Six Sigma

Since 2001 Linetec has used the Six Sigma philosophy to drive its Continuous Improvement and quality initiative.

The goal of Six Sigma is to improve a process by making it better and decreasing the process variation, attempting to improve both effectiveness and efficiency at the same time. Linetec utilizes Six Sigma not only on the production floor, but in all departments throughout the company.

Six Sigma as a philosophy creates a heightened awareness of the need for on-going and everlasting quality improvement efforts. Six Sigma as a process will provide employees with the tools and skills they need to embrace the Six Sigma philosophy. By striving to achieve a Six Sigma level of quality, companies can reduce scrap, rework, inspection, and customer dissatisfaction.

At Linetec, all personnel from the supervisor level through the executive team are required to attend training and achieve "green belt" status. As a green belt, individuals have the appropriate training and knowledge of the tools necessary to lead a team on a Six Sigma project. Numerous associates have gone on to achieve black belt status including three that are certified black belts. As black belts these individuals represent the pinnacle of Six Sigma training.

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7500 Stewart Avenue
Wausau, WI 54401

Phone: (715) 843-4100
Toll-free: (888) 717-1472
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Company History

Linetec was founded in 1983, by its parent company Apogee Enterprises Inc. Apogee's companies specialize in glass, coatings and architectural products, so establishing a finishing company focused on architectural products was a natural fit.

The increasing demand by architects for windows of different colors spawned Linetec. As hardly anyone was specializing in coating architectural products, this was a niche waiting to be filled.

Linetec started in Wausau, Wisconsin in June of 1983 with a small facility and a single paint line. Scott Platta managed Linetec with 20 employees and a 40,000 square foot building capable of applying enamel, acrylic and Kynar paint finishes.

Linetec was only the second paint line in the U.S. to paint Kynar coatings in a single pass

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