Sustaining Lean Conference set for September


A special discount and Continuing Education Units are being offered to organizations attending the upcoming Sustaining Lean Conference, scheduled for Sept. 27-28 at the Charleston Marriott.

The conference is designed to help organizations build effective teams, learn how to save money, improve efficiency, reduce waste, and lower their impact on the environment.

A registration fee of $139 includes all conference activities and materials; breakfast and lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday; Tuesday evening reception; and, transportation to and from the Toyota facility. Organizations that register three people will receive a discount of one full registration fee – or three for the price of two. Additionally, there is a discounted room rate at the Marriott for participants.

Bridgemont Community and Technical College is offering Continuing Education Units to all participants to help maintain professional licenses, certifications, and accreditations.

The conference, entitled “Achieving Prosperity through Sustainability and Lean Concepts,” will run from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 27 and from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 28.

Conference highlights include tracks for both novice and experienced lean practitioners; keynote speakers from Interface and National Geographic; a tour of the Toyota Motor Manufacturing West Virginia facility at Buffalo; a Sustainability 101 workshop; and valuable networking time.

The Sustaining Lean Conference is sponsored by Bridgemont Community and Technical College, Providence Business Consultants, Toyota Motor Manufacturing of West Virginia, West Virginia Community and Technical College System, West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, West Virginia Manufacturers Association, West Virginia Manufacturing Extension Partnership, and ZMM Architects and Engineers.

To register, go to and for information about registration, contact Carol Coleman at (304) 734-6708 or The registration deadline is Sept. 19.

For more information about the conference, contact Barry Holstein with Providence Business Consultants at (304) 982-2850 or


Tom Aluise