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McGuinty Government invests in lean manufacturing training


Ontario is supporting training programs that will help manufacturers across the province become more efficient and better compete — at home and abroad.

The Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC) is expanding its highly successful Lean Manufacturing Training Program, adding a minimum of 50 training sessions to benefit an additional 850 participants across Ontario. The province will contribute $300,000 to the training program on top of its $500,000 June 2008 investment. Started in 2007, the program helps manufacturers become more efficient and competitive by teaching workers lean manufacturing methods. Participating companies benefit from less waste, better workflow, and smoother equipment changeovers.

Ontario is investing in this project again under the Communities in Transition (CiT) initiative.