Tri-State Manufacturers’ Alliance Q3 Event Lean Practical Applications


EVANSVILLE, Ind. – The Southwest Indiana Chamber Tri-State Manufacturers’ Alliance will host the Q3 Event: Lean Practical Applications from 7:30am to 10:30pm at IVY Tech Community College on August 8, 2019.

Join us and learn from the Best of the Best in LEAN in the United States as we welcome AME Hall of Fame winner Art Byrne and Shingo-prize winning author Jim Benson!

From team leader to CEO, from manufacturers to hospitals to civic entities,

from small to large enterprises…Everyone can learn from the best and make your organization stronger!

How did Art Byrne apply it and create great success stories for American Manufacturing companies?

Speaker Art Bryne While serving as CEO or an equivalent position, Byrne implemented lean principles in more than 30 companies (including subsidiaries) and 14 countries during the past 30 years, giving him a matchless knowledge of how to turn around companies using a lean strategy. Byrne began his lean journey as general manager at the General Electric Company. Later, as group executive, he helped introduce lean to the Danaher Corporation. As CEO of The Wiremold Company he quadrupled the company size and increased its enterprise value by 2,500% in less than 10 years.

Speaker Jim Benson is a Shingo-prize winning author, a civil engineer, an urban planner, a business-owner, a consultant, and owns seven bar-be-ques. He’s worked with cities as small as Albion, Michigan, and run multi-million dollar projects for the United Nations. He’s planned and designed light rail systems, freeways, and the transportation plans for literally every city in Oregon (and was glad when that project was over) He owned a successful software company and, as a consultant has worked with nobel prize winners, Fortune 10 companies, small two-person restaurants, governments, and so on. He is on the faculty of the Lean Enterprise Institute and the Deming Institute. He loves this stuff.

About Southwest Indiana Chamber

Since 1915, the Southwest Indiana Chamber has been a trusted ally of the regional business community. Today we are one of the state’s largest, strongest, and most impactful nonprofit business organizations, representing a total membership of more than 1,400 businesses, organizations, and agencies. About one-third of members have invested in our organization for 10 or more years. While nearly all major employers in our region invest in the Southwest Indiana Chamber, 71% of our member businesses have 25 or fewer employees.

Learn more about the Chamber, our members, and the Southwest Indiana regional business community at 318 Main St., Suite 401, Evansville, IN 47708.