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U.S. Navy Leaders Celebrate 1 Year Milestone of the Pennsylvania Talent Pipeline Project

PHILADELPHIA, PA, May 27, 2022 – Senior U.S. Navy leaders joined partners from the Department of Defense, industry, and academia in the formal Signing Day Ceremony of the Pennsylvania Talent Pipeline Project, a program that aims to reinvigorate the defense trade skills workforce across Philadelphia and the surrounding region, May 25. Read More… View the […]

The Pennsylvania Talent Pipeline Project Expands to Pittsburgh

For Immediate Release PITTSBURGH, PA – A Pennsylvania Talent Pipeline Project round table discussion was held on April 7, 2022, at the Community College of Allegheny County, West Hills Center to gauge the Pittsburgh Region’s demand to support the Submarine Industrial Base Suppliers with the Program Management, education, training, and coaching to enable Employers to […]


LEAN CHAMPIONS WORKSHOP Date: April 12-13, 2022 Location: Hampton Roads Convention Center, 1610 Coliseum Drive, Hampton, VA 23666 + Google Map   WHO SHOULD ATTEND Middle and high-level managers interested in learning more about lean six sigma and other continuous improvement tools should attend. Visit the event page for more info and to register.

TMG’s 2020 Year-End Review and 2021 Vision

From the Founder & President: TMG’s 2020 Year-End Review and 2021 Vision Thankful.  TMG’s theme for 2020 is “Thankful.”   On March 1, 2020, we were coming off our best year, having our best quarter, and booked for 2020 with a strong closed book of business in 2021.  By May 1, 2020, we recognized the reality of losing 57% […]


AME LEAN CHAMPIONS WORKSHOP Date: January 26, 2021 @ 7:30 am – January 27, 2021 @ 4:30 pm Location: Kiln Creek Golf Club and Resort, 1003 Brick Kiln Blvd Newport News, VA 23602 United States + Google Map Join TMG’s Founder and President, Joe Barto,  as he presents and leads a two-day, in-person workshop, where you will learn about continuous improvement (CI) and […]

TMG 2020 Q3 Update

TMG’s 2020 Q3 TMG Update Spotsylvania, VA – October 2, 2020 – As 2020 continues to surprise us with plot twists and unexpected events, TMG remains positive about our market position and setting ourselves up for a successful 2021.  Q3 was an incredibly productive time for our Team.  We applied our expertise to help our […]

Registration is now open for 2021 Lean Six Sigma Certification

The TMG 2021 Lean Six Sigma Certification program is now open for registration. This 7-month project-driven certification program includes 88 training hours that can be completed in-person/virtual in Hampton Roads, VA  over 12 days and is based on the ASQ Body of Knowledge. Class registrations include on-site plant tours, guest speakers, monthly tollgate reviews, TMG Master […]

TMG’s 757 Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Program Graduates Candidates

On Tuesday, June 23rd, 757 Green Belt’s graduated from the “757 Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Training Program.” Eleven Trainees from four local companies in the Tidewater Region of Virginia (“757”) area participated in this training including Fairlead Integrated (Portsmouth, VA), Howmet Aerospace (Hampton, VA) (Morristown, TN) (Savannah GA), Sumitomo Drive Technologies (Chesapeake, VA) and […]

TMG 2020 Mid Year Update

2020 Mid-Year TMG Update SPOTSYLVANIA, VA – JULY 1, 2020 – We have made it to Half Time!  As is the case for everyone, 2020 has been quite the rollercoaster ride of ups, downs, and corkscrew turns that nobody saw coming.  Since our last update in early April, as with many other companies, TMG experienced […]

2020 Mark Orton Honorarium Awards Presented

WILLIAMSBURG, VA – JUNE 23, 2020 – On June 23, Abigail “Abby” Subbert was presented with the 2020 Mark Orton Honorarium Award. This year’s ceremony was different than the ones in the past, as this ceremony was held at her home. COVID-19 made it difficult for Abigail to be honored together with her peers. Instead, […]

Joe Barto, President and Founder Interview with Supply Chain Now Radio

TMG’s Founder and President, Joe Barto, along with Lynne Johnson of AME were interviewed by Supply Chain Now Radio on June 11, 2020. Watch the video interview below: Or listen to it on Soundcloud: Supply Chain Now · “Helping Manufacturers Share, Learn, & Grow: Joe Barto & Lynne Johnson with AME”   “High performing leaders […]

TMG Welcomes New Teammate Eli Vanner

  NEWPORT NEWS, VA – June 12, 2020 – In the midst of a global pandemic, TMG met as a small group for our June 2020 Mid-Year Summit with masks on and seated 6-feet apart. At this meeting, we were able to plan for the remainder of 2020, but most importantly, we improved the TMG […]

TMG First Quarter Update

SPOTSYLVANIA, VA – April 1, 2020 – As we close out the first Quarter of 2020 and find ourselves amid a global pandemic, TMG is thankful to find ourselves positioned to weather this crisis, maintaining our support to partners across the country in a virtual environment, and sharpen our tools to come out stronger on the […]

Team Performance Improvement Workshop in Chesapeake-POSTPONED

DUE TO RECENT EVENTS WITH THE CORONAVIRUS, THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.   Join us on March 25th as a Special Guest of TMG to attend the Team Performance Improvement Workshop as part of the Local 757 Lean Six Sigma Greenbelt Training! Workshop Date: Wednesday, March 25, 2020- POSTPONED Start Time: 8:00am – […]

TMG’s 757 Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Program Graduates Candidates 

SPOTSYLVANIA, VA – FEBRUARY 21, 2020 –  On Friday, December 20th, the first class of the 757 Green Belts graduated from the “757 Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Training Program.” Nine Trainees from four local companies in the Tidewater Region of Virginia (“757”) area participated in this training, including Plasser American (Chesapeake, VA), Keller America (Newport News, […]

AME SE Region conducts a two-day Lean Champions Workshop hosted by Newport News Shipyard

On January 28th and 29th AME SE Region conducted a two-day Lean Champions Workshop hosted by Newport News Shipyard. This was Kim Humphrey’s first event as the new CEO of AME. Her previous role at Newport News Shipyard was Supply Chain Management Manager, Strategic Sourcing & Supplier Development, and because of her efforts with the […]

TMG Provides Successful Year of DI Support for Arconic Engines

2019 was another banner year for Arconic Engines and that is in part due to their commitment to developing great leaders with a Continuous Process Improvement methodology. TMG was pleased to partner with Arconic Engines and train and certify 78 Arconic Green Belts, several of whom went on to receive their ASQ certification. This consisted […]

TMG presents Daily Problem Solving Workshop at AME National

On November 8, 2019, TMG Program Manager, Kevin Barto, conducted a 4-hour workshop at the 2019 AME National Conference in Chicago, Il. The workshop titled, Daily Problem Solving, taught the attendees fundamentals of identifying and eliminating process waste to attain more value-added hours throughout the day. As discussed in the workshop, it is the responsibility […]

Plasser American Corporation – Mission Complete

  December 17, 2019 – In July of 2018 Plasser American Corporation partnered with TMG to embark on their journey to consistent perfect performance. Plasser American, a heavy manufacturer of railroad maintenance machines located in Chesapeake, Virginia, understood that in order to achieve their full growth potential, they could not simply just work harder. To […]

Working on Our Business: TMG Wins Big in 2019 and celebrates our success and confirms plans for 2020.  In 2019 TMG’s revenue set a record of $3.4 Million from 27 Partners from Sheffield, England to Torrance, California

      The team at TMG started their year with 2 days of meetings to develop our goals for 2020 and work on our business. As we do with other organizations we have partnered with over the years, TMG took 2 days to improve our own systems. As part of our program this year, […]