Made in Illinois Featured Company: Elastec

Posted by Marketing Support on Aug 15, 2018 2:00:00 PM

Elastec/American Marine manufactures pollution control systems with a core competency in oil spill equipment. Headquartered in southern Illinois. Elastec/American Marine encompasses over 200,000 square feet in four manufacturing and warehousing facilities in Carmi and Fairfield, Illinois and Cocoa, Florida. 

Elastec’s team of welders, fabricators and assemblers build an extensive range of environmental products including: oil skimmers, dispersant application systems, portable incinerators, vacuum systems, pumps, power packs, specialized vehicles and work boats. Elastec is an ISO 9001:2008 certified manufacturing company.

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Leadership Program Students to Help Company Streamline Manufacturing Process

Posted by Simone Erskine on Aug 15, 2018 1:53:21 PM

This is an original article written by Tim Crosby, Communication and Marketing Strategist. 

Students in Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Leadership Development Program don’t learn leadership out of a book; they learn it in the real world.

The latest batch of incoming students, along with the upper classmen, will again demonstrate this approach next week when they help a company reorganize part of its Chicago-area facility to improve efficiency and profitability.

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Made in Chicago Featured Company: Alyssa Kristin

Posted by Marketing Support on Aug 10, 2018 2:00:00 PM

Alyssa Kristin provides brides with gowns that are chic yet timeless, dramatic yet understated. Her designs effortlessly balance soft textures, blush/creamy hues and an abundance of tulle, with plunging necklines, open backs and figure-hugging silhouettes.  Alyssa’s design philosophy enables women to embrace their femininity and her brides confidently epitomize style and grace. 

Alyssa Kahle, CPA-turned-designer and Owner of Alyssa Kristin, became inspired to create her label after her own wedding gown shopping experience. Alyssa searched high and low (easily trying on over 150 gowns) and became frustrated with the lack of tasteful gowns that suited her personality; everything was too encrusted and over-the-top or too plain Jane.  Alyssa, a CPA working in public accounting, decided to take a risk – she found a less demanding job and made her own dress.  Through the experience, Alyssa found her calling and created Alyssa Kristin to help brides escape the ‘fluff and frill’ and find a gown that makes them feel beautiful and, more importantly, like themselves.

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Made in Illinois Featured Company: Pegasus Manufacturing

Posted by Marketing Support on Aug 8, 2018 2:00:00 PM

Pegasus is a family owned and operated business. They are also a leading contract manufacturer of complex machined parts and assemblies for the food processing, automotive, industrial, and mold & die industries. Their facility utilizes some of the most advanced and accurate CNC milling and CNC turning equipment available.

With a focus on lean manufacturing, at Pegasus they manufacture, assemble, finish, and package projects based on individual needs.  From aluminum and steel to specialty alloys, they manage a diverse product base for integration into a variety of systems for various OEM manufacturers.

Pegasus also practices lean manufacturing processes, real time manufacturing productivity monitoring, clean facilities, business practices based on strategic input and planning from their customers, quality management systems, and maintain a strong focus on customer satisfaction.

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Nobody Likes a Compliance Audit... and Why You Should Do Them Anyway!

Posted by Simone Erskine on Aug 7, 2018 2:33:46 PM

This is an original article written by Jana White, Cybersecurity Engineer and Trainer with Alpine Security.

What Is a Compliance Audit?

A compliance audit is an examination of documentation, records, or other evidentiary artifacts that use a specific set of regulatory controls to determine compliance. There are many different types of compliance audits including financial, technical, and cybersecurity audits. Common compliance audits include HIPAA, PCI-DSS, and SOC. 
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Made in Chicago Featured Company: Aberdeen Technologies

Posted by Marketing Support on Aug 3, 2018 2:00:00 PM

Aberdeen Technologies, Inc. offers customers a one-stop shop for a variety of insert molding needs. They strive to solve any challenging or difficult insert molding problems with their leading edge technology and expertise, while keeping their focus on customer satisfaction.

Aberdeen’s comprehensive specialty insert molding and injection molding services benefit a number of industry groups, including:  automotive parts, consumer products, medical devices, and electronics/telecommunications components. They use vertical insert molding presses along with injection mold tooling built in their world class tool shop, so customers don’t have to look anywhere else for their injection and insert molding needs.

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Team Spotlight- Mary Mechler

Posted by Simone Erskine on Aug 1, 2018 5:14:46 PM

Mary is one of IMEC’s Technical Specialists who demonstrates her passion for enterprise excellence by helping organizations achieve top-line growth. She has been with IMEC for 5 years and has over 35 years of professional experience in marketing, sales and management.

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Made in Illinois Featured Company: Rhino Tool Company

Posted by Marketing Support on Aug 1, 2018 2:00:00 PM

Rhino Tool Company was founded by Robert Martin in 1975. His vision to manufacture and distribute professional grade tools, backed by superlative service, is the foundation of today’s Rhino Tool Company – An industry leading manufacturer of pneumatic, hydraulic, and gas-powered tools for applications in the fencing, agricultural, construction, rental, electrical, forestry, public works, landscape, rigging construction, and dock building industries.

Rhino’s current line of innovative, high performance, durable tools include: post drivers & pullers, chipping hammers, jack hammers, core drills, cut-off saws, submersible pumps, and hydraulic power-packs – All designed to make work-sites safer and more productive. These Made-in-Illinois/America tools are available Globally through a network of hand-picked sales and service Distributors – focused on providing exceptional customer service.

“Driven to Perfection” is more than a tagline, it’s one of Rhino’s key guiding principles – A principle that has developed customer loyalty and trust worldwide.

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Preparing Tomorrow's Leaders Today

Posted by Simone Erskine on Aug 1, 2018 12:43:54 PM

 

There is no debating the impact that strong leaders have on the success of an organization, so it is critical that new leaders are being prepared to transition into their new role. Organizations who invest in leaders at all levels of the organization – not just at the senior level – exhibit higher levels of employee retention and a pipeline of qualified leaders.

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Made in Chicago Featured Company: Kasia's Deli

Posted by Marketing Support on Jul 27, 2018 2:05:00 PM


Kasia’s Deli, Inc. makes the best Polish food in Chicago and has done so since 1982. Their famous pierogi comes in thirteen delicious flavors, using the best natural ingredients available. Just like their pierogi, they put the same effort into their blintzes and potato pancakes, using wholesome ingredients and incorporating state-of-the-art technology for their industry.  Kasia  Deli’s “Old World Goodness” provides an incredible homemade, yet gourmet taste.

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