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2010 Log Homes Council President’s Tour

Registration is now open for the 2010 Log Homes Council President’s Tour, March 29 through April 1 in Boise, Idaho. The host: PrecisonCraft Log Homes & Timber Frame.

This year’s tour is unique for several reasons. One, it’s returning after a year off. I know that I and other Log Homes Council members I’ve spoken to are really looking forward to coming back together to network, catch up and share new ideas. Also unique is that we’ll be seeing a couple of facilities that don’t make logs—we’ll get the opportunity to see how other manufacturers have decreased waste, optimized flow and found other ways to increase efficiency.

I’m proud to be host of one of our stops—my company, PrecisionCraft Log Homes and Timber Frame. Our log home facility includes two Pendu milled log lines, a handcrafted log yard and a Hundegger K-2 CNC timber frame milling line. I’m excited to get the chance to show you how we’ve incorporated lean manufacturing techniques and what we’ve learned from the process.

The other stops are:
MotivePower: This state-of-the-art facility designs, manufacturers and re-manufacturers diesel-electric locomotives. They have been using lean manufacturing techniques for several years.

Woodgrain Millwork: One of the largest millwork companies in the world, this production facility specializes in efficiently optimizing wood fiber in its end products. Woodgrain management has integrated lean manufacturing throughout their operations.

Woodgrain Door: This fully-integrated wood door manufacturing shop produces a variety of solid wood and insulated doors. You will see how lean manufacturing techniques have reduced costs in this large-volume facility.

Are you ready to get back on the bus and learn smart new ways to get lean? Let’s go! Register for the 2010 Log Homes Council President’s Tour at I’ll see you there!

All the best,
Jim Young
President, PrecisionCraft Log Homes & Timber Frame
Chairman, 2010 Log Homes Council President’s Tour

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Comment by Tom Heatherington on February 5, 2010 at 7:44pm
If I can figure out a way to make the time... I'd love to make this tour. To be continued...

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