Aurubis executives posing for a picture.

The Buffalo, NY, plant of Aurubis manufactures large coils of copper and brass in strip form as part of the international company’s lineup of metal fabrication, component manufacturing and related engineering and design services. A corporate Lean approach had already been in place when, in 2004, a Six Sigma presentation by TCIE exposed the company to a different way of reducing waste and increasing yields. Since then the Buffalo site has increasingly embraced Six Sigma to strengthen the company’s continuous improvement culture.