United Conveyor Corporation 
Intermediate level

United Conveyor Corporation

Tuesday, Nov. 5 Location Code
7:30am-2:00pm TT/01
Wednesday, Nov. 6 Location Code
7:30am-2:00pm WT/01

This tour will highlight the complexities faced by a 99-year-old operation while incorporating a lean-inspired layout into their new manufacturing and warehouse facility. See how United Conveyor Corporation (UCC) planned the move consisting of fabrication, assembly and warehouse operations into a new space. Learn how they developed a lean process plan and hear about the struggles they faced along the way, including hiring and training a new work force, along with the countermeasures they have established for the future. Participate in a brief, facilitated discussion after the tour to provide immediate and relevant feedback UCC can use as it finalizes the layout and seeks to train its new workforce in lean thinking.


United Conveyor Corporation (UCC) is a global leader in ash handling solutions for the power generation industry and a preferred supplier for dry sorbent injection, activated carbon injection and reagent handling. Since 1920, UCC has pioneered material handling technology and has led the way in helping to improve plant performance. UCC has devoted its efforts exclusively to the design, supply, installation and maintenance of ash handling and other abrasive material handling systems. Headquartered in Illinois, USA, UCC offers global support from over 50 sales and service locations around the world. UCC takes great pride in its company, in its people, and in its work, and has earned a reputation of excellence around the world. www.unitedconveyor.com

Restrictions / Requirements

To participate in a tour, all attendees must adhere to and respect the tour hosts' restrictions and requirements.
Non-adherence may exclude you from a tour.

  • Leather like closed-toe shoes (No high heels)
  • Long or short-sleeved shirt/blouse
  • Long pants (no shorts, skirts, dresses)
  • Safety glasses