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Shingo Prizes Recognize Lean Initiatives

LOGAN, UT-The 2005 recipients of the Shingo Prize for Excellence in Manufacturing awards have been announced. This award program, for manufacturers in the United States, Canada and Mexico, is administered by the College of Business at Utah State University to recognize lean enterprise leadership among manufacturers in North America. The program sets out to commend companies that clearly eliminate all nonvalue added activity that negatively impacts profitability and tax utilization.

The following are recipients of the Shingo Prize:

• Autoliv Tremonton Facility, Tremonton, UT

• BAE Systems, Fort Wayne Operations, Fort Wayne, IN

• The Boeing Co., Mesa, AZ, and St. Charles, MO

• Boston Scientific, Stent and Balloon Catheter Plant, Maple Grove, MN

• Celestica de Monterrey,

Monterrey, Mexico

• Delphi Ensamble de Cables and Componentes Plant 8400, Guadalupe, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

• Delphi Packard Electric Systems, Vienna Molding Operations, Vienna, OH

• Delphi Sistemas de Energia Plant 39, Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico

• GDX Automotive, New Haven, MO

• Hearth and Home Technologies,

Lake City, MN

• Lockheed Martin, Archbald, PA

• Takata Seat Belts Inc., Agua Prieta, Mexico; and Apodaca, Mexico plants 1 and 2

Awards for the recipients and finalists were presented at the 17th annual Shingo Prize Conference and Awards Ceremony on April 21, 2005, at the Grand Rapids Convention Center, Grand Rapids, MI. For more information, visit

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