Toyota Kata – Wednesday, 04/03/2019 Description Toyota Kata helps develop creative, scientific-thinking skills by breaking through our knowledge threshold. In this management approach, a primary job of leaders and managers is to develop people so that desired results can be achieved. They do this by having the organization members (leaders and managers included) deliberately practice… Read More
IMC’s Jeff Kopenitz, Director of Business Excellence, along with Bill Krause of the Arkansas MEP delivered a Toyota Kata Workshop at the 20th annual NTEA Work Truck Show. The conference was held at the Indiana State Convention Center and was attended by approximately 14,000 attendees.
IMC announces the PA MAKES Mini-grant Program funded by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) POWER Initiative. The purpose of the POWER Initiative is to stimulate job creation and economic impact in Pennsylvania’s 52 coal impacted counties. The Program, focused on providing strategic technical assistance to small- to medium-sized manufacturers, will help manufacturers be more competitive… Read More
IMC has endorsed APPI Energy to provide data-driven procurement solutions that reduce and manage electricity and natural gas supply costs for members on an ongoing basis. Every day, APPI Energy identifies the wide range of energy supplier prices across the U.S. and utilizes that data to provide the lowest process available among many vetted, competing… Read More
IMC is excited to welcome Jeff Kopenitz, Lean Master, to IMC’s team. Jeff will hold the position of Director of Business Excellence. Jeff has been working with IMC for many years as a third-party consultant and has now joined the team as a staff member effective February 1st. WILLIAMSPORT, PA – The Innovative Manufacturers’ Center… Read More
The What’s So Cool About Manufacturing (WSCM) program is an annual video contest to excite middle school students across Pennsylvania to explore cool manufacturing careers and product profiles of manufacturing companies. Click here to read IndustryWeek story. To learn more about the WSCM program in IMC’s 12-county region, contact Lauri Moon at firstname.lastname@example.org or 570-329-3200×8085.
Innovative Manufacturers Center (IMC) is seeking an individual with a passion for being part of Central Pennsylvania’s manufacturing success. To be considered, the individual must have proven success calling on manufacturing business leaders. Candidate is able to conduct high-level interviews to determine areas where IMC can help manufacturing clients succeed in business strategy/growth, process/continuous improvement,… Read More
Williamsport, PA JAN. 2019—CromaFlow Inc, www.cromaflow.com a manufacturer of onsite water and wastewater treatment systems for residential and commercial appliances, announces they have been certified under ISO 9001:2015 as of December 2018. The company earned certification under ISO 9001:2015 and was audited and registered by Perry Johnson Registrars of Troy, MI. International Organization for Standardization (ISO)… Read More
Governor Wolf Affirms Commitment to Pennsylvania’s Tech Sector, Approves Funding for 255 Technology Businesses and Entrepreneurs
Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of Keystone Innovation Zone (KIZ) tax credits for 255 early-stage technology companies to encourage entrepreneurship in and around Pennsylvania’s colleges and universities. “Every day, Pennsylvania’s tech sector is growing stronger,” Governor Wolf said. “Our role at the state level is to help foster that growth. By supporting our tech… Read More
Below is a real story with multiple timely and important messages from one of our area manufacturing leaders who has chosen to remain anonymous. One of the important messages… Yes, it’s important to be as efficient as possible in how we do things (continual process improvement). But if we want sustainable success, we also have… Read More