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October 4, 2019
  • Fri

    Oct

    04

    National Manufacturing Day: ShapeMaster, Inc. Tour

    10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    ShapeMaster, Inc. – 108 E. Main Street, Ogden, IL 61859

    National Manufacturing Day: ShapeMaster, Inc. Tour
    Ogden, IL

    In January 1990, ShapeMaster was formed because they saw a need to provide buyers, engineers, inventors, and designers with the ability to order small or large quantities of solutions in plastics and other materials for the manufacturing of their products; regardless of their size, they receive the same high level quality of service.

    Their centrally located Ogden, Illinois facility has since expanded three times to accommodate the latest technology, including new thermoformers, injection molding machinery, and a metal machine shop, allowing them to enhance their production abilities to better serve their customers. From vacuum forming, drape forming, and pressure forming to CNC machining and custom fabrication, they take pride in their ability to take your project from conceptual design to production including 2D or 3D drawings, materials research, custom tooling, prototyping, replication of existing parts, and custom package design - all within their facility to maximize your return on investment. Learn more at http://www.shape-master.com/.

    Fun facts about the company:

    - They have clients from around the world, including England, Canada, Brazil, and New Zealand.
    - They have hired, trained, and employed hundreds of people who live right here in Champaign County.
    - ShapeMaster has weathered a tornado (1996), a fire (2005), and many floods.

    Date: Friday, October 4, 2019
    Time: 10 AM – 2 PM
    Location: ShapeMaster, Inc. – 108 E. Main Street, Ogden, IL 61859
    RSVP: https://www.mfgday.com/events/2019/champaign-county-edc-16

    Tours will be offered every hour from 10 AM – 2 PM.

    Time slots:

    - 10:00 – 11:00 AM
    - 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    - 12:00 – 1:00 PM
    - 1:00 – 2:00 PM

    Tour instructions:

    - You must be at least 16 years of age. If under 18, you must be accompanied by an adult or host.
    - Must wear sturdy closed-toe and closed-heel shoes – no flip flops, no clogs, no high heels.
    - Other safety equipment will be provided.
    - No photos allowed.
    - All attendees will be required to sign a non-disclosure agreement.

    About Manufacturing Day: Manufacturing Day is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers and occurs on the first Friday in October. Manufacturing Day addresses common misperceptions about manufacturing by giving manufacturers an opportunity to open their doors and show, in a coordinated effort, what manufacturing is — and what it isn’t. Learn more at http://www.mfgday.com/. October is Manufacturing Month in Illinois.

    Questions? Contact:

    - Pam Cooley, ShapeMaster, Inc.: pam@shape-master.com
    - Carly McCrory, Executive Director - Champaign County EDC: carly@champaigncountyedc.org or 217-359-6261

    Thank you to The Atkins Group for your support as our official sponsor of Manufacturing Day in Champaign County.

October 29, 2019
  • Tue

    Oct

    29

    Illinois Manufacturing Month: Advanced Filtration Systems Inc. Tour

    8:30 am - 10:30 am

    Advanced Filtration Systems Inc. - 3206 Farber Drive (Interstate Research Park), Champaign, IL 61822

    Illinois Manufacturing Month: Advanced Filtration Systems Inc. Tour
    Champaign, IL

    Established in June 1986, Advanced Filtration Systems Inc. (AFSI), manufactures liquid filters using automated, computer integrated manufacturing (CIM) techniques. Highly automated production techniques enable AFSI to manufacture filters of the highest quality at competitive prices. The filters are used in lube, fuel, and hydraulic applications.

    AFSI has been recognized for exemplary efforts in creating a progressive work environment focusing on quality and employee involvement and safe practices both internally and externally. Caterpillar has recognized AFSI since 1993 as a certified supplier of quality and material filters. Learn more at http://www.afsifilters.com/.

    Date: Tuesday, October 29, 2019
    Time: 8:30 – 10:30 AM
    Location: Advanced Filtration Systems Inc. - 3206 Farber Drive (Interstate Research Park), Champaign, IL 61822
    RSVP: https://www.mfgday.com/events/2019/champaign-county-edc-15

    One tour will be provided – and is two hours in total (start to finish, with time for Q&A).

    Tour instructions:

    - Closed toed-low heel shoes.
    - No jewelry allowed on the production floor.
    - No pictures or video are allowed on the production floor.
    - Safety glasses will be provided.

    About Manufacturing Day: Manufacturing Day is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers and occurs on the first Friday in October. Manufacturing Day addresses common misperceptions about manufacturing by giving manufacturers an opportunity to open their doors and show, in a coordinated effort, what manufacturing is — and what it isn’t. Learn more at http://www.mfgday.com/. October is Manufacturing Month in Illinois.

    Questions? Contact:

    - Robin Parent, Customer Service Coordinator - Advanced Filtration Systems Inc.: RParent@afsifilters.com or 217-353-0594
    - Carly McCrory, Executive Director - Champaign County EDC: carly@champaigncountyedc.org or 217-359-6261

    Thank you to The Atkins Group for your support as our official sponsor of Manufacturing Day in Champaign County.