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TUESDAY, APRIL 23 | 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Like any plan, Lean Manufacturing concepts must be adapted and adjusted when they meet with the unpredictable reality of day-to-day operations in any facility. Join this panel of wire and cable manufacturers as they explore their own unique needs, as well as the common challenges shared across the industry. Each panelist shares his take on Lean and how his company has applied the principles to its own operations. A Q&A session and general discussion follows the presentations.

Panelists: Victor Jenkins, Nexans Energy Division North America, USA; Roy St. Andre, EIS Wire & Cable Co., USA; and Mark Thackeray, General Cable Corp., USA

TUESDAY, APRIL 23 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Join this panel of wire and cable manufacturers as they discuss the challenges of finding and keeping good employees to maintain a competitive edge. The panelists will address their approaches to staffing issues throughout their organizations, from hourly production personnel, to engineering staff, and plant managers. Panelists will delve even deeper to examine not only how to attract and retain employees, but also how to continually inspire and develop them professionally. Following brief statements from each panelist will be a general discussion among the panelists, including questions from the audience.

Panelists: Michelle Crockett, Leggett & Platt Inc., USA; Bradley Exoo, Comtran Cable LLC, USA; Gary Royal, Southwire Co., USA; and Tim Wampler, General Cable Corp., USA

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Join these wire and cable manufacturers as they share their experiences on four important safety topics. Each panelist will outline his or her organization's approach to one of the following issues: 1. hand and finger injury prevention: knife-free facilities; 2. improving contractor safety in the workplace; 3. mobile equipment; and 4. ergonomics improvement processes. A Q&A session and general discussion follows after all four speakers have presented.

Panelists: Hand and Finger Injury Prevention: Knife-Free Facilities - Paul Furtado, General Cable Corp., USA; Improving Contractor Safety in Your Workplace - Kimberly Watson, Southwire Co., USA; Mobile Equipment/Fork Truck Safety - Mike Casey, ASARCO, USA; and Ergonomics Improvement Processes - Verna Young, Southwestern Wire Inc., USA

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