Partner in West Virginia.  TMMWV's strong commitment to environmental excellence includes aggressive annual targets for energy and water reduction, and adoption of a local wetland for use as an outdoor environmental education classroom.  This presentation will discuss TMMWV's continuous improvement in manufacturing and environmental activities through the application of TPS principles.

Toyota Motor Manufacturing's Executive Summary (kB .pdf) -- coming soon


CertainTeed & Saint-Gobain:  Working Towards a Sustainable Habitat

Aman Desouza, Director, Innovation & Product Sustainability
Brad Runda, Manager - Energy

CertainTeed Corporation, Valley Forge, PA

CertainTeed is North America's leading brand of sustainable building products.  The company represents a deeply-rooted, long-standing commitment to building and sustaining a comfortable, energy efficient and safe habitat -- the living natural environment where we work and live.  From products including its energy-efficient insulation made in energy-conscious plants using sand and recycled glass, to its comprehensive program to reduce its overall environmental impact that has significantly reduced landfill waste, energy and water consumption, CertainTeed leads by example through its commitment to energy efficiency, innovative recycling and sustainable design and construction.  This presentation will allow participants to learn about the driving forces behind CertainTeed's commitment to sustainability and the broader impact of sustainability on all aspects of the business.

CertainTeed & Saint-Gobain's Executive Summary (kB .pdf) -- coming soon