EBC 2017 tours JB Cutting, a model of lean wood components production, and savvy marketing.
Registration is now open for the 2017 Executive Briefing Conference, a premier venue for wood industry manufacturing management to network and explore new ways to succeed.
Running April 23-25 at the newly restored Westin Book Cadillac Hotel & Conference Center, EBC includes plant tours, thought-provoking speakers, and the peer-to-peer networking opportunities.

Rethink Manufacturing at EBC 2017

As the wood manufacturing industries rapidly evolve, there have never been more opportunities for manufacturers to move forward with new technology, new
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methodology and new optimism. Advanced data and metrics provide a powerful new resource for manufacturers to optimize operations, making seemingly impractical production goals attainable. Valuable knowledge and game-changing advancement opportunities will be plentiful at EBC 2017.  

 
The Executive Briefing Conference is intended to provide company leaders with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions on the future success of their company. Intensive briefings, inspirational presentations, case studies, blockbuster plant tours will provide decision makers with the knowledge, strategies and attitude necessary for success in today's manufacturing world.
 
The resurgent automotive industry is sparking a renaissance of innovation for Detroit. The dramatic recovery in the city's business sector mirrors in many ways the recovery of the wood manufacturing industries. The 2017 EBC's location itself will be an inspiration; the Westin Book Cadillac, built in1924 and until last year boarded up, is now a remarkable expression of the power of architectural millwork and renovation to turn an eyesore into a grand destination hotel.  
 
Ford River Rouge plant: from brownfield relic to the envy of the world

EBC Manufacturing Facility Tours

One of the most valuable aspects for attendees of the Executive Briefing Conference is to take part in exclusive, behind-the-scenes tours of some of the industry's most innovative and future-thinking manufacturing facilities. For EBC 2017, three of America's leaders in manufacturing innovation, all within minutes of the conference location:
  • Ford River Rouge Factory - home of the breakthrough F150 aluminum truck>>
  • JB Cutting - advanced wood component manufacturing has helped them double in size>>
  • FANUC - this robotics developer is changing the face of manufacturing worldwide  >>
The three-day event begins with an evening welcome reception and dinner; Since 2002, the EBC has become the premier venue for key manufacturers to network and explore new ways to succeed. By providing strategic and practical information that addresses manufacturing challenges, the EBC provides a forum to find out about new technologies and methods and discover opportunities in a non-commercial environment. Learn more about  EBC 2017>>