Benchmarking plant tour: Hitchiner Manufacturing Co.

June 6, 2018 | 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Contact AME: 224-232-5980 |
Member Fee: $99
Non-Member Fee: $129
Student Member Fee: $49


Hitchiner Manufacturing Co., Inc.
594 Elm Street
Milford, New Hampshire

See lean principles in action at Hitchiner Manufacturing Co., Inc., the premier supplier of complete-to-print, high-volume, complex thin-wall investment castings and fully-finished casting-based sub-assemblies and components to industry. Experience cellular manufacturing, one piece flow, visual management, TPM and state of the art robotics as you benchmark two Hitchiner facilities.


Hitchiner Manufacturing Co.

For more than 70 years, Hitchiner Manufacturing Co., has been one of the state’s leading manufacturers, using a unique investment casting process which allows the company to deliver quality metal products used in high-end automobile engines, aircraft engines, and U.S. defense equipment. Headquartered in Milford, it is the third-highest grossing family-owned company in the state, with more than $200 million in annual sales and 1,700 employees. Hitchiner was named NH Business Magazine’s 2017 Manufacturing and Technology Business of the Year.


AM tour of first Hitchiner facility (GTO/ACF):
9:00am   –   9:30am    Welcome by AME representative & host
9:30am   – 11:30am    Tour
11:30am – 12:00pm    Q&A / feedback for host company / survey
12:00pm –   1:00pm    Break for lunch (lunch not provided)

PM tour of second Hitchiner facility (GTO/ACF):
1:00pm   –   1:30pm    Welcome by AME representative & host
1:30pm   –   3:30pm    Tour
3:30pm   –   4:00pm    Q&A / feedback for host company / survey
4:15pm                        Adjourn

  • Company leaders
  • Manufacturing professionals
  • Lean practitioners
  • CI personnel
  • CI managers
  • Operations managers
  • Quality & safety leaders

Experience a lean environment with numerous examples of cellular manufacturing, one piece flow, visual management and TPM. Participants will also see the use of state of the art robotics in both facilities.


You can become an AME member during the registration process for $150 per year and obtain the discounted AME member rate for this event. Your membership will also entitle you to a registration discount for all future AME conferences, seminars, workshops and webinars for one year. Additionally, you will receive a subscription to the award-winning Target magazine and much more.

Payment or purchase order must be received by the AME office five days prior to the event start date. If no payment or PO number is received, you will be asked to pay with a credit card or check at the event before entry.

Cancellation Policy: Enrollment fee less a $100 non-refundable registration charge will be refunded up to one week before the event. Substitutions may be made up to three days prior to the start of the workshop.

Notes: This event may be cancelled by AME for any reason. AME is not responsible for incidental costs incurred by registrants. By registering for this meeting, I hereby acknowledge and agree that AME or its agents may take photographs of me during events and may use those photographs for AME’s purposes, including but not limited to news and promotional purposes, without further compensation to me.