The Milwaukee Society of Plastics Engineers will present “The Value of Marketing Your Company Anytime, and Especially in a Down Economy.  Things You Can Do Now to Make a Difference.” Seminar from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19 at the Sheraton Brookfield. Cost is $30 for members, $18 for a guest with a member, and $35 for non members. Speaker will be Martin Pottle, APR, a professional plastics marketer who has helped large and small companies around the globe increase their awareness, new business leads and sales. Pottle has offered to hold a free workshop and/or host a series of free individual marketing analysis meetings for individuals from companies interested in learning more about what they can do on a company-by company business.  He offers these at the Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield (our meeting hotel) any time during the day Friday, February 20 prior to his 4 PM flight back home to Providence, RI.  For details and to set meeting times, contact Section President Vic Baez at 357-7117 or by e-mail at or by contacting Marty direct at or 401-245-8500.

Moraine Park Technical College will hold a free executive overview of its Lean Enterprise Certificate program from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 12 at its campus in West Bend. The certificate series includes programs on the principals and practice of lean manufacturing, effectively implementing a lean program, value stream mapping, employing 5S, planning and implementing a Kaizen event, and use of total productive maintenance. For more information or to register, call 920.924.3449 or e-mail


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