Day-to-day actions such as acknowledging associates’ improvement suggestions, communicating clearly with employees, respecting and celebrating employee achievements and empowering team members to develop solutions when they encounter challenges reflect a strong commitment to people-centric lean leadership. At TC Industries (TCI), headquartered in Crystal Lake, IL, communication as well as effective training and development of people with openness to new ideas also reflect this philosophy. TCI is committed to creating value for customers, shareholders and employees through continuous improvements and eliminating waste, said George Berry IV, president. Involvement and development of all TCI employees’ understanding and capabilities support the company’s mission to serve TCI customers through day-by-day improvements, he added. The company employs approximately 500 people in Crystal Lake. TCI employees manufacture ground-engaging tools, cutting edges, end bits and bucket edges for OEM construction equipment markets and heat-treated steel bars and plates. TCI operates one facility in the United States, two in Canada and one in the UK. read more →