Dual Plant Tour Workshop: Wepco Plastics and Westminster Tool

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Leveraging Next-gen Leadership to Impact Recruitment, Retention and Sustainable Growth

As active community participants, vocal supporters of workforce development and previous winners of the AMBA Tooling Trailblazer of the Year Award, both Westminster Tool, Inc. (Plainfield, CT) and Wepco Plastics, Inc. (Middlefield, CT), represent the gold standard in manufacturing-related workforce development efforts.

AMBA members will have the chance to see these efforts in action at July's upcoming dual plant tour. At each company, emerging leaders from both facilities will highlight the ways in which operations can be impacted, improved and driven by the empowerment of next-generation leadership and the provision of executive-level guidance.

July 19, 12 - 6pm* EST | Wepco Plastics, Middlefield, CT

At Wepco Plastics, attendees will experience a hands-on plant tour, demonstrating how the company actively connects with and recruits from its community, run completely by the company’s emerging leadership. Wepco Plastics employees will establish how the company empowers up-and-coming leaders and works across departments to collaborate for success within the manufacturing environment. Attendees will travel by bus to and from the facility; a box lunch and travel to a light networking reception will be included.

*Registration will open at 11am EST

July 20, 8am - 1pm EST | Westminster Tool, Plainfield, CT

The following day, Westminster Tool will take attendees through several areas of operation, including 5-axis machining, EDM robotic cell, 3D printing and more. Each station will highlight how culture has played a role in achieving operational efficiency and managing everyday tasks through an individual-based challenge/solution format. Each tour will end with facilitated crosstalk - sharing best practices and solutions to challenges. Attendees will travel by bus to this location, to Westminster Tool's second location at 51 Industrial Park Rd., Sterling, CT 06377 (where lunch will be provided) and will return to the hotel by 1pm EST.

Member cost: $229. Registration includes plant tour workshop at both facilities, reception following day one tour, lunch (boxed or buffet) on both days, transport from hotel to host facilities on both days and crosstalk after both tours.

View Agenda and Facility Addresses Here

Hotel Room Block

Hyatt Place Mohegan Sun (1 mile from Mohegan Sun Casino)
2049 Norwich New London Turnpike, Uncasville, CT 06382
Rate: $139/night (includes breakfast, WiFi and parking)
Room Cut-Off: June 30, 2023

Book Online Here 

Alternatively, attendees may visit www.hyatt.com and follow the following process:

  • Enter Norwich, CT as destination
  • Enter arrival / departure dates
  • Access the dropdown menu to choose ‘special rate’, then ‘corporate / group code’
  • enter code G-A723

To book by phone, call 800-233-1234 and provide code G-A723.

Airport Information

Depending on location, one of the following airports should meet most attendees' needs. Approximate mileage from each airport to the Hyatt Place Mohegan Sun is provided below.

  • Hartford / Springfield Bradley International Airport: 55 miles, 56 minutes
  • Providence T.F. Green Airport: 50 miles, 54 minutes
  • LaGuardia Airport, NY, NY: 124 miles, 2 hours via I-95

Important Registration Note

  • Plant tour registration will open at 11:00am at the Hyatt on July 19 - bus will leave promptly at 12:00pm EST
  • Box lunches will be provided to attendees for travel to Wepco Plastics
  • Early hotel check-in at the Hyatt Place Mohegan Sun will be available on July 19; guests will have room keys waiting for them upon their return to the hotel at 6pm EST 

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