L.B. Foster worked hard to get into a position to win a 2014 IndustryWeek Best Plants Award.
From the lab to the plant floor and even the administrative offices, Lean practices have been collaboratively implemented. Listening to employees, investing in their training and ensuring continued buy-in from top management has been critical to sustained continuous improvement.
Also helpful: tolerating mistakes and turning them into teaching moments.
Click here to read Patricia Panchak's in-depth profile of L.B. Foster's Lean journey. Click below to see her video interview with L.B. Foster managers.