RANDOLPH CENTER, VT — July 25, 2005 — The Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center (VMEC) Fall Public Workshop Schedule is now available online and registration is open at the VMEC web site (www.vmec.org(link is external)).Some of the workshops Vermont manufacturers can attend this season are Principles of Lean Manufacturing 101, The 5S Visual System, and Office Value Stream Mapping. The workshops will be presented in various locations throughout the state. The workshops schedule is constantly being updated to meet the needs of Vermont manufacturers, so visit the web site for the most up-to-date information.Through a working partnership with the Vermont Training Program of the Department of Economic Development, VMEC is pleased to offer a $125 per person discount to Vermont manufacturers.VMEC is a not-for-profit organization that has been providing consulting and training to Vermont manufacturers since 1996. For more information about VMEC, visit www.vmec.org(link is external) or call (802) 728-1432.###About VMECVMEC’s Mission is “To Improve Manufacturing in Vermont and strengthen the global competitiveness of the state’s smaller manufacturers.” This is done through professional consulting, one-on-one coaching and public/onsite workshops to help Vermont’s approximately 2,000 small and medium sized manufacturers increase their productivity, modernize their manufacturing and business processes, adopt advanced technologies, reduce costs, and improve their competitiveness. Increased competitiveness means greater stability in the state’s work force, improved efficiencies. Visit www.vmec.org(link is external) for more information.