HAMLET — Five employees at VBC | Manufacturing at Hamlet recently completed the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification class which teaches people working in an industrial or manufacturing environment how to improve business processes. The class is coordinated by Richmond Community College and supported by state funding.
“VBC has had an ongoing and beneficial relationship with Richmond Community College since we began operations here at Hamlet in 2019,” said Clifton Dial, Training Manager for VBC. “As Volumetric Building Companies continues to grow, we have been able to access trainers and professional development opportunities for our employees through our collaborative relationship with RichmondCC.”
During the course, the five VBC employees worked on projects focusing on materials storage, security, employee retention and materials utilization. Green Belt certification indicates a capable and competent professional to lead or be part of a team for complex improvement projects.
“Training and development is paramount to establishing a learning organization and preparing employees to grow with the business,” Dial said. “Using the tools and methods learned, this group will be a key contributor to our continuous improvement efforts here at VBC.”
The class was taught by Dr. Ronald Fite, a Master Black Belt instructor. The class includes 64 hours of instruction, completion of a final exam, and presentation of project work to company officials.
The cost of the course for the five employees, including materials and training, was $5,437.48. VBC received state funding for the class through RichmondCC’s Custom Training Division.
“Our goal is to foster and support businesses in our service area through job growth, investment in technology and equipment, and improved productivity,” said Dr. Dale McInnis,
president of RichmondCC. “We appreciate companies like VBC that invest in our communities and provide people with meaningful careers that will help them have a better life.”