World-class lean tours: Baylis Medical, FGF Brands and Tremco

June 15, 2022 | 9:00 am to June 16, 2022 | 4:00 pm
Eastern Time
Contact AME: 224-232-5980 |
Member Fee: $395
Non-Member Fee: $495

Join the AME Canadian Region for tours of Baylis Medical, FGF Brands and Tremco!

The AME Canadian Region is pleased to present three in-person Toronto area world-class lean tours on June 15 and 16, 2022. On the morning of June 16, 2 Second Lean pioneer Paul Akers will host a virtual panel discussion involving international leaders from AME's highly popular 2 Second Lean tour series. 

This two-day event will demonstrate lean thinking in action. You will learn best practices that will help you and your organization build a strong foundation to innovate, learn and grow. Get inspired by seeing how investing in people and developing a continuous improvement culture can help you and your organization become an employer of choice.

Wednesday, June 15

FGF Brands TeamMorning tour: FGF Brands

At its Brampton, Ontario plant, FGF Brands innovates, bakes, packages, and ships hundreds of thousands of products each day to retail and foodservice clients around the world.


Afternoon tour: Baylis Medical

Located in Mississauga Ontario, Baylis is a world leader in the development and production of medical products related to cardiovascular therapies.



Thursday, June 16

2 Second Lean panel (hosted at Tremco)

Paul Akers will host a virtual panel consisting of leaders from several of the international companies that participated in the popular virtual 2 Second Lean tour series held in 2021.

Afternoon tour: Tremco

The plant, located in East York, Ontario, is part of the corporation's Construction Products Group. It produces a variety of building and maintenance products that support one total enclosure system.


COVID protocol for event attendees:

  • Prior to arrival at facility: all registrants must complete a screening form that will be distributed the week before the event.
  • Upon arrival at the facility: registrants will be required to submit the completed screening form and show standard proof of vaccination or proof of negative COVID testing within the previous ten days.
  • During the visit: all registrants must maintain standard physical distancing (six ft.) and face mask guidelines, and adhere to posted maximum room capacities.

Based in Mississauga, Ontario, Baylis Medical is a leader in the development and commercialization of innovative medical devices in the field of cardiology, with a focus on left-heart access. Baylis Medical develops medical devices with the individual needs of physicians and patients in mind. It is dedicated to facilitating smoother, more predictable transseptal procedures, allowing physicians to deliver life-changing therapies to their patients. Boston Scientific acquired Baylis Medical in February 2022. Boston Scientific transforms lives through innovative medical solutions that improve the health of patients around the world.

FGF Brands is a tech company that bakes. Consumer-focused and always in harmony with evolving consumer preferences, it masters technology to create food people want—affordable, artisan quality with the cleanest possible ingredients. Its innovation campuses in Toronto and San Antonio are constantly engineering new sustainable ways to bring the cleanest possible ingredients back to global scale food. With facilities in Canada and the US, FGF innovates, bakes, packages and ships hundreds of thousands of products each day to retail and foodservice clients around the world. The company is headquartered in Toronto, Ontario. Please note that attendees are required to bring their own safety shoes.


The Tremco Construction Products Group companies together form the industry’s only provider of comprehensive systems and services for all six sides of the building enclosure. Whether new construction or restoration, commercial, residential, in-field or in-plant, structures with Tremco CPG systems are easier to build and maintain, virtually impervious to the elements, and can provide any look desired. For restoration and renovation of existing structures, Tremco CPG’s six-sided solutions deliver demonstrable performance at the lowest possible life-cycle costs and ensure peace of mind through long-term warranties and maintenance programs. Tremco CPG represents the combined power of Dryvit, Nudura Inc., Prebuck LLC, Willseal and Tremco Incorporated’s Commercial Sealants & Waterproofing, Roofing & Building Maintenance, along with affiliates Weatherproofing Technologies (WTI) and Weatherproofing Technologies Canada (WTC).


Wednesday, June 15, 2022

8:30 a.m.    Arrive at FGF Brands / welcome and networking
9:00 a.m.    Introduction to FGF Brands
9:30 a.m.    Tour FGF Brands facility
11:00 am    Feedback session, Q&A and lunch at FGF Brands
12:00 p.m.  Depart for Baylis facility
1:00 p.m.    Arrive at Baylis / welcome introduction
1:30 p.m.    Tour Baylis facility
3:00 p.m.    Feedback session and Q&A
4:00 p.m.    Depart Baylis facility

Thursday, June, 16, 2022

9:00 a.m.    Arrive at Tremco / welcome and networking
9:30 a.m.    Introduction and start of 2 Second Lean event, facilitated by Richard Evans
12:00 p.m.  Lunch and networking at Tremco
1:00 p.m.    Introduction to Tremco
1:30 p.m.    Tour Tremco facility
3:00 p.m.    Feedback and Q&A
3:30 p.m.    Depart Tremco


This tour series will highlight three organizations that are reaping the benefits of 2 Second Lean. See how they're doing it and find inspiration that will help you and your organization find similar success.

  • Business owners
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Manufacturing industry professionals
  • Operations managers
  • Supervisors
  • Continuous improvement professionals
  • All those seeking to learn and grow

You can become an AME member during the registration process for $150 per year and obtain the discounted AME member rate for this event. Your membership will also entitle you to a registration discount for all future AME conferences, seminars, workshops and webinars for one year.

Payment or purchase order must be received by the AME office five days prior to the event start date. If no payment or PO number is received, you will be asked to pay with a credit card or check at the event before entry.

Cancellation Policy: For paid events, enrollment fee less a $100 non-refundable registration charge will be refunded up to one week before the event. Substitutions may be made up to three days prior to the start of the event.

Notes: This event may be canceled by AME for any reason. AME is not responsible for incidental costs incurred by registrants. By attending this event, you acknowledge and agree that AME or its agents may take photographs of you during the event and may use those photographs for AME’s purposes, including but not limited to news and promotional purposes.