Conway Machine, Inc. recently became a member of the Great Lakes Graphics Association (GLGA) serving companies in the Print/Packaging Industries of Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin, USA. Conway is excited to become a part of such an active and informative group.
GLGA members will be offered a special discount when ordering from Conway Machine, Inc. Be sure to mention it to your account manager the next time you order!
Learn more about the GLGA by visiting their website: www.GLGA.info
Conway Machine, Inc., along with other Arkansas manufacturers, recently sat down with Governor Mike Beebe and his cabinet members to discuss the workforce crisis now occurring in Arkansas and across the U.S. Everyone in attendance expressed the same concern: the lack of a skilled labor force is either prohibiting their company from growing at a faster rate and/or is costing the company significant revenues.
The event was coordinated by the Arkansas State Chamber and Associated Industries of Arkansas. Many good ideas were passed around to suggest solutions to this urgent problem. The biggest take-away was for the manufacturers themselves to become more involved in the local school and show students that manufacturing is a promising, rewarding and lucrative industry to join.
On Sunday, the towns of Mayflower and Vilonia, Arkansas were hit by an EF4 tornado. Unfortunately, some of our Conway Machine family was directly impacted. One employee suffered severe damage to his home. Another lost his home completely. (He also lost his home to a tornado in 2011.) We are very thankful and relieved to report that our employees and their families survived and are in good condition.
The Conway Machine family is pulling together to support our friends in this time of need. If you have any questions about how you can help, please email Rachael ([email protected]).
You can also donate to a local relief fund: http://www.katv.com/link/485805/tornado-relief-form
To get an idea of the damage, here is a news report featuring our Operations Manager. He tells the story of how he and his family survived:
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Thursday evening and Friday, Dec. 6th, our area will be impacted by Winter Storm Cleon. We are expecting a lot of ice that may cause power outages. As a result, many employees will not be reporting to work on Friday, December 6th. Please check with your supervisor to find out if you are expected to report to work.
If you are a customer in need of immediate assistance, please contact Rachael Cox at +001-501-428-0161 or via email at [email protected]
We hope everyone stays safe and warm. We will be back up and running on Monday.
Conway Machine, Inc. has a lot to be thankful for this year. We have had one of our best sales years in a while, and we are on track to do even better next year! We couldn't do it without the loyalty and support of great customers. Thank you for valuing our products and services as much as we value your repeat business. Thanks for supporting a small, family-owned manufacturer.
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Hurry! The deadline to register is August 23, and there only 500 free passes available!
Be sure to come visit us: Conway will be exhibiting at the CPP Expo in Booth #1675.
Give me a call if you have any questions. See you soon!
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The management team at CMI traveled to the Governor's Mansion in Little Rock, AR today to accept the Governor's Award for Excellence in Global Trade presented by Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe. Vice President of Sales Rachael Cox accepted the award and gave a short acceptance speech in which she thanked the Governor along with several State and Federal agencies including the Arkansas World Trade Center, the Small Business Administration, Arkansas Manufacturing Solutions and the U.S. Commercial Service for their work in assisting Conway's growth in exports.
When faced with tough economic times during the Great Recession, Conway Machine doubled down and invested in their sales and marketing efforts, especially internationally. Over the past few years, Conway Machine created new marketing materials in several different languages, increased its international web presence and exhibited at the largest trade show in the Print/Packaging Industry, DRUPA, held in Dusseldorf, Germany every four years.
The hard work paid off! Conway Machine has grown its international sales by 19%, with 2012 being the best sales year in over a decade.
Conway Machine, Inc. recently returned from exhibiting at the Odyssey Expo in Nashville, TN. The Expo is sponsored by IADD-FSEA, of whom Conway is a proud member. The Expo is a great chance to learn more about die cutting and the industry as a whole. There are learning sessions, product demonstrations, and an awards banquet to top it all off.
We enjoyed visiting with current customers and old friends (fellow exhibitors) and are happy to report we made lots of new friends too!
Did you miss our booth? No problem! Give us a call 1-888-697-4747. We are happy to tell you all about our products.
This week, Conway Machine, Inc. employee Ritchie Nelson celebrated 10 years of service and hard work. Management surprised him and the other employees with a BBQ luncheon catered by Whole Hog.
Company President Tony Davis presented Ritchie with a watch to show Conway's appreciation of all his hard work. Ritchie is one of the top machinists at Conway, and we are proud to have him!
President Tony Davis presents Ritchie Nelson with a watch in appreciation of 10 years of service to CMI.