Organizations, Programs + Podcasts Supporting Illinois Manufacturing
As an Illinois manufacturer, you have many valuable resources available. Here are some of the most beneficial organizations, programs and podcasts you should consider while growing your manufacturing business.
MADE IN ILLINOIS PEER COMMUNITY
The MADE IN ILLINOIS Peer Community brings manufacturing companies, colleagues and industry experts together in one, incredible online experience. This community supports a collaborative platform with Virtual Forums, Peer-to-Peer Connections, high-impact Events and industry-specific tools in the KnowledgeHub.
WOMEN IN TMA Grant for Women in Manufacturing
The WOMEN IN TMA organization assists women in advancing their manufacturing careers. As a hallmark program, The Women in TMA Grant for Women in Manufacturing, addresses the unique barriers women often face within the manufacturing industry and provides support for women as they pursue additional training, equipment, or other resource needs in their manufacturing career development.
BENCHMARKING FOR EXCELLENCE SURVEY
Benchmarking is an integral methodology for measuring and encouraging company growth. Valley Industrial Association has developed the VIA Benchmarking for Excellence Survey, providing manufacturing companies an online tool for measuring their achievements in these key areas: Company Culture, Innovation, Operational Excellence, Safety, Social Responsibility and Workforce Development. The Survey serves as both a benchmarking tool and a roadmap. By identifying accomplishments throughout the year, companies create a strategic plan and path to excellence for continued growth. This Survey is available for any company to review and through membership in VIA, companies can submit their Survey for consideration in the annual VIA Spark Awards, a celebration of benchmark accomplishments.