News Release

Published on Tuesday, January 04, 2005

BLACK RIVER FALLS, Wis. - Western Wisconsin Technical College (WWTC) is sponsoring a seminar to help Black River Falls businesses improve their bottom line. “An Overview of Lean Six Sigma” will be held Thursday, Jan. 13 from 7:45-9:45 a.m. at WWTC’s Black River Falls campus, 808 Red Iron Road.

Designed for CEOs, business owners, managers, supervisors and administrators, the seminar will define the business strategy Lean Six Sigma. Growing in popularity, Lean Six Sigma is a philosophy of doing business with a focus on reducing waste and improving the processes and products of manufacturing companies.

Guest speaker Joe Slattery, manufacturing extension agent from Northwest Wisconsin Manufacturing Outreach Center at UW-Stout, will discuss how Six Sigma tools can be used to improve all business disciplines, including production, sales, marketing, design, administration and service. Slattery has 20 years of experience implementing continuous improvement practices in business and industry.

The event is free and open to the public. A light breakfast will be provided. Reservations are required and can be made by calling WWTC Campus Administrator Gary Kirking at (715) 284-2253.

To learn more about this and other WWTC programs and services, please call (715) 284-2253 or visit the WWTC Web site at