Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center (IMEC)


Non-Profit Organizations

About Us

IMEC is a team of improvement specialists and technicians dedicated to providing organizations in Illinois with the tools and techniques to create sustainable competitive futures. The experienced hands-on team at IMEC works closely with its clients to plan critical business improvements in the areas of Leadership, Strategy, Customer Engagement, Operations, and Workforce.

With more than 50 full-time staff and partners positioned statewide, IMEC delivers the local expertise to not only plan and strategize, but to implement and evaluate the effectiveness of client improvements. In fact, IMEC assists more than 500 companies each year with successful business improvement projects.

As a result, IMEC has demonstrated a return on investment that exceeds 19:1. This is made possible as organizations become more effective and efficient - and together with IMEC - excel toward enterprise excellence.

IMEC specialists have an average of 18 years manufacturing experience and are strategically positioned across the state. To ensure the right expert is focused on the solution, IMEC also utilizes Illinois-based public and private sector resources, as well as expertise from a national network of more than 1,200 consultants from affiliated U.S. Department of Commerce, NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) centers.