Since 2008, Michelle Segrest has been touring manufacturing facilities worldwide for major industry trade publications. Each plant made a memorable impression. In this three-volume series about modern manufacturing, Michelle shares her first-hand experiences touring manufacturing factories worldwide, delivering the lessons learned from the best practices of industry champions. Each chapter is a detailed case study which can be easily read in one sitting and provides a comprehensive account of how these world-class facilities use game-changing methods to improve plant operations. Each case study also includes key tips and takeaways that can be used in any plant, in any industry.Read More
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In a massive expansion project, Ideal Industries Inc., consolidates three Midwestern facilities into one operation.
By Michelle Segrest, Reporting for Maintenance Technology Magazine
Upgrading means advancement and improvement, but it also means change, and for Ideal Industries Inc., it means consolidating operations from three facilities into one new state-of-the art, 220,000-sq.-ft. facility in Sycamore, IL. Celebrating its 100th year in business, the family-owned company is undergoing a complete migration of the people, equipment, operations, and maintenance processes of three of its Midwestern facilities. Learn more about how Ideal Industries accomplished the merging of three facilities by reading the full story.