Visual Process Control & Communication

Holland Plant Tour  1300 Burlington, North Kansas City, MO 64116

Tuesday, March 4- 7:30-9:00 AM - 2012-09-21 - 15h-34m-30s

Visual process control is a valuable tool for improving plant layout and department setup in order to gain efficiencies and improved communication.   You can talk about visual controls, but of course it’s better to see them in action.  Holland 1916 is hosting our March meeting with a brief overview of their visual process control and communication, and a facility tour to demonstrate these principles in action.

About Holland

Holland’s North Kansas City facility is the home for two companies from the Holland 1916 family – Holland Nameplate and Holland RFID.  Holland 1916 is headquartered in Liberty, MO along with Holland Integrated Metal Solutions and Holland Interface Solutions.

Holland Nameplate is an ISO 9001-2008 certified manufacturer of chemically etched and screen printed stainless steel and aluminum nameplates, data plates and control panels.  Our customers are world-wide OEM manufacturers – many of which are Fortune 500 companies.  Industries that we serve include:  oil & gas, valves, process measurement equipment, lifting slings, transportation, and medical.  Holland Nameplate has an industry leading 5 day lead-time for non-stock items.

Holland RFID provides custom manufactured and highly rugged RFID tag solutions intended for the most hazardous environments. Holland’s durable RFID tags can be found on assets in industries that require unique, ruggedized inventory and asset tracking solutions, such as oil & gas, construction, and mining. By embedding RFID transponders into metal or high-density synthetic carriers, RFID can now be used in extreme applications that would quickly destroy off-the-shelf RFID tags or traditional bar code labels.

Limited to the first 45 people to sign up.

Cost is $15 for members and $25 for guests. Guests may attend 2 meetings before having to join as a member.  Sign up today at BY CLICKING HERE or contact Donna Gordon at 816-304-7958, or



7:30 – 7:45  Sign in, breakfast and networking

7:45  – Company presentation and Q & A

8:00 or after Q & A – Tours begin

Parking is limited, please carpool if possible.  Holland is located at the northwest corner of 13th street and Burlington.  Holland does not have a dedicated parking lot but there is a public lot on 13th street between Burlington and Swift (east of Burlington) on the north side of 13th.  Please be careful crossing Burlington as there is no light at 13th.

KCMN is brought to you by our sponsor partners, MAMTC, whose mission is to help companies realize never ending growth in the rapidly changing global marketplace and Missouri Enterprise, whose mission is to help Missouri manufacturers succeed.

Growing Your Workforce From Within

KCMN February 11 Meeting

7:30- 9:00 AM, Hilton Garden Inn, 520 Minnesota Avenue, Kansas City, Kansas

While there are many institutions offering education and training programs, there is also the option to develop your workforce internally, which ensures that skills are relevant to your manufacturing environment, culture and needs.  Join us for a discussion on the benefits and challenges of creating your own workforce program, and learn about resources available to make it happen.

Jeff Cooper, Engineering Manager, Jim Martin, Shop floor manager, R&D/Leverage Jeff will discuss R&D’s apprenticeship program developed to provide training to machinists for their manufacturing facility. He will discuss the development of their program, the advantages to the company, and lessons they have learned along the way.

Molly Wendland, Tax Incentives Business Development & Grant Specialist, CBIZ MHM, LLC &Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C. – Molly will speak about training programs available through Kansas and Missouri, other incentives related to investment, as well as programs related to growing the company’s workforce in either state.



R&D Tool and Engineering was founded in 1976 as a job shop serving the tool and die markets. The company has grown from its small beginnings to a US campus with 170,000 square feet of floor space and a 32,000 square foot  facility in Sutton In Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, England. R&D Tool offers prototype services, IBM, preform molds, and on-site product development for custom injection, ISBM, SBM, IBM, and extrusion blow molds. The new millennium added medical injection molds, CD/DVD/Blu Ray molds and aerospace components to the US team, and an expanded Product Solutions Laboratory for the UK facility. Leverage is a creative design studio added to facilitate consumer research, and create brand building manufacturable product and package designs.

CBIZ MHM, LLC &Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C.

CBIZ offers a full line of accounting and tax , valuation services and business consulting services, operating on the premise that a thorough understanding of your immediate needs and long-term goals is the difference between running a business and running a successful business. CBIZ professionals use their resources to deliver valuable insight, thought-provoking ideas, and recommendations that address your company’s performance and future. Molly helps companies negotiate tax incentives through state and local governments, in the form of investment tax credits, sales tax exemption, training grants for the hiring and training of net new employees or the training of existing staff on new technology, and employee training tax credits. She assists with the  entire labor intensive process of negotiating the incentive package, all the way through filing all of the necessary paperwork on the back end.