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Shop Tips

Paul Akers introduces Shop Tips on the FastCap website. For more information about Shop Tips visit the FastCap website.

FastCap is Finalist for Business of the Year

We just found out yesterday that FastCap is one of just four companies in the state to be named a finalist in the Washington 2011 Manufacturer of the Year awards by Seattle Business Magazine. This is an exciting announcement. The honor will be announced May 27 in Seattle.

Standing is Powerful Lean Initiative

This article from Health.Yahoo.com links well with why standing is so powerful in our lean initiatives.

The Most Dangerous Thing You’ll Do All Day

By Bill Phillips and the Editors of Men’s Health

We stand around a lot here at Men’s Health. In fact, a few of us don’t even have office chairs. Instead, we write, edit, and answer e-mails—a lot of e-mails—while standing in front of our computers. All day long. Why?

It all started last summer, when Assistant Editor Maria Masters came across a shocking study in the Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise (one of dozens of research journals we comb each month as we put together the magazine). Scientists at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Louisiana analyzed the lifestyles of more than 17,000 men and women over about 13 years, and found that people who sit for most of the day are 54 percent more likely to die of heart attacks.

That’s right—I said 54 percent!

Masters immediately called the lead researcher at Pennington, a professor named Peter Katzmarzyk. Turns out, this wasn’t the first study to link sitting and heart disease. Similar research actually dates back to 1953, when British researchers found that (sitting) bus drivers were twice as likely to die of heart attacks as (standing) trolley operators.

Read the complete article.

Lean Failure

Paul Akers discusses a Lean failure at FastCap as a learning experience.

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iDangle Review by Collier Press

Please note, this product has been discontinued.

Here is a review of FastCap’s iDangle by Collier Press.

Lean Metrics

Paul Akers responds to a customer question related to Lean and metrics.

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Fastedge Repair with 2P-10

aul Akers demonstrates FastCap’s FastEdge repair. For more information about this product visit our website.

Lean Tool Box

A FastCap Team member discusses the advantages of a Lean tool box.

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What Bugs You?

Paul Akers and FastCap Team members demonstrate the value of Lean in the workplace.

What Bugs You #2

Andrey demonstrates organizing their files and file cabinet.

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