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Paul’s Adventures in Germany 2011

Follow along with Paul as he ventures through Germany. First stop, the Interzum 2011 Fair in Cologne Germany and some sites along the way.

Lean in the Church Invitation

Paul Akers invites you to hear about taking lean to the church. Join Paul at the StandingTogether.org event June 15, 2011 in Salt lake City.

2P 10 for Rocks?

Paul presents 2P 10 to a Rock Club. For more information about this product visit our website.

Lean: Use Your Head Not Your Wallet

Doug created an innovative way, a Lean way, for attaching a clip to FastCap’s 3rd Hand Magnetic Dust Barrier Door.

For more information on FastCap’s 3rd Hand Magnetic Dust Barrier Door System, visit our website.

Video Review of the Flex Tool Bag

Thanks, Kreg. Super job on the video review. Remember, when you put a pocket on the Flex Tool Bag you what to fold the upper flap over the top edge of the belt and they will never come off. After you place your pockets on the Flex Tool Bag, a quick rub on the pockets and they stick like glue. Thanks again it is fun working with you.

Video Testimonial for 3rd Hand HD

While I was at the JLC Trade Show I had the opportunity to ask one of our customers about his experience with the FastCap 3rd Hand HD for creating dust barriers. He has 10-12 3rd Hands. How cool is that? If you have a testimonial for a FastCap product please send it it us or post it on Facebook and send us a link. Help spread the love for FastCap’s innovative products.

Kaizen Foam Tips

Paul discusses how to use Kaizen Foam for work area organization. For more information about this product visit our website.

Lean Thinking by James Womack

Right now I’m reading Lean Thinking by James Womack. It is an amazing book and I look forward to telling you more about it. There is a quote early on in the book (page 6) that is really powerful:

“We discover that as economies have gyrated, stock markets have crashed, and the poster companies of the 1990s hailed in other business books have flown a ballistic trajectory, our lean exemplars – led by Toyota – have defied the fate of most firms featured in successful business books. They have continued their methodical march from success to success and have done it the hard way by creating real and truly sustainable value for their customers, their employees, and their owners.”

FastCap featured at McKillican Factory

Read about a tour of McKillican’s new factory in Las Vegas, NV through the eyes and voice of wooditis.blogspot.com. Here is an excerpt of the story (the part that talks about FastCap):

“Let’s not forget their FastCap inventory. I’ve been wanting a couple of FastCap’s folding chisels, and ended up buying a set. Here is their display of FC’s goodies – everything from personal gear like gloves and goggles to their specialty tape measures, and their “Third Hand” – very helpful when remodeling. I know, I have several! (Yes, confessions of a tool junkie.)”

Thank you, Wood It Is, for the recognition.

National Hardware Show 2011

Today I just finished walking through the National Hardware Show in Las Vegas. It was incredible as I walked the show looking for new innovative new products. While there I came across a whole bunch of great small-time inventors who have brought their products to market with the dream of making it big time. It was very exciting to them them and I really enjoyed it. Next year’s show will be May 1-3.