Additional events scheduled for 2024 - agendas forthcoming

Dexter Magnetic Technologies, Elk Grove Village, IL - April 3, 2024

Pine River Pre Pack, Newton, WI - April 30, 2024

Charter Steel, Saukville, WI - May 1, 2024

Tomahawk Mfg, Plymouth, WI - May 21, 2024

Kaysun, Manitowoc, WI  - June 18, 2024

Trim-Tex, Lincolnwood, IL - July 10, 2024

Amerequip, Kiel, WI - July 16, 2024

Ortho Molecular, Stevens Point, WI  August 6, 2024

Plastic Ingenuity, Cross Plains, WI  August 8, 2024

Milwaukee Tool, Brookfield, WI - September 18, 2024

Avail Switchgear, Oshkosh, WI - September 24, 2024

Rockland Flooring, Rockland, WI - October 2, 2024

Kwik Trip - LaCrosse, WI - October 3, 2024

Grande Cheese, Fond du Lac, WI - October 9, 2024

Green Bay Packaging - De Pere, WI - October 22, 2024

Dorner Manufacturing, Hartland, WI - November 6, 2024

Bay Towel, Green Bay, WI - November 7, 2024

For more information contact: Laurie at WIAMEConsortia@gmail.com

Benchmarking tour: 

Rockline Industries

February 27, 2024

8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Rockline Industries, located in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, produces a variety of consumer products. The manufacturing tour will showcase their wet wipes and coffee filters production areas which are all designed to meet the highest quality and safety standards.

After the tour, Rockline will have a roundtable discussion focused on sharing best practices for employee retention and engagement, attendance policies, employee recognition and training.


  8:30 a.m.   Registration

  9:00 a.m.   Welcome members and guests

  9:15 a.m.   Rockline Industries Company Overview

  9:45 a.m.   Manufacturing Tour - Wet Wipes and Coffee Filter production  

 11:00 a.m.  Roundtable discussion - regarding hourly associates

                    Employee retention

                    Employee engagement

    Attendance, vacation, and PTO policies

                    Employee recognition

                    Training efficiency and effectiveness     

12:00 p.m.   Adjourn

Benchmarking tour: 

Creative Converting

March 20, 2024

8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Creative Converting, the consumer division of Hoffmaster Group manufactures premium plates, napkins, table covers, cups and a complement of décor items sold through retailers and direct to consumers. Their seasonal and special occasion products are highly specialized and customizable for entertaining. 

Creative Converting will share their continuous improvement journey including their management system along with their KPI’s for measuring reliability performance.


  8:30 a.m.   Registration

  9:00 a.m.   Welcome members and guests

  9:15 a.m.   Creative Converting Company Overview

                    CI Journey

                    Management system & performance management

                    System evaluation for asset management

                    Zone Ownership - The Operators Role in owning it                

10:30 a.m.   Facility Tour

11:15 a.m.   Q&A and open ended feedback

11:55 a.m.   AME Consortia business - upcoming events and news             

12:00 p.m.   Adjourn

Benchmarking tour: 

Dorner Manufacturing

November 6, 2024

8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Dorner Manufacturing Corporation, a subsidiary of Columbus McKinnon Corporation.  Is a designer and manufacturer of precision conveying equipment for industrial, packaging, and sanitary conveyor automation needs.

They will share a brief explanation of a Quality/CI program Improvement in Warranty and Customer satisfaction with Out of Box Quality improvements.  The plant will show their daily management boards along with some success stories in Safety.  The plant tour will showcase their assembly Lines and fabrication.


8:30 a.m.   Registration

9:00 a.m.   Welcome

9:15 a.m.   Introduction to Dorner Manufacturing

                   Safety program success story

                   Dorner products and application

          Dorner's Continuous Improvement Program

  SQDCI board design and results

                   Success story - Warranty and Employee Engagement for Customer                      Satisfaction

10:15 a.m.  Manufacturing tour

11:45 a.m.  Lunch

12:30 p.m.  Tour Q&A

12:45 p.m.  Small group activity, feedback exercise 

1:30 p.m.   Roundtable discussion

2:45 p.m.   AME Consortia business

3:00 p.m.   Adjourn

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