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LEAN to GREEN…Free Technology to Help Ohio Manufacturers Make Jump to Renewable Energy Industry

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

CLEVELAND, OH — Inspired by Governor Strickland’s commitments to Ohio job creation and retention along with environmental sustainability, FACTIVITY Inc., a pioneer in paperless factory floor technology solutions since 1985, is offering its software for free to Ohio manufacturers who want to be lean and green.

“Companies are struggling to figure out where to invest resources in 2009, said John Leibert, President of FACTIVITY, “First fuel costs, now the struggling economy has brought sustainability to the forefront of every manufacturer’s agenda. Sustainability will continue to drive business strategy, corporate value and new products in 2009 and we are looking to support that growth locally.”

This month, the Governor pointed to energy as being at the core of Ohio’s economic and environmental health; in short, the state’s future. This inspired Leibert to ask how Factivity could contribute to that future in his home state. Starting this month and throughout 2009, FACTIVITY will provide its software without licensing fees to any Ohio-based manufacturing company that supply parts and products to the renewable energy industry or who manufacture energy efficient sustainable products.

“The concepts of sustainable manufacturing are founded on the principles of lean manufacturing,” said Leibert. “It focuses on improving production performance, improving cost control and enhancing customer service.” FACTIVITY’s “paperless” production control system provides visual control, rate-based measurements, problem identification and process improvement and often eliminates factory-floor documentation used for production control, quality tracking and ISO-9000 controlled documentation distribution.

“We have seen tremendous improvement in companies that use our solution, says Leibert. “It seems like a worthwhile contribution in helping Ohio move forward in the replacement of automotive-based production with newer growth-oriented manufacturing. We have serviced the manufacturing industry for over 25 years from coast to coast, Europe and Mexico. This is an exciting time for all us and we want to do everything we can do to keep Ohioans working.”

FACTIVITY Inc. is a technology company providing paperless manufacturing solutions for the factory-floor. FACTIVITY’s Manufacturing Execution System (MES) supports APS Finite Scheduling, Time & Attendance, Shop Floor Management, Machine Monitoring and more. Based in Cleveland, OH the company has worked to service the manufacturing industry for over 25 years. For more information on FACTIVITY, please visit or call 216/514-5141. FACTIVITY™ is provided by and is a trademark of Factivity Inc.

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