Amway Plant Tour

October 15-16, 2019 | Ada, MI
Theme: Attracting and Retaining the Next Generation Workforce

Join the Manufacturing Leadership Council at the Amway headquarters campus in Ada, MI for an opportunity to tour our facilities and learn about our “One Team” labor strategy designed to attract and retain the next generation workforce. Amway has 6 manufacturing plants on this site including Nutrition Powders, Nutrition Soft Gels, Cosmetics, Personal Care, Plastics, and Paper Products. Additionally, you will have an opportunity to see how Amway is utilizing an automation strategy to increase productivity and decrease its dependence on low skilled agency labor.


Walk Away With Actionable Insights

Attend this plant tour, which will be followed by a panel and executive roundtable discussion on labor and automation strategy, and walk away with actionable insights, including:

How to transform a traditional manufacturing operation into a high performing team culture

How to build a robust skill development system that:


  • increases employee engagement
  • deepens and broadens technical capability
  • enables a flexible workforce and “flow-to-work”
  • improves labor utilization

A pragmatic, systemic approach to deploying automation in manufacturing operations with:


  • innovative automation to improve cost, quality, and safety results
  • collaborative robots, integrated wearable technology, and self-driving vehicles
  • four phase learning & development program to train support staff
  • decreased dependence on low skilled labor

Space is limited for this tour! Register today to secure your spot.


October 15, 2019

6:00pm Networking Dinner

October 16, 2019

Schedule coming soon! When booking travel, please plan for the event to end around 4:00pm/5:00pm.

Hosted By

Brad Rick
Director, Manufacturing
Manufacturing Leadership Council Member


Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR / KGRR)
Grand Rapids, MI – 11 miles (15 minutes)

Where to Stay:

Hotel: In the process of booking a group hotel block. We will provide you with the hotel and reservation information upon completion.


If you have any questions about this or another upcoming Plant Tour & Executive Roundtable. Please complete the form below or email Alyssa Dixon at ADixon@NAM.ORG

The Manufacturing Leadership Council’s Executive Plant Tour and Roundtable events are made possible by the members for members and guests. Council members participate as part of their annual membership, and non-members may attend for a fee.