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Plant Tour: Hansen Plastics Corporation (HPC)

Event Date: Thursday May 18th 2017
Time: 8:30am
Price:This is a members only event. Join MAPP.

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$199.00 for Members
Event Details:

This event is currently SOLD OUT. To add yourself or your team to the waiting list, e-mail Ashley at 

A room block has been secured for attendees at the Courtyard Chicago Elgin/West Dundee. Rooms are available to MAPP Plant Tour attendees for $99. Please make reservations using this link no later than May 5, 2017.

If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact Ashley ( or Marcella (

Topics of Focus:

Hansen Plastics (HPC) in Elgin, IL is a 100% employee-owned company with key management topping 30 years of service. Traditions, disciplines, attitudes, teamwork and technology have led to growth and expansion at HPC during the industry's most trying times.

In the past two years, HPC has undergone structural, cultural and process change that have transformed their company. Originally 3 separate facilities, 18 months ago Hansen combined their separate facilities to be all under one roof. 

Approximately 9 months ago, they took past data (with assistance from Harbour Results) and then streamlined their floor to be set in three value streams with coordinating colors to indicate different value streams. This change has resulted in a 1-2% swing in labor as opposed to the 20% it was at previously.

Additionally, the team has taken the book 2 Second Lean by Paul Akers to heart. Each new employee gets a copy sent to their home when they start. In fact, books are a popular way of training and fellowship as there are several book clubs going on at any given time throughout the company.

All of these improvement changes has transformed the company culture at Hansen to continuously improving their environment, processes and relationships with each other.

Benefits of Attending:

During the HPC plant tour, MAPP Members will have the opportunity to explore production operations and see how employee-owned Hansen Plastics has successfully transformed their company with an efficient value-stream set up on their shop floor, as well as transformed their company culture by following the 2 Second Lean principles and achieved total buy-in with the employees.

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