2 Second lean tour: Valleyview Industries Ltd. in Kamloops British Columbia Canada

July 10, 2024 | 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Contact AME: 224-232-5980 | events@ame.org


Virtual Event

Join AME and host Paul Akers for the next highly rated 2 Second Lean tour series!

The 2SL approach is like Mentoring on Steroids for companies who are interested in developing their people.

The company President and his operations team will highlight lean concepts, featured best practices/concepts, and significant improvements. They will describe the morning meeting and 3S process, and how they have achieved great results in a relatively short amount of time.  Overall, the tour will focus on how they developed a culture that supports all of their continuous improvement activity.

On the tour visitors will see:

  • overview of main shop
  • morning meeting area
  • lean cave
  • metal shop
  • spray booth
  • carpentry shop
  • sawmill line

This event is part of  AME's 2 Second Lean Tour series hosted by Paul Akers, author of the book "2 Second Lean" and owner of FastCap.


Valley View Industries Ltd manufactures quality cedar products that are both attractive and built to last. They work with 100% western red cedar and manufacture cedar lumber Including rough sawn posts and beams, kiln dried tongue and groove in any profile and quantity. They also manufacture cedar products including fence panels, gazebos, pergolas and offer installation on all products. The two acre site includes a 6,000 sq. ft. wood processing shop and 3,000 sq. ft. of covered manufacturing area. They currently have 18 full-time employees. www.valleyviewlumber.com







Nick Price, Company President, will be the main presenter. Nick is the son of the Company Founder Norm Price.


Wednesday, July 10, 2024

11:00 a.m. Intoduction by Company President Nick Price
11:15 a.m.  Tour of operations led by Nick Price
11:45 a.m.  Questions and answers
12:00 p.m. Adjourn


Participants will gain an understanding of how a manufacturing company in this industry has been able to develop a workforce culture that supports outstanding teamwork and continuous improvement  across the enterprise. The additional main takeaway will be how this culture was developed in a relatively short period of time.


General managers, operations managers, plant managers, shop floor supervisors, continuous improvement specialists, and human resource leaders.


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