Made in Illinois Featured Company: JE Tomes


JE Tomes has dependable and durable top quality products for high performance concrete repair/resurfacing, shotcrete concrete patching and underlayment masonry.

Made in Illinois Featured Company: Ameroc Export Inc.


Ameroc Export Inc. is an international trade company. We provide US manufacturers and suppliers with all the services they need to export their products from USA to countries all around the world. Our team of professionals will handle details such as sourcing of products, guiding shipments, quality shipments, quality inspection, document preparation and all other aspects of this import/export process.

MEP Supply Chain Optimization Program Releases Vitality Quiz

Supply Chain Vitality QuizAre you vital as a manufacturer? A new quiz by Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Supply Chain Optimization program looks to provide a quick glimpse into a manufacturer’s vitality. This simple, 10-question quiz will help you to benchmark your abilities regarding strategy, alignment, collaboration, and ultimately optimization within the company’s supply chain.

National Economic Outlook for Manufacturers & Wholesalers

In honor of National Manufacturing Day and the health of an American industrial economy, PNC will host their annual National Economic Outlook for Manufacturers and Wholesalers on October 2, 2014.
Join us as PNC Chief Economist Stuart Hoffman provides an economic update for U.S. manufacturers and wholesalers. The outlook will be comprehensive in nature, but will also describe regional trends and how to access detailed regional data.

PNC_Bank_Logo_smTopics to be discussed:

  • Pace of recovery
  • Jobs/unemployment
  • Housing markets
  • Interest rates
  • Inflation
  • Economic risk factors

Register online. The complimentary webinar presentation will begin streaming nationwide at 10:00AM Eastern Standard Time.

Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Workshop

The 2014 Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Workshop is happening in Moline on September 9, 10, and 11th – Be sure to stop by and say “hi” to IMEC! Advanced Materials and ManufacturingThe fourth in a series, the 2014 Workshop will address the latest developments in applied advanced processing techniques. Presentations by leading researchers from academia, industry, and government will focus on applied research suitable for implementation in manufacturing within industry and government agencies.

Made in Illinois Featured Company: MTH Pumps

MTH Pumps is a commercial and industrial pump manufacturer serving a wide variety of markets and industries including boiler feed, condensate return, chillers / temperature controllers, water services, refrigeration, petroleum, as well as many chemical process applications.

The Journey to Excellence: Delight Customers and Get Acquainted with Baldrige

ILPEx EventsThe journey to process improvement can be a long and winding road. But learning how to meet the needs of customers and strategically act can help to push your organization in the right direction. This is why IMEC would like to share upcoming events from Illinois Performance Excellence (ILPEx) that will advance your approach to process improvement.

Made in Illinois Featured Company: New Era Windows


New Era Windows is a worker-owned windows manufacturer based in Chicago. With decades of experience manufacturing windows, in 2012 we decided to buy the factory for ourselves and fire the boss. We now own the plant together and run it democratically. Today, New Era Windows provides professional-grade energy efficient windows at a revolutionary price.

Growth and Innovation for Manufacturers: IMEC Top Line Consulting

IMEC Top LineWhat happens after you’ve focused and improved upon the bottom line? You’ve already made strides to optimize the efficiency of your supply chain and internal production, emphasizing continuous improvement and identifying wastes; but now you need the revenue. What comes next? A new video from the Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center (IMEC) looks to share how Top Line improvements can drive growth and provide long term success.

SIOSH October 30th – Temporary Workers Initiative

Southern Illinois Occupational Safety and Health Day (SIOSH) – Temporary Workers Initiative Feature Blog

Written by Lori Amerman, IMEC Operations Coordinator and OSHA Authorized Trainer

A series of blogs will be produced to share resources on the topics to be presented.  This should help prepare company safety teams to gain a better understanding of tools available and prepare staff.

Register online!

At the SIOSH Conference on October 30th, Brandy Lozosky, Illinois Department of Labor will address the question: who is responsible for the safety and health of temporary workers? This session focuses on the employer’s responsibility to protect temporary workers. They will provide a clear understanding of both the host employer’s and the staffing agencies role in complying with workplace health and safety requirements.

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