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The Top 10 Moments of ROKLive 2022

Plex Team June 29, 2022

What happens when you put 2,000+ manufacturing-minded people in the same place at the same time? A lot. During the course of ROKLive 2022, we learned, we laughed, we ate, we sang, we got sunburned, we networked, and so much more. Whether you lived it or missed it, let’s look back at takeaways from the week. There are so many highlights that picking favorites is like picking a favorite child (or…

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Setting (and Raising) the Bar with the 2021 Industry Leader Impact Award Winner

Plex Team June 21, 2021

Leadership isn’t about achieving success. It’s about breaking old molds and revising the blueprint to achieve win after win....

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Reinventing Accuracy, Efficiency, and Safety with the 2021 Innovator Impact Award Winner

Plex Team June 14, 2021

Innovators don’t just push the envelope; they push the world forward. Without them, assembly lines wouldn’t exist. Cell phones would still be the size of a brick. And Netflix would still be mailing you DVDs. That’s why we’re celebrating the achievements of the 2021 Product or Technology Innovator Impact Award recipient. This is a company that embodies the smart manufacturing movement while…

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Producing 32 Million COVID Tests with the 2021 Business Operations Transformer Impact Award Winner

Plex Team June 9, 2021

There’s changing the way you operate, and then there’s transforming your business. That can mean different things for different manufacturers, especially when facing the unimaginable circumstances of the last year. The stakes were high. The world was watching. And one company scaled rapidly to jump into the fight against COVID-19....

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PowerPlex 2021 Key Takeaways Part 2: Unlimited Possibilities

Plex Team May 27, 2021

After a jam-packed schedule full of insight, networking, and inspiration, PowerPlex 2021 is officially in the books. It was rewarding to enable so much human connection in a safe way while providing experiences that progress manufacturers’ goals. It’s why we do what we do. We’re already looking forward to next year, but first let’s round out the highlights from the rest of this year’s conference…

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PowerPlex 2021 Key Takeaways Part 1: Smart Manufacturing for All

Plex Team May 26, 2021

The manufacturing conference of the year is off to a phenomenal start! Over 1,600 attendees from around the world enjoyed impactful sessions and were inspired by dynamic speakers during the first full day of PowerPlex. We miss seeing your faces in person, but it was incredible how engaging this year’s virtual setting turned out to be. There’s a lot of information to unpack, so let’s get right…

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Catch Plex Leaders and Special Guests During PowerPlex Main Stage Experiences

Plex Team May 20, 2021

Like headliners at a music festival, our Plex leaders are warmed up and ready to hit the main stage at PowerPlex 2021. They may not bring guitars or #1 songs, but Bill Berutti, Nathan Pieri, and Jerry Foster will bring the manufacturing insights you’ve been waiting for. They’ll each speak to what they’ve seen over the last year and invite other industry experts to the digital stage for…

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Get Inspired by Unstoppable Leaders at PowerPlex 2021

Plex Team May 17, 2021

What does the word unstoppable mean to you? For us at Plex, unstoppable is a way of life. It means breaking barriers. It means hearing the phrase “that’s impossible” and responding with “just watch us.” It means never backing down, no matter the odds....

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The 3 PowerPlex Sessions You Just Can’t Miss

Plex Team May 10, 2021

It’s spring. The birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming, and the premier event for unstoppable manufacturers is about to hit a screen in your home office. PowerPlex is back, which means it’s the time to dive into the latest industry insights, peek into the minds of experts, and uncover the future of manufacturing. But with over 90 sessions, how will you choose which to attend?...

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PowerPlex 2020: Learnings and Insights

Plex Team May 29, 2020

In these trying times, please know that we are…you know what? Is anyone else sick of hearing companies talk about “these trying times”? Every commercial and every social post, it seems, while meant to convey a sense of comfort, is constantly reminding you that we are battling an invisible enemy and is starting to do the opposite. Let’s stop that. We’re not here to talk down to you. In fact, let…

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