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PrecisionCraft Manufacturing Team Gains Lean Manufacturing Certification


Precision Craft Log & Timber Homes, of Meridian, Idaho recently underwent Lean Manufacturing Certification classes at its facility and distinguished itself by having 100% of its production staff pass the rigorous certification exam. The Lean Enterprise Certificate Program (LECP) is administered by TechHelp, a partnership between the University of Idaho, Idaho State University and Boise State University and is an affiliate of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP).


TechHelp assists companies throughout Idaho in learning about and implementing the principles of Lean Manufacturing. "One nice thing about LECP is that it links directly to the workplace by requiring 24 hours of practical course work in addition to 32 classroom hours," said Stauffer, Director of TechHelp. "Material covered in class has immediate application to the workplace giving workers first-hand experience in implementing Lean and giving companies a quick payback on their investment in Lean training."


Precision Craft, a leading company in the design, production and construction of fine log homes and timber homes, is utilizing its Lean Manufacturing expertise to improve its manufacturing operation which will, in turn further improve product quality and reduce costs through streamlined processes.