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June 14, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Join the EMA for this opportunity to view the local engineering and manufacturing facility at A-dec in Newberg Or. This local business opens its doors providing another opportunity to utilize our local resources. The Tour will focus on A-dec’s implementation of LEAN manufacturing principles.

A-dec (Austin Dental Equipment Company) is a dental office furniture and equipment manufacturer based in Newberg. It is considered one of the largest dental equipment makers in the world and is Newberg’s largest employer with 832 employees. Founded in 1964, the company’s products include items such as dental chairs, stools, delivery systems, medical lighting, cabinetry, and other accessories.

The Tour will focus on A-dec’s implementation of LEAN manufacturing principals and our host for the day will be Kelly DePaolo

Kelly has worked at A-dec since July of 2005 and started out in manufacturing and then transferred to the Continuous Improvement team in September of 2006. Starting out as a Continuous Improvement Specialist before moving into the role of CI Trainer. Today, Kelly is responsible for all CI training where she delivers the content and develops it as well. Kelly also facilitates Kaizen Events, Value Stream Mapping, PDCA’s, general everyday improvements and area needs help with.

On their Newberg campus, A-dec does a large variety of different processes from machining raw material, powder coating, assembly, and shipping, to engineering, customer service, product development, and marketing. Currently, A-dec has over 1000 employee’s that work in Newberg and sell worldwide and their number one focus on all A-dec’s products is quality.

You must register to attend
This event is open to EMA Members only
No competitors on the tour
No open toes shoes
No hats
Attendees will be limited to 24


EMA Members: Free
This event will be limited to 24 attendees and is expected to fill up fast so please register ASAP.


June 14, 2018
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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