Cardinal IG: A Cardinal Glass Industries Company 
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Engineering the future of glass

Monday, Oct. 17 Location Code
12:35pm-3:35pm Cardinal IG: A Cardinal Glass Industries Company MT/01



Elements of 5s, flow, kaizen, standard work are evident in this facility. See and learn how department-led improvements and waste reduction efforts found throughout this facility have improved productivity and allowed the company to sustain double digit growth for 10 years. 

We will also discuss:

  • How the addition of automation has given us a competitive advantage in the industry
  • The importance of training: This facility has embraced lean principles by training the entire staff (350+) on lean training modules online and in person for new hires.
  • How safety is its number one priority (it is on its way to becoming VPP).


Cardinal Glass Industries is a management-owned S-Corporation leading the industry in the development of residential glass for windows and doors. It has grown to more than 7,000 employees located at 37 manufacturing locations around the U.S. 

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.

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