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Here are our top picks for Lean Six Sigma news from around the web for the week of May 12 to May 16, 2014.

3M and Rush Enterprises to Bring Quality Solutions to CNG Industry

3M and Rush Enterprises are getting ready to purse new design and manufacturing for compressed natural gas (CNG) systems to North America. The tanks to be supplied by 3M will be 30% lighter with 10% more storage than alternate types available. By pairing leading materials, technology, and expertise in Lean Six Sigma, the overall quality and reliability will be brought to a whole new level for customers.

Salute to Nurses: Top 10 Area Nurses Receive Recognition for Dedicated Care of Those in Need

There are more than 3.1 million nurses in the United States and they are they largest component of the health care profession today. 10 nurses were recently selected as examples representing the many nurses who work every day in medical settings. Janet Treadwell, RN, Director of Care Coordinator at Texas Children’s Health and 1 of 10 remarkable examples of dedicated nurses obtained Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification in the midst of obtaining degrees and four other certifications.

New City Manager Focusing On One-year Plan

New city manager for Carson City, Nevada and former Marine Corps Colonel, Nick Marano, has a one-year plan that focuses on how to best advance the interests of the people and the community. Within Marano’s first 60 days, he had a three-page plan prepared and supported by Lean Six Sigma techniques to minimize costs and stay efficient.