Whatever brought you here, welcome. The Buffalo area, long depressed economically due in large part to a shrinking manufacturing base, has rebounded. Smart leadership and responsible stewardship have combined to draw in new businesses. With them have come jobs and new development. The city looks nothing like it did just a decade ago. With a dedicated capable workforce, excellent infrastructure and a unique, sometimes gritty culture, Buffalo is growing by leaps and bounds. With this new manufacturing investment comes new ideas. Ideas like Lean, though its hardly new. Buffalo has been very traditional in its business structure for a long time.
Its a great time to be a Lean Leader in Buffalo. There are fabulous training and educational resources, some of which I will high-lite in future columns, terrific engineering talent, and best of all a capable, hardworking diverse labor force.
Enjoy the site. Learn what you can and ask me if you have any questions or need any help.