SME presents Lean to Green Manufacturing Conference

September 21, 2010

The demand for sustainability is growing stronger every day, and manufacturers are looking for ways to reduce their impact on the environment while increasing profitability.

To help practitioners better understand how green efforts can create growth and improve competitiveness, the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), Dearborn, Mich., is presenting a Lean to Green Manufacturing Conference in Columbus, Ohio, Oct. 26-29, 2010.

The conference features presentations, workshops, and case studies of successful methods attendees can implement to reduce environmental concerns and enact changes in their manufacturing operations.

Additionally, the conference sponsor, Green Energy Ohio (GEO), will host a preconference, business-to-business workshop showcasing Ohio companies using clean energy systems and incentives.

The conference also includes a panel discussion and case histories on the U.S. EPA's E3: Economy Energy and Environment program, designed as a model for collaboration among manufacturers, utilities, municipal governments, and federal agencies.

Attendees also can choose to go on the "Green Crawl Tour" and visit area facilities that have successfully implemented lean principles and green strategies.

For more information and to register for the conference, visit