World-class plant tour: Shawcor

April 29, 2019 | 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Contact AME: 224-232-5980 |
Student Member Fee: $25
Non-Member Fee: $150
Member Fee: $100


1820 100 Ave. NE
Calgary, Alberta

Discover why Shawcor is a noted leader in continuous improvement on the AME Canadian region world-class tour series.

Get a behind-the-scenes look at Shawcor's Composite Production System facility in Calgary. You'll see first-hand how its unique Shawcor Management System (SMS) is used alongside a robust set of continuous improvement tools like KPIs/metrics/balanced scorecard, 5S, coaching/communication, in-depth health and safety and more. You'll also see how visual management programs are applied throughout the organization to support an engaged, people-centric culture. 

Each tour in the series will include an onsite introduction, facility tour and a question and answer session. You will be guided by practitioners that have gone through the lean transformation process. Send your team and let them witness the power of continuous improvement!



Shawcor’s Composite Production Systems group has installed more than 94 million feet of linepipe across the globe. Their reinforced thermoplastic products are corrosion-resistant and excel in extreme operating conditions. The Composite Production Systems facility you will be touring in Calgary provides a cutting-edge application of advanced composites manufacturing techniques to their FlexFlow line pipe (FFLP) solutions. Shawcor is an integrated energy services company and works in a variety of industries including oil and gas, petrochemical, industrial, electrical, electronic, automotive and communications. Learn more at



8:00 a.m.   –   8:05 a.m.    Welcome 
8:05 a.m.   –   8:15 a.m.    Safety orientation 
8:15 a.m.   –   8:30 a.m.    Introduction to the Shawcor Management System
9:00 a.m.   – 10:00 a.m.    Plant tour 
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.    Debrief
11:00 a.m.                         Adjourn


On this tour, you will see and learn about:

  • Lean management systems
  • Value stream mapping
  • Tiered huddle boards
  • Idea generation
  • Employee engagement
  • Visual management 
  • 5S
  • Front line supervisors and managers
  • Lean/quality improvement experts
  • Facilitators and coaches
  • Health and safety professionals
  • Operations management
  • Lean practitioners in all areas of the enterprise and at all levels

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 canceled 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.