America’s New Factory Building Frenzy – Industry Week

“How you handle things from a culture standpoint is vitally important,” says CEO Peter Anthony. “We transferred some individuals from our various plants… to our new business so they could help develop the new culture at the new plant in the ‘UGN Way.’”

As you might expect with an automotive company, the UGN Way and the UGN culture are all around lean, and not just on the shop floor.

“We view [lean] as a total enterprise tool. We take the view you should be thinking lean in everything you do,” Anthony says. “From a new factory standpoint, there are many facets, from site selection to how it’s laid out to the equipment that is being used.”

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