Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center

Igniting Illinois manufacturing excellence and global competitiveness.

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  • Senator Dick Durbin
    “The work of IMEC, its partners, and the hard-working businesses in the state will mean that ‘made in Illinois’ is not a thing of the past but a thing of the future.”
  • Craig Zoberis
    “IMEC has been investing in the future of Illinois manufacturers by helping them break through growth barriers and sustain competitiveness. This is a great new opportunity for our small and medium-sized manufacturers to take control of their future and lead the way for Illinois to pioneer the next era of manufacturing.”
    Craig Zoberis
    President, Fusion OEM
  • Joseph Krueger
    "We were able to bring our manufacturing back online in shorter amount of time due to the service provided." (COVID-19 Emergency Cleaning Service)
    Joseph Krueger
    COO, Element Food Solutions - Hodgkins
  • Tom Titone
    In a small manufacturing community, it’s essential to build close relationships and leverage the experience of others. IMEC provided that for us and internally forced us to examine our network of resources, pulling in the right people and resources to get the job done.
    Tom Titone
    Nudo Products Inc.
  • William Hanson III
    "IMEC has been extremely helpful in presenting Lean Manufacturing approach to my employee's in a way they all understand across generations that I could not." (5S Workplace Organization - Training and Implementation)
    William Hanson III
    President, A. L. Hansen Manufacturing Company

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  • Three Rules to Reflect on for Long-Term Excellence
    on July 26, 2022

    This is an original article from the NIST Baldrige blog. Broadway legend André De Shields (YouTube) once shared his three cardinal rules of sustainability and longevity: Surround yourself with people whose eyes light up when they see you coming.  Slowly is the fastest way to get to where you want to be. The top of one mountain is the bottom of the next, so keep climbing!

  • Manufacturers: It’s Time to Move from Operational Excellence to Inclusive Excellence
    on July 22, 2022

    This is an original article from the NIST Manufacturing Innovation Blog. In the wake of the killing of George Floyd two years ago, many organizations and companies made commitments to racial and social justice. Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) offices were created and DEI officers were hired. But have they been given the resources they need to succeed? Have they been given the teams and leadership buy-in to make real change happen?

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At IMEC, we recognize the value of a strong team and partnerships to bring our mission alive. Our key partners listed below serve in vital roles to provide strategic guidance and to set important policy priorities. Together we craft the direction and provide the resources to help our state’s competitiveness. Read More