Intermediate level

Packaging Specialties of Georgia

Packaging Specialties, Inc. began its lean journey in 2005. This tour will demonstrate the creation of a lean culture (kaizen board, meeting board, safety board, family tree and other visual aids). You will see autonomous maintenance (TPM) applied in each department. You will also see the Press 10 Area, where changes made to the newest press are shared with the manufacturer (Barry-Wehmiller) and become standard design features. Finally, at the Plate Room, you will see a kanban ordering system for plate reorders.

About Packaging Specialties, Inc.

Packaging Specialties, Inc. is a commercial printing company that was started in 1975 by Hayes Biggs. It has three strategically placed printing locations in the U.S., each equipped with state of the art PCMC 10 color presses as well as additional presses to supply more than 27 different industries with the highest quality printed films available. Packaging Specialties of Georgia is located in Gainesville. This printing plant services customers throughout the entire U.S., Canada and the Caribbean. It operates five presses with printing capabilities for processed images on 10 color presses with a maximum web width of 50” and 48” repeats.

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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)
  • Other: See tour description