University of Illinois, Business Innovation Services (BIS) recently presented the 2013 “Manufacturing Excellence Award” to Flexco, the leading manufacturer of products that help maximise belt conveyor productivity.
Several local representatives were on hand to present Flexco with the award, including Director of State Relations Dianna Barrows; U.S. Representative Bill Foster; Deputy Director of The Employment and Training Program for the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Therese McMahon; DCEO Director Adam Pollet; State Senator Christine Radogno; and State Representative Ron Sandack.
Flexco was selected to receive the award after being evaluated in the following categories:
· Leadership and Vision
· Employee Involvement and Teamwork
· Sales Growth
· Continual Quality Improvement
· Customer and Supplier Relations
· Innovation and New Product Development
· Export Capability and Growth
· Productivity, Efficiency and Effectiveness
· Global Competitiveness While Paying Good Salaries
· Inventory Management – Cost Control
· Manufacturing Agility and Responsiveness
· Reward and Recognition-Respect for Employees
· Adaptability to Change and Challenges
“Flexco received high scores in all 15 categories used to evaluate potential winners,” said Mary Rose Hennessy, Executive Director of U of I BIS. “We have worked with Flexco since 1987 providing a wide array of training programs, most recently export assistance. They are committed to continuous improvement and have adapted to the challenges of the global marketplace through innovation, outstanding business practices and exemplary employee involvement.”
Flexco focuses on six major aspects of an employee’s life: Family, Communications, Wellness, Improving Processes, Safety, and Learning. Flexco is also very supportive of the growth and development of its employees, recognizing that professional growth enhances motivation, increases engagement, and can lead to personal and professional satisfaction.
“Flexco is a perfect example of an outstanding manufacturer flourishing in Illinois. An industry leader, Flexco constantly strives to make superior products while treating their employees with fairness, dignity, and good pay,” Hennessy said. “We are proud to present the ‘Manufacturing Excellence Award’ to this superb Illinois manufacturer.”
Flexco is a privately-owned company that has been in business for more than 100 years, enhancing belt conveyor productivity around the globe with a variety of products and services. For more information on Flexco, log on to www.flexco.com or call 630-971-0150.