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IMIN Network Event

August 21, 2018 @ 7:00 am - 9:30 am

Results matter, and the IMIN Network is visiting Watchfire Signs to learn how one Danville-based manufacturer measures results.  Topics to be discussed include:

  • How Watchfire adapted to their Customer Buying Patterns through gains in throughput and WIP reduction, which has created unmatched lead time in our industry
  • The culture of safety, specifically dialed into reduction of recordable incidents and improved Ergonomics
  • Transition towards a paperless factory and how software development has untethered Watchfire from antiquated data capture processes. Watchfire is focused on implementing OEE and Level 1 & 2 Kanban Systems.


7:00am – Networking and Light Breakfast
7:30am – Watchfire Presentation #1
8:00am – Watchfire Signs Tours: BlazeTech and SignWorks divisions
Tour requirements: Closed toe shoes required. Safety glasses will be provided. Pictures and cameras are not allowed while on the tour.
8:45am – Watchfire Presentation #2
9:00am – Ameren Illinois Presentation
9:30am – Introduction of Next Event & Wrap-Up

About Watchfire Signs

We are Watchfire, a manufacturer of outdoor digital signs based in Danville, Illinois. We empower businesses with the most technologically advanced digital signage available. We build signs that look great, last long, and send the right messages to the right audience at the right time. Every Watchfire sign begins with our world-class engineering team that designs our products to withstand the harshest environmental conditions any electronic component could be exposed to. Our in-house design and process engineers work closely together to simplify connections and components, boosting quality and reliability while reducing the opportunity for failure. We practice what we call “elegant engineering” — designing and implementing the most effective, streamlined processes to create the highest quality LED signs available.

About the IMIN Network

The IMIN Network provides a forum to collaborate with others to exchange knowledge and experiences. Each month highlights a different topic on continuous improvement to help you create your competitive futures.

Learn how the IMIN Network is serving the Midwest at imin.network.

Mark your calendar for the 2018 IMIN Network Meetings!

  • September 25, 2018
  • October 16, 2018
  • November 20, 2018


Cost: $0

Sponsor: IMIN Network, IMEC, Vermilion Advantage,  Danville Area Community College, Watchfire Signs, Trigard

Presenter: IMEC

Contact Name: Emily Lee

Contact Phone: 309-677-4633

Contact Email: elee@imec.org


August 21, 2018
7:00 am - 9:30 am
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Watchfire Signs
1015 Maple Street
Danville, IL 61832
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