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

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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.

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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.

Made in Illinois Featured Company: Com-Pac International Inc.

CoreLogoCom-Pac International is a fully integrated extruder, printer and manufacturer of custom poly plastic bags, zipper, tubing, and film roll stock for a wide variety of medical, food, and industrial packaging applications.

Com-Pac International branded lab specimen bags and shipping containers, operating room consumables, private label resealable packages, resealable zipper and zipper application systems. 

Survey: Financing Conditions for Manufacturers

Chicago Manufacturing Finance Survey

World Business Chicago (“WBC”), Local Industrial Retention Initiative Councils (“LIRIs”), and the Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center (“IMEC”) are studying financing conditions for small and medium sized manufacturers in Northern Illinois. The Chicago Manufacturing Finance Survey is now open online!

SIOSH October 30th – OSHA Fatality Study

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.

Southern Illinois Occupational Safety and Health Day

Register online!

At the SIOSH Conference on October 30th, Karl Armstrong, OSHA will provide a review of several Illinois workplace fatality investigations and uncover:  What happened?  Why?  How could it have been prevented?  What did OSHA do?  You will gain valuable insight on how OSHA fatality investigations work and how to improve you workplace’s safety and health to prevent deaths on the job.

Made in Illinois Featured Company: Pro Arc Inc.

Pro Arc Inc.Pro Arc Inc., a premier metal fabricating company, provides production and short run quantities to many of Americas leading companies. Pro Arc fabricates steel, aluminum, and stainless.

Pro Arc provides cutting, forming, welding, machining and fabrication services to companies in the food, agriculture, aerospace, medical and industrial fields. Parts are custom manufactured per customer requirements in a prompt manner and at a reasonable price.

2014 Made in Elk Grove Manufacturing and Technology Expo is coming up!

Made in Elk GroveThe Made In Elk Grove Manufacturing and Technology Expo hosted by the Village of Elk Grove is exclusive to the manufacturing community. The Expo provides attendees from around the Midwest a unique opportunity to connect, collaborate, and cultivate relationships with Elk Grove-based manufacturing companies. The event successfully connects procurement, supply chain, and similar reps from companies across the region with Elk Grove manufacturers and their valuable offerings.

Imagine the Unites States’ largest industrial park under one roof!

Doing business internationally and how to comply with the “CE mark”

CE Marking Workshop

Learn the Step-by-Step Process for Complying with Europe’s CE Mark

Are you a manufacturer doing business internationally? Among the critical compliance standards of the U.S. there may be others to identify. The CE mark is a growing standard that may be costly for U.S. manufacturers, but will allow your organization to adhere to EU product safety regulations.

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