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4 Ways We Define Leadership from a Lean Perspective

The Lyall team has been working together for over 50 years now. And for 21 of those years, we’ve been traveling together on our lean manufacturing journey. We’ve learned a lot along the way, but one the most important things we’ve picked up is how important it is to never forget the people amid the process.

After all, great lean processes don’t just happen; they require great people who operate like great leaders, regardless of their position in the organization. Following is a quick four-point breakdown explaining how we define leadership from a lean perspective at Lyall.



Lyall Writes ‘Clean Power Plan’ Op-Ed On PennEnergy

By Admin

Top energy publication, PennEnergy, lets us throw in our two cents on natural gas and our clean energy future 

Late last month, PennEnergy published our thoughts on the Clean Power Plan and natural gas. In the article, titled “Clean Power Plan should give more than a nod to natural gas R&D,” our Marketing Manager Greg Hernandez presents a pretty convincing argument for renewing our focus on natural gas in the fight against climate change.


5 Simple Steps to Lean 5S Implementation

If you’ve been thinking about starting your company on the lean 5S journey, these initial steps will help you get your show on the road.

At R.W. Lyall, we’re about 15 years into our lean 5S journey. As you can imagine, we’ve learned a few things along the way. Probably the most important of these things has also been the simplest—you’ve got to follow a plan. 5S implementation can feel a bit like standing in front of the garage you’ve procrastinated organizing for 10 years. But never fear, the 5-step plan below is sure to get you that strong start you need.


Methane Emissions Challenge: Component Manufacturing Can Play a ‘Starring Role’

Our products support almost all 41 founding partners in the Natural Gas STAR Methane Challenge Program

For years at Lyall, we’ve been making innovative prefab products and meter set valves to help some of the country’s biggest natural gas utilities reduce stray methane emissions. And we’ve done this for two main reasons: (1) It’s a great business to be in, and (2) we like leaving work every day feeling like our efforts might help make the world a better place. So when we learned several of our utility customers would serve as founding partners in one of the EPA’s most ambitious programs in history to reduce methane emissions, we were smiling really big (and still are). The program, called the Natural Gas STAR Methane Challenge, was launched late last month at the Global Methane Forum in Washington, D.C., where all 41 founding partners committed to adopt a set of best practices within five years.