Corporate Training

Performance Instruction & Training (PIT) offers a variety of corporate training programs from the one-of-a-kind team building offered by Team Performance U to the lean transformation initiative Lean Performance U.  PIT can also bring these services to your next conference or even teach everyday fans about the intricacies of pit stops.


Many marvel at the way pit crews operate.  Take those concepts to your business by learning from the professionals at PIT.  Each program is customized to meet the specific needs of the business to maximize effectiveness.  Put yourself ahead of the competition in an increasingly difficult marketplace - begin working today with a PIT Crew Member to create a program that will improve the way you do business!


An experiential learning program using motorsports and pit stops as tools for teaching the concepts of continuous improvement, efficiency, preparation and teambuilding.


Using a combination of classroom education and hands-on experiential learning, Lean Performance U addresses such topics as communication, role responsibility, creative thinking, and work performance through the easy to understand examples provided by the pit stop experience. For years, businesses from around the country have sent their executives to Performance Instruction & Training (PIT), located deep in the heart of NASCAR country to learn the concepts of lean manufacturing. Businesses have increased productivity by as much as 80% through the application of Lean tools.


A one-of-a-kind combination of classroom presentation, discussion, and actual pit crew activities drive home vital lean concepts. Imagine how efficient your business would be if it operated like a motorsports pit crew. Lean Performance U will teach you how to do just that by relating the concepts of the pit crew back to your business. The program challenges employees to look at Lean work modes in an entirely new way that is easily understandable.


When entering into a Lean transformation within your company, Lean Performance U can jump-start your efforts and carry employees through Lean learning whether they're line workers or top executives. The combination of classroom and hands-on learning utilizes pit stops as scenarios that speak to the challenges within your industry. The program is fully customizable to your company’s goals and learning needs.


Lean Performance U can be conducted at Performance Instruction & Training's campus or on-site at your facility. Hundreds of companies have participated, from  computer chip manufacturers at Intel to the ramp supervisors at United Airlines, all with the goals of becoming more effective, efficient, and profitable by adopting the concepts afforded by pit crews.


Whether you are a new employee or an executive- all levels of the corporate ladder are welcome to participate. Individuals from a wide variety of industries (manufacturing, maintenance, healthcare, management, administrative/office, sales, military) who seek a unique perspective on introducing or re-implementing lean initiative and team building are encouraged to register.



  • Learn and understand the elements of lean to help improve your operations

  • Understand value-added concepts

  • Behave like a Pit Crew under pressure

  • Develop a lean culture

We can bring our insight into the motorsports industry and pit crew performance to you.


Inspire your work force to work efficiently like a pit crew by helping them understand how pit crew athletes prepare and perform at the race track.


This hour long presentation can be combined with an on-site Pit Crew experience or educational program.


Please contact us to customize your keynote event today. 


Partnering with NC State University, PIT offers this academic learning program which uses pit stops to teach various mapping processes including:


  • Process Mapping

  • Value Stream Mapping

  • Fish Bone Diagrams

  • 4 Block A3

  • Group Mapping


Teaching your workforce to understand and read mapping charts has never been more fun. The objective is to improve the Pit Stop process, and top level educators teach you how in the highly visceral setting of Pit Stop Performance.


These lessons "stick". Let us help you construct the best program for your team.



  • Create a highly informed work force

  • Increaseefficiency

  • Improve communication


Team building is sometimes all about having a common experience. We can entertain your competitive workforce by staging a pit crew competition at our outstanding state-of-the-art training facility, or we can bring our show on the road and let your crews compete at your place of business.


This highly motivational environment builds communication, tool organization, confidence and unity.




Air Canada

American Sugar Refining Inc.



Ascend Materials

Association for Mfg Excellence

ATI Allvec

Bechtel Marine Propulsion Corp.

Bettis Atomic Lab's - Naval Facility

Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC

Borg Warner


Campbell Soup

Carolinas Health Care System

Central Piedmont Community College

Cisco Systems, Inc.

CNO Strategic Studies Group

Conagra Brands

Con-way Inc.

Corning Cable


Discount Tire Company

Dover Airforce Base


Eastman Chemical

E+ Cancer Care

Eaton Corporation

Eli Lilly & Company

Energizer Personal Care

Engineered Sintered Componets

Eurokera North America, Inc.

Exxon Mobil Corporation

General Electric

General Mills


Holly Refining & Marketing

Huntington Ingalls Industries

Ingersoll Rand



Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc.

Kimberly-Clark Professional

Mars Inc.

Martin - Brower


Mechanix Wear



MichiganWorks! Association

Mills Manufacturing



NGK Ceramics USA, Inc.

Nokia Siemens Networks

Norfolk Naval Shipyard

Norfolk Southern Corp.

North Carolina State University - IES

Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding


Ohio State University- Fisher School

Presbyterian Hospital - CLT

Presbyterian Hospital Matthews

Puget Sound Naval Shipyard

Savannah River Nuclear Solutions

Schreiber Foods



Spokane Schools

Strategic Work Systems Inc

Teaching Fellows Institute

The Coca Cola Company

The Shaw Group, Inc.

Toyota Racing Development

U.S. Army

U.S. Air Force

United Mechanical Corporation

Verso Paper

Voith Paper GroupCS

and many, many more..........