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Indiana District Plant Tour

Emerson Industrial Automation Plant Tour

Emerson Industrial Automation
705 N. 6th Street
Monticello, IN 47960
Phone: 574-583-9171 x.781
Thursday, November 15, 2012, 9:30 AM EST
Thursday, November 15, 2012, 12:00 PM EST
For more information, contact (PMA Membership Services Manager)
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Event Details

Emerson Industrial Automation delivers precision bearing manufacturing solutions for the automotive industry. The company began operation in Monticello in 1975 and has locations worldwide. The Monticello location was built in 1975, as part of McGill Manufacturing. It was purchased in 1990 by Emerson. Currently, McGill, Roll and Sealmaster bearings, and Morse mechanical clutches are manufactured at this facility. There are approximately 300 employees with average years of service of more than 20 years. The plant was the 2008 winner of the Emerson COO Safety award; 2009 winner of the Indiana Governor’s Safety Innovation Award; 2009 INSHARP safety certification, and is ISO 9001-2008 certified.

The operation consists of primary and secondary machining, heat treatment, grinding, vibratory finishing, high-speed tumbling and assembly. Product size range: 3/8” to 41”. Industries currently served include Aerospace, Aggregate and Cement, Beverage, Coal Power Generation, Cranes and Hoists, Food, Forestry, Grain, HVAC, Marine, Metals, Oil and Gas, Pulp and Paper, Turbomachinery, Water and Wastewater, and Wind Power Generation.

There has been much interest in their continuous improvement efforts. Their division’s lean assessment and benchmarking topics also have been highly requested tour topics. This tour will focus on the two subjects listed below; however, please feel free to explore other areas of expertise, such as 5S, Visual Management, Lean-Sigma Training Program, Project Management and KPI and Daily Management.

This tour will focus on:

•Lean Deployment and Culture Change
Lean Deployment & Culture Change—Culture change must be the #1 strategy, or all other strategies fail. “Culture eats Strategy for breakfast.” (Peter Drucker)

 •Idea System
“Got Ideas?”—Without ideas nothing changes. A high-performing idea program drives culture change, and is fundamental to lean deployment. The greatest waste, and most underutilized resource in most organizations, is the knowledge of their people.
Cost:    $25 per member     $35 per nonmember 


9:30 a.m. Indtroductions, Safety & Plant Overview (Conference Room)
10:30 a.m. Plant Tour
12:00 p.m. Wrap Up and Q&A (Conference Room)

Registration Information

To register, please use the online registration form or for more information contact Suzanne Wheeler. If paying by check, please make check payable to PMA Indiana District.

Please RSVP by November 5, 2012.
First-come, first-served basis; tour will be limited to 20 people 

Registration Contact:
Suzanne Wheeler
18319 Clairmont Drive
South Bend, IN 46637
P: 574-250-0528