Cooley Group

Cooley Group Virtual Plant Tour

Wednesday, December 9 | 11:00am to 1:00pm ET
Theme: From Legacy to Smart Tech: Leveraging Data to Make M.0 Decisions

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From Legacy to Smart Tech: Leveraging Data to Make M.0 Decisions

Cooley Group and the Manufacturing Leadership Council invite you on a virtual tour of three of Cooley’s facilities. The virtual tour will take you inside the company’s journey that named them MLC’s High Achiever of the Year for “Industrial Internet of the Things: Transforming Legacy Machinery into Smart Tech.” Over the course of the last five years, this 95-year-old business used their collaborative culture to drive transformation by leveraging cross-functional teams across all levels of the organization, implementing best practices gained through the company’s active participation in the MLC, and knowledge sharing with their global partners.

The tour will showcase how Cooley operates today versus how they used to operate. With complete transparency, the team will address the challenges and success stories that accompanied their journey and give you plenty of time to ask Cooley’s leadership team direct questions about their digital transformation.

In addition to the Industrial Internet of Things High Achiever Award, Cooley won MLC awards for their Collaborative Innovation and Sustainability in Manufacturing in 2020.


Walk Away With Actionable Insights

Attend this plant tour, which will be followed by a panel discussion on leveraging data to make M.0 decisions and walk away with actionable insights, including:

How to mobilize your team to operate collaboratively rather than in silos

How to prioritize investments in M4.0 technologies

How to enable customer-driven process efficiencies

How to train employees to use real-time process monitoring rather than legacy tracking programs

How to build and maintain a culture of health and safety

Cooley Group - Plant
Cooley Group - Plant
Cooley Group - Plant
Cooley Group - Plant
Cooley Group - Plant

For more information, please contact Alyssa Dixon,

Agenda in EDT


December 9, 2020

11:00am to 11:05am – Manufacturing Leadership Council Welcome
11:05am to 11:15am – Cooley Group Welcome & Overview Presentation
11:15am to 12:15pm – Cooley Group Plant Tour
12:15pm to 1:00pm – Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion

David Brousell
, Manufacturing Leadership Council


Dan Dwight, President and Chief Executive Officer, Cooley Group



Daniel Dwight, President & CEO, Cooley Group
(Member, 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

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.