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

6:00 pm Networking Dinner

October 16, 2019

6:45 am Networking Breakfast
7:40 am Travel to Amway Plant
8:00 am Executive Welcome and Overview Presentations
9:45 am Plant Tour
12:00 pm Networking Lunch
12:45 pm Panel Discussion
2:15 pm Networking Break
2:45 pm Roundtable Discussions
4:00 pm Travel Back to Hotel

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
Group Hotel: Courtyard Grand Rapids Downtown
Discounted room rate: $179

Book by: Tuesday, October 1, 2019 (in order to secure this rate and availability)

To make your reservations online, please click here, select “Attendee” as your “Guest Type”, and continue to book your room.

To make your reservations by phone, call (616) 242-6000 and reference the Manufacturing Leadership Council.


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.