We’ve had a few questions from customers about what really happens during our summer shutdown: Is all of our equipment on the verge of breaking down and we need to repair it? I thought you guys had a good maintenance 5S system so how come you need to actually close the doors for a week? These are all great questions! Lean Machine does perform some maintenance off-hours (Sundays are usually free) but some projects are tough to complete in just one day. Here are some before and after pictures of the most visual part of our business.

This picture was taken a few hours before official shutdown began so some things like the people-lift wouldn’t normally be in the shop. You can clearly see how badly the floor paint has worn away.

This picture was taken a few hours before official shutdown began so some things like the people-lift wouldn’t normally be in the shop. You can clearly see how badly the floor paint has worn away.

Amazing! It took 3 days and 6 people to make this happen. Why do we want our floor painted when it would just be easier (and cheaper) to have it bare concrete? Better light reflection, easier to sweep, and it makes us feel happy.

Amazing! It took 3 days and 6 people to make this happen. Why do we want our floor painted when it would just be easier (and cheaper) to have it bare concrete? Better light reflection, easier to sweep, and it makes us feel happy.