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IMIN Network Event - August 21, 2018

Danville Area Community College

Bremmer Conference Center, Room  109

  2000 East Main Street

Danville, IL 61832

This is an event for businesses in ALL sectors of industry - Manufacturing, Healthcare, Education, Logistics, Finance, Hospitality - to learn and to share continuous improvement ideas.

August 21, 2018 Meeting Agenda

LEAN Leaps and Lessons @ Watchfire Signs


Results matter, and the IMIN Network is visiting Watchfire Signs to learn how one Danville-based manufacturer measures results.  Topics to be discussed include: 

  • How Watchfire adapted to their Customer Buying Patterns through gains in throughput and WIP reduction, which has created unmatched lead time in our industry 
  • The culture of safety, specifically dialed into reduction of recordable  incidents and improved Ergonomics 
  • Transition towards a paperless factory and how software development has untethered Watchfire from antiquated data capture processes.  Watchfire is focused on implementing OEE and Level 1 & 2 Kanban Systems. 

About Watchfire Signs 

We are Watchfire, a manufacturer of outdoor digital signs based in Danville, Illinois. We empower businesses with the most technologically advanced digital signage available. We build signs that look great, last long, and send the right messages to the right audience at the right time. Every Watchfire sign begins with our world-class engineering team that designs our products to withstand the harshest environmental conditions any electronic component could be exposed to. Our in-house design and process engineers work closely together to simplify connections and components, boosting quality and reliability while reducing the opportunity for failure. We practice what we call “elegant engineering” — designing and implementing the most effective, streamlined processes to create the highest quality LED signs available.  



7:00am - Networking / Light Breakfast

7:30am - Introductions and Company Overview

8:00am - Tour of Watchfire Signs Facility

9:00am - Facility Discussion, Wrap-up and Next Meeting

Safety Requirements for the Tour

  • Safety glasses, safety shoes and hearing protection is required, and will be provided as needed.
  • Pictures and cameras are not allowed while on the tour.


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