Intertape Polymer Group
We are excited to announce that Intertape Polymer Group (IPG) in Carbondale, Illinois, has recently been named as one of two winners of the Industry Week Best Plant Award for 2023. IPG is lead by Operations Manager, Aaron Christ, who is also a business member of the Southern Illinois Workforce Investment Board.
The national award honors manufacturing excellence in North America. Manufacturing plants are selected for having demonstrated superior practices and performances, plus a commitment to continuous improvement.
“IW Best Plants always tells us something interesting about what’s going on in the manufacturing world. Last year, supply chain challenges dominated the winning companies. In 2023, personnel and labor issues took center stage. With an extremely tight labor market, nearly every submission reported higher turnover than usual, and how companies dealt with that challenge really showed how creative the best-run facilities in North America can be,” says Robert Schoenberger, IndustryWeek editor in chief.
“New challenges come every year, and the companies that dedicate themselves to operational excellence find solutions. That was evident again this year by how creative our winners were at managing last year’s uncertainty,” Robert Schoenberger adds.