IMEC partners with the International Society of Automation

Looking to improve operational performance?
IMEC partners with the International Society of Automation for new resources.

graphicAs an official partner of IMEC, the International Society of Automation is committed to helping Illinois’ small- and mid-sized manufacturing companies boost revenue, reduce costs, and improve overall operating performance. ISA develops industry-proven automation standards, training, educational resources, and certification programs that produce more capable and competent workforce; safer and more secure and reliable operating environments; and more efficient and profitable results.

Made in Illinois Featured Company: Sozo Artisan Soaps

Sozo SoapsAll natural handcrafted soaps and more. I have been making soap for 5 years. I wanted my family to have something better than store bought soap could offer. It is my passion to eliminate as many chemicals from my family’s life as I can. It is my passion to be a part of eliminating chemicals from your life, too. Sozo natural handcrafted soaps help in that effort using only beneficial essential oils to scent the soaps, all natural and organic ingredients, and only all natural coloring from clays or plants. Visit the website to read more about the Sozo story.

Manufacturing Tour of the Industry Kicks Off at Novation Industries

Genesis Movement NovationAfter this month’s kickoff of The Genesis Movement, a new approach to strengthen the region’s manufacturing firms and expand employment, earnings, and career opportunities for frontline workers, we would like to feature the first installment of the ‘Manufacturing Tour of the Industry’ Series: Novation Industries.

Made in Illinois Featured Company: Roth Pump Company

Roth pump-ILRoth Pump Company develops innovative, high quality regenerative turbine pumps and systems. Recognized for its technical excellence, comprehensive customer support and exacting manufacturing standards. Roth has maintained the engineering edge in delivering technically superior pumps that result in lower installed cost and lower maintenance costs.

Made in Illinois Featured Company: Dixline Corporation

contact_us_bkgdDixline Corporation is a full service metal and plastic fabrication and finishing company. Dixline’s Illinois, single-site capabilities include plastic injection molding, steel stamping, zinc die casting, roll forming, plastic and metal electroplating, plastic and metal metalizing, plastic and metal wet coat painting, powder coating, buffing, assembly, warehousing and company-trucking.

United Group, Inc achieves ISO 9001:2008 registration

United GroupIMEC is happy to announce United Group, Inc. has successfully implemented a quality management system and become certified to the ISO 9001:2008 standard.  Achieving ISO 9001:2008 registration is an important milestone for United Group as it illustrates a strong commitment to quality at all levels of the organization including the commitment to their customers, and truly, all stakeholders. It is an on-going effort that demonstrates the dedication of all members of the team.

Made in Illinois Featured Company: Advertising Flag Company


Offering a huge selection of affordable flags, banners, flagpoles and accessories, plus fine custom-made flag products of all kinds. We have been supplying the highest quality flags and banners to individuals, governments and businesses since 1936. Offering much more than just U.S. Flags, State, International, Armed Forces, Sports Team and Custom flags, the FLAGPRO Flag Store & Advertising Flag Co. is committed to service, quality, and pride in what we sell and make.

Made in Illinois Featured Company: Rieke Office Interiors

Rieke Office InteriorsRieke Office Interiors manufactures a full-line of custom, high-end office furniture for all your workplace needs. Unlike most manufacturers, we LOVE the excitement and challenge of custom projects and are fully equipped to produce innovative office spaces for your next project! 

TMA Executive Leadership Institute gears up for 2015 series

Precision Engineered for the Manufacturing Executive

PREPARE FOR YOUR COMPANY’S FUTUREExecutive Leadership Institute

The TMA’s Executive Leadership Institute (ELI) is designed to enhance the knowledge, skills, and abilities of “Next Generation” leaders who anticipate taking on top level leadership roles in their organization.

The learning environment includes classroom lecture and discussion, small-group exercises, a 360° Feedback component, self-assessments, a capstone project, plus coaching.

Made in Illinois Featured Company: Signcraft Screenprint

toprunnerSigncraft Screenprint is your solution to durable, all-weather decals and quality screenprinting. We provide identification graphics to small and medium-sized companies as well as Fortune 500 companies worldwide. Experienced personnel, state-of-the-art processing equipment and the finest printing fabrics and related materials all set Signcraft apart from its competitors. The printing screen is at the heart of our operation, and rigid quality control standards are strictly adhered to.

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