Thanksgiving is coming up quickly. This time of year makes us all reflect on what we are thankful for. Our family. Our friend and co-workers. Our customers.
At Versatech, one thing we are extremely thankful for this year (and every day of every year) are our partners. We have forged some valuable collaborations with chambers of commerce, training providers, equipment suppliers and technology leaders to enhance our services and allow us to deliver more value-added solutions to our customers.
Following are Versatech's current partners. Click on their name below to go to their website and learn more about the value they can bring to your next project.
Versatech is a Selected Motoman Strategic Partner, which puts us in a select few integrators with whom Motoman has decided to forgo a formal integrator partnership. Versatech integrates Motoman robotics into assembly lines and cells. Motoman's industrial robots and systems are renowed in industry for the increased efficiency and productivity, consistent quality and substantial ROI they provide.
We are so fortunate to have one of the very best and most supportive Chambers in our hometown. One of our primary partnerships with the Effingham Chamber is Manufacturing Day which draws hundreds of local students to Versatech and other fine community manufacturers. Much of the success of this program can be attributed to the Chamber and their focus on growing manufacturing's presence in the Effingham area.
Both Lake Land Community College's Center for Business and Industry and Danville Area Community College Corporate and Community Education entities provide valuable training services for Central Illinois' manufacturers and has initiated programs to help manufacturers such as Versatech develop a strong skilled workforce. Versatech's consulting staff partners with both colleges to provide Lean Manufacturing and Plant Layout training and also offers its non-training services, such as engineering design and build to print, to companies in partnership with college staff.
Networking with other manufacturers can be difficult, but is so valuable. Versatech partners with the National Tooling and Machining Association to capitalize on the networking opportunities and stay in touch with the needs of machining and tooling companies, who are a key part of Versatech's customer base. Versatech personnel serve on the programming committee and Versatech hosted a recent St. Louis chapter meeting at our facility.
This portal showcases Illinois made products, including those made by Versatech. The Manufacturing Extension Partnership created the Made In Illinois service to help connect Illinois manufacturers to clients nationwide to market their products and services.
Versatech is proud to be a Mitsubishi Electrics Systems Integrator. This partnership is a win win for Versatech and Mitsubishi, as Mitsubishi provides high quality, reliable equipment for our Data Solutions services, and their vast marketing resources connect Versatech with new customers. Mitsubishi has provided valuable training for our Program Managers to inform them of the equipment capabilities and applicability in the manufacturing environment.
As we prepare to close out 2015, we are so thankful for the partners we have and look forward to expanding our partnership network in 2016 and beyond!