Lean Fabrication Concepts Applied to MEP Trades

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Lean construction maximizes value to optimize the entire process, using controlled manufacturing to create identical products. Fabrication allows for the most direct application of lean concepts in our industry with a controlled environment, specialized tools, and workstations. This session will discuss ways to improve fabrication facilities across the MEP trades to apply lean concepts, using examples of how to design fabrication workstations with lean concepts.


  • Carrie Struss

    Milwaukee Tool

    Carrie started her career in the Automotive Industry and has spent over 15 years in manufacturing roles including Manufacturing Engineering, Operations Management, and Lean/Six Sigma. She joined Milwaukee Tool in 2014 at one of their manufacturing sites and spearheaded cost savings through flow and Lean concepts. Since then, she has taken on increased responsibility and is now in the transactional space of the corporate office, Service and Distribution. She has a passion for process improvement while working with all functions of the business to drive value by leveraging the powerful combination of people, process, and technology. Outside of work she enjoys running 5K & 10K races and cheering on her two boys at baseball, rock climbing, or track.

  • Alan Gasvoda

    Alan Gasvoda

    Milwaukee Tool

    Alan Gasvoda is an experienced people-centric lean leader that builds high-performing teams by clarifying and aligning purpose, engaging people, and developing their CI mindset in order to deliver amazing results. He has served in senior-level roles in Continuous Improvement, Human Resources, and Quality.

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