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Six Sigma Methodology Eyed for Business Empowerment

Published: Tuesday, August 31, 2004 - 21:00

The Piston Group plans to use grant money from the Michigan Economic Development Corp. to enhance the area workforce by training leaders in lean manufacturing, quality management and Six Sigma.

The company will receive $57,000 in economic development training grants and will partner with Henry Ford Community College—which received $400,000 in grant funds—to provide the training. Piston reports it will be able to train nearly 90 current and potential employees with the money.

The trainings to be offered include lean manufacturing, process improvement, quality management subsystems, Six Sigma and registration to ISO.

“Our biggest asset is a skilled and qualified workforce,” says Vinnie Johnson, Piston Group chairman and CEO. “With access to high-tech manufacturing training, we are able to recruit and maintain the type of employees that will grow our business and allow us to hire additional workers. It’s a win-win for everyone involved.”

For more information, visit www.pistongroup.com.

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