The Learning Workshop – Training & Organizational Development

IMEC partners and talent management experts, AAIM-EA are introducing a new one day seminar to showcase the best and brightest training and organizational development programs.

AAIM-EA The Learning WorkshopAAIM strives to provide high quality, relevant training programs that can enhance both you and your business. The Learning Workshop will provide you the opportunity to not only participate and learn on four topics of your choice, but it will provide insight into what else AAIM has to offer in the Training/Organizational Development arena. The programs are interesting and engaging for employees at all levels.

Made in Illinois Featured Company: East Moline Metal Products

East Moline Metal ProductsEast Moline Metal Products Company is a family owned, contract manufacturing company, established is 1946 by WWII Veteran, William Dowsett. With 175,000 square feet of manufacturing space and ample production equipment, we have the capability to meet your production need and quality specifications. East Moline Metal primarily adds value to metal materials by stamping, cutting, identifying, forming, machining, welding, painting, or plating your product to your requirements.

Top products: Contract manufacturer of metal parts, producer of custom tooling, dies, jigs, and fixtures.

Special Capabilities: East Moline Metal primarily adds value to metal materials by stamping, cutting, identifying, forming, machining, welding, painting, or plating your product to your requirements. In house tool and die design, build and repair.

Contact East Moline Metal Products:

1201 7th St.
East Moline, IL 61244
Phone (309)752-1350
www.emmetal.com

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Made in Illinois Featured Company: Bohl Machine & Tool Company

bohl machine -7-14Bohl Machine & Tool Company, a women owned corporation, was established in 1969. Our clean & up to date manufacturing plant is located near the airport and interstate systems.

Top products: We specialize in CNC and manual machining. We do short and long run production, proto-types, experimental, and EDM work. We enjoy working hand in hand with our customers.

Special Capabilities: EDM Wire Work

Contact Bohl Machine & Tool Company:

4405 – 78th Ave
Milan, IL 61264
Phone (309)799-5122
www.bohlmt.com

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Quad Cities Manufacturing lnnovation Hub Will Help Regional Manufacturers Grow

The Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce has announced the official launch of the Quad Cities Manufacturing Innovation Hub. The Quad Cities Manufacturing Innovation Hub will advance the area economy by helping regional manufacturers grow, diversify, and stay competitive.

“There’s a revolution underway in the manufacturing industry, and the Quad Cities Manufacturing Innovation Hub is here to help small and medium firms sort through the new technologies available, determine the impact to their business, and decide how to implement the changes,” says Curt Burnett, Executive Director, Quad Cities Manufacturing Innovation Hub. “We are at a unique point in time with so many new product forms, materials, manufacturing processes, and the internet of things coming together on the shop floor. Over the next few years, the ability to deal with this change will produce winners and losers all over the globe. The Hub is working proactively to make this region a winner.”

Made in Illinois Featured Company: Electronic Interconnect

Electronic Interconnect Electronic Interconnect is proud to be U.S. PCB manufacturer for over 20 years serving OEM’s and Contract manufacturers. EI’s strength is to manufacture from Quick turn Proto type on up to production PCB’s under ISO 9001:2008. We have exceeded the customer satisfaction by serving military, automotive, communications, machinery & equipment markets.

Top Products: Printed Circuit Boards (PWB)

Special Capabilities: Specialist IMPCB for LED, Direct Thermal Exchange (DTE) for Thermal Management, Flextherm, custom construction available. RoHS compliances.

Contact Electronic Interconnect:

2375 Estes Ave
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
Phone (847)364-4848
www.eiconnect.com

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Matchmaking manufacturers for supply chain success

Manufacturing matchmaking has been on the forefront of the Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center’s event calendar continuing now into its second year.  IMEC has been reaching out to a diverse group of partners throughout the state in an effort for manufacturing representatives to meet with potential new customers and suppliers.  IMEC is positioned to help manufacturers increase sales opportunities and gain a footing in regional and global supply chains.

Manufacturing MatchmakingThe matchmaking and networking events  have a structured opportunity to network with potential customers and suppliers by sharing information, samples and more; similar to “speed-dating” but for suppliers and end users.

Made in Illinois Featured Company: Safe Sheds, Inc.

Safe ShedsSafe Sheds, Inc. has manufactured above ground concrete storm shelters that are delivered across the United States since 2002. Able to withstand winds in excess of 250 mph, these shelters have saved lives and provided steady employment for Illinois residents.

Special Capabilities: We use custom designed concrete form and specialized delivery equipment to manufacture and install 24,000 lb. precast monolithic storm shelters.

Contact Safe Sheds, Inc.:

1003 S Maple Ave
Salem, IL 62881
Phone (888)556-1531
www.safesheds.com

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Welcome the newest IMEC team members: Gretchen Clifton and Ashley Beaudoin

IMECGretchen Clifton – Located in central Illinois, Gretchen has over 35 years of experience in manufacturing. She challenges her clients to enhance their knowledge and skills to continually improve their operations themselves. Gretchen provides management skills in auditing, quality, continual improvement, problem solving, coaching/training and manufacturing trouble shooting and she is experienced in implementing, auditing and certifying quality systems as well as mentoring project teams while finding problem resolutions.

As part of IMEC’s Quality Team, Gretchen has worked on projects such as QS/ISO support/implementation, vendor certification programs, regulatory/compliance audits, laboratory methods and quality control,/manufacturing troubleshooting and Management/Supervisory training. She also brings experience in the food industry, automotive, injection molding and machine shops.

Read more in Gretchen’s bio

IMECAshley Beaudoin – Based in Chicago, Ashley focuses on the people aspect of the people, process, product model and brings her diverse experience as a human resources professional to IMEC where she is responsible for aiding Illinois manufacturers in all of their human resource needs by delivering customized HR solutions. She provides human capital management advisory services and helps companies develop and communicate policies, train employees and implement a recruitment process.

Ashley can also provide consultation and guidance to senior management and organizational partner in the interpretation of HR management policies, procedures, programs and applications of laws and regulations.

Read more in Ashley’s bio

Chicago manufacturers focus on a Demand-Driven Workforce

On July 23rd, IMEC President David Boulay facilitated a panel discussion on innovative solutions for a demand-driven workforce that highlighted the future of workforce and the importance of building an employer-led system.

1000 Jobs Campaign WorkforceAs part of the 1000 Jobs Campaign for Chicagoland manufacturers, the interactive event focused on digital manufacturing and the development of a highly-skilled workforce that will prepare employees for factories of the future. 

Made in Illinois Featured Company: Char Crust, Inc.

Char Crust, Inc.

Char Crust, Inc. makes premium dry-rub seasonings that are known for their trademark “Seals in the Juices”. Made by the same family since 1957, Char Crust rubs come in many flavors and are sold to retail, foodservice and industrial channels. Factory is kosher certified by the cRc.

Top Products: Char Crust brand dry-rub seasonings, including national gold-metal winning Southwest Chipotle.

Contact Char Crust, Inc.:

3017 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
Phone (773)528-0600
www.charcrust.com

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