Closing the Loop – Pratt Industries Plant Tour

KCMN June Meeting

Join KCMN as we tour Pratt Industries’ KCMO converting facility, where the company’s 100% recycled corrugated cardboard sheets are converted and bundled into boxes for its clients, including Boulevard Brewing Company.

Pratt Industries’ General Manager Mark Dinges, Plant Manager Ricky Hicks and Design Lead Roger DelCastillo will discuss the process for making paper from recycled materials which is utilized to produce the corrugate that becomes boxes for customers throughout the region.  Their presentation will include a video of the process and will be followed by a tour of the plant.

Tuesday, June 13   
7:30 – 9:00 AM
Pratt Industries, 1226 N. Topping, Kansas City, MO

Cost is $20 for KCMN members, $25 for manufacturing company guests, and $50 for non-mfg company guests. Guests may attend 2 meetings before having to join as a member.  Sign up at BY CLICKING HERE or contact Donna Gordon  816-304-7958, donna@kcmn.org

Maximum attendees: 35

Agenda:

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

7:45 – 8:15 AM Company presentation

8:15 – 9:00 AM  Break into small groups and tour the facility

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About Pratt Industries

 

 

Pratt Industries is America’s 5th largest corrugated packaging company and the world’s largest, privately-held 100% recycled paper and packaging company. Pratt Industries operates some 50 plants in about 20 states in the US and Mexico that span the entire cardboard box manufacturing process – including recycling, milling, corrugating and converting.  Pratt’s national Close The Loop Recycling Team,  was created to maximize waste diversion, create cost savings and maximize recycling revenues, while strengthening your position as a vital environmental corporate citizen.

Due to limited space, no shows will be billed. Cancellations will be accepted no later than 3 business days prior to an event.

Mid-America Manufacturing Technology Center and Missouri Enterprise are our NIST Network Affiliate Sponsors. We welcome all regional manufacturers to join us to make KCMN the central resource for manufacturing company managers and owners who are working to grow and improve their businesses across many functional areas.

Emerging Leaders Group Fall 2017 Enrollments are Open!

Emerging Leaders Group Fall 2017 Enrollments are Open!

Emerging Leaders is a leadership development program developed from KCMN member company feedback in partnership with Johnson County Community College and the National Tooling and Machining Association’s Kansas City Chapter. Our goal is to create opportunities for those who want to improve their leadership and management skills, learn new strategies and connect with others with similar goals. See past graduates HERE

Testimonials:

“The open discussion was the most important part of my experience”
“I’ve learned strategies for dealing with difficult personalities, or people I don’t like or can’t relate to”
“The course made me stop and ask – what am I doing to help myself?’”
“This makes me think about my strengths and barriers, not only for myself, but for my employees and co-workers”
“Our instructor is engaging, personable, and speaks from a wealth of experience”

 FAQ’s:

  • Each Tier was developed as a result of KCMN and KC-NTMA member’s feedback as to skills important for their people to learn or improve. The ‘Tier 1, 2, 3’ implies that you need to go in order, it is not required – this is just the order we developed them in.
  • Unlike in house training programs, Emerging Leaders helps build skills from both a formal classroom presentation, as well as guided interaction with other manufacturers. There is no in-house option for this program.
  • There are 30 spaces available for each session on a first-come basis. Some past sessions have sold out, so please don’t delay.  We need a minimum of 20 participants to fill a session.
  • Participants who attend at least 5 of 6 sessions will receive a Certificate at our final session.  Those who miss more than one session are welcome to return to future sessions to make up any sessions mixed at no charge.

Emerging Leaders Sessions:

Dates and Time: Six sessions will be every 2 weeks (with one exception, see Tier 1 schedule) starting in August 2017- see dates below – from 7-9 AM at JCCC campus.

The cost: $300 per participant, to be paid in full no later than 10 days before the start of the first session.

You may sign up and pay online by clicking on the link for each session. If you wish to be invoiced, please notify us no later than 30 days prior to the start of the session.  You may use the sign up link and choose the ‘pay by check’ option. Payment must be received no later than 10 days prior to the start of each session.

Accountability:

  • Companies should designate the person who is the billing contact, as well as the participant’s direct supervisor if you would like a recap of attendance.
  • As part of the value is the development of creating networks of support, attendees should be willing and able to attend all sessions.
  • Representatives from KCMN, JCCC and NTMA will hold periodic review sessions to evaluate progress and make any adjustments if needed.

 

Questions? Contact Donna Gordon if you prefer to be invoiced, or if you have additional questions, at donna@kcmn.org or 816-304-7958

Tier 1 – Begins August 23, 2017, All sessions 7-9 AM Sign up link: https://www.123signup.com/register?id=nkhjz 

Course Date Instructor Location
Communication 8/23/2017 George Ferguson JCCC- Regnier Ctr 175
Strengths Finder Introduction 9/6/2017 Sondra Cave JCCC- Regnier Ctr 175
Strengths Finder Introduction 9/13/2017 Sondra Cave JCCC- Regnier Ctr 175
Goal Setting and Employee Engagement 10/4/2017 Jeannie Lauer JCCC- Regnier Ctr 175
Delegation 10/18/2017 George Ferguson JCCC- Regnier Ctr 175
Cross Generational Motivation 11/1/2017 George Ferguson JCCC- Regnier Ctr 175

Tier 2 – Begins August 30, 2017 All sessions 7-9 AM Sign up link: https://www.123signup.com/register?id=nkhjh

Course Date Instructor Location
Managing Managers 8/30/2017 George Ferguson JCCC- Regnier Ctr 175
Ethical Leadership 9/13/2017 George Ferguson JCCC- Regnier Ctr 181
HR Law – Conflict Management 9/27/2017 Josh Smith JCCC- Regnier Ctr 175
Time Management 10/11/2017 George Ferguson JCCC- Regnier Ctr 175
Driving Change & Cultural Change 10/25/2017 George Ferguson JCCC- Regnier Ctr 175
Developing Yourself and Others 11/8/2017 George Ferguson JCCC- Regnier Ctr 175

Tier 3 – Begins Septemeber 6, 2017 All sessions 7-9 AM Sign up link: https://www.123signup.com/register?id=nkhmv

 

Performance Management 9/6/2017 George Ferguson JCCC- Regnier Ctr 181
Coaching and Mentoring 9/20/2017 George Ferguson JCCC- Regnier Ctr 175
Organizing an Effective Team 10/4/2017 George Ferguson JCCC- Regnier Ctr 181
Meeting Facilitation 10/18/2017 Jeanie Lauer JCCC- Regnier Ctr 145
HR Law 2 – How to Avoid Traps 11/1/2017 Josh Smith JCCC- Regnier Ctr 145
How to Read People 11/15/2017 George Ferguson JCCC- Regnier Ctr 175
       

Workforce Issues Small Group

This group is composed of KCMN manufacturing company members who are looking to share ideas and best practices regarding workforce and human resource-related functions. The member group of manufacturers agrees to support each other’s efforts and participate by sharing their strategies and results.

The goals and benefits of the group:

  • Learn about other’s best practices in human resources.
  • Develop networking relationships with other company HR leaders in order to get suggestions, bounce off ideas, or share successes.
  • Discuss HR challenges in your organization including, but not limited to: development of skilled workers, leadership development; creating new relationships within schools or other community resources.
  • Access to our group’s Basecamp, where members share information, best practices and policies in a confidential members only project group.

Guidelines for the group:

  • The group meets every other even-numbered month at a member company for about an hour and a half, usually from 7:30 – 9 AM on 3rd Wednesdays.
  • The host or the group decides the meeting topic in advance, and group members come to the meeting with suggestions and information on the topic.
  • Service providers may be invited to bring information to the discussion, but cannot be regular members of the group.
  • Any new member must be approved by all members to avoid conflict of interest.

In addition to the regular KCMN monthly meetings, this group is an added benefit to KCMN members, as a way to help get more interaction between member companies, and for members to provide support for efforts to improve their workforce strategy.

Should this be of interest to you, or someone else in your company, please send their contact information to Donna at donna@kcmn.org, or 816-304-7958

Lean Support Small Groups

This group is composed of KCMN members who are looking for a way to interact with others who are utilizing Lean principles to improve their operations. The member group of manufacturers agrees to support each other’s efforts to make improvements along their Lean journey.

The essence of the group is as follows:

  • The group meets quarterly at a member company for 2.5 to 3 hours.
  • The host company sends out 3 dates to vote and the majority wins.
  •  Hosting includes a presentation and tour of the area of focus as part of the meeting.
  • The hosting company should determine in advance of the meeting what specific area of Lean they would like to focus on as part of their presentation and tour so that participants can come prepared to discuss and offer suggestions.
  • Participants can then offer suggestions and feedback to the host following the tour and presentation.
  • Joining the group means you have to be willing to host the group at least once every 2 years, and be open to both an honest assessment of areas for improvement, and interested in getting both positive and negative feedback.
  • Maximum benefit is attained when host company management at a level to effect change is in attendance during the feedback session.
  • Any new member must be approved by all members to avoid conflict of interest.

In addition to the regular KCMN monthly meetings, this group is an added benefit to KCMN members, as a way to help get more interaction between member companies, and for members to provide support and growth in their efforts to increase efficiencies. This group is limited in size, and new members are subject to current member approval.

Should this be of interest to you, or someone else in your company, please send their contact information to Donna Gordon at donna@kcmn.org, or 816-304-7958.

EHS Group Supports Best Practices

Mission: EHS Group is a resource for KCMN manufacturing company members to share best practices, lessons learned, new trends, or regulations that are relevant to Environmental, Health, and/or Safety professionals, in a confidential environment.

Meeting Format

The group meets every other month, in odd numbered months, usually on the 3rd Thursday of each month from 7:30-9 AM, at locations determined by the group.  September’s meeting will be hosted by SOR, Inc, and November’s meeting will be at Ingredion.

Group Benefits

-Plant tours to get feedback/solutions/showcase
-Presentations on EHS topics of interest
-Provide regulatory updates or notice of new regulations
-Exchange of ideas via an internal members-only group on Basecamp
-Information sharing on regulatory inspections

If you are a manufacturer whose membership in KCMN is current you are welcome to attend. Contact Donna Gordon at donna@kcmn.org, or 816-304-7958 to be added to the email list and Basecamp group.