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Our Annual Meeting

Here are the highlights from 2018.

2018 Annual Meeting – “Gets better every year”

 “This year was the most entertaining I have seen, gets better every year!” was just one of many positive comments received from the 2018 WCTI Annual Meeting held on May 4th where more than 200 WCTI members packed the Hilton in Lisle.

A shout out to our 2018 sponsors for this year’s meeting.  WCTI members enjoyed the opportunity to stop by tables and learn more about features and benefits of products and services.

  • DuPage Optical
  • Ergonomic Assist Systems & Equipment
  • Honeywell Safety Products
  • Illinois On-Site
  • Jansco, Inc.
  • Management Association
  • Medical Management Innovations, Inc.
  • Mobilear
  • My Life Saver CPR
  • Optimal Case Management
  • Structural Enginuity
  • Triune Health Group
  • Weldstar
  • Woodlake Medical Management

Members celebrating years of service from 5 to 35 years were recognized at the event.

Special recognition was also given to the 31 WCTI approved agents who play a vital role in the growth and retention of WCTI membership.

Tom Simeone, WCTI Chairperson, reviewed the structure of the WCTI program and provided a refresher on why WCTI is the best option for Illinois manufacturing companies.

Bryan Webster, Stacey Moon and Phil Kretekos provided an update on the claims, loss control and finance committees as well as shared the focus areas for 2018.

There were a variety of break-out sessions for members to choose from at this year’s event.  Exemplary Practice Ideas and Trigger Program Experiences was a big hit.  Members listened as their peers shared exemplary practice ideas they implemented as the result of a mishap that occurred at their facility in 2017.

Suspense filled the room during the presentation, “Three Point Contact & Is this Compensable.”  Members listened and analyzed facts given from real life cases and then had the opportunity to cast their vote as to whether the claim should be compensable or denied.

Mark Lies from Seyfarth Shaw is always a crowd favorite.  This year he educated the members on the basic aspects of OSHA.

Additional break-out sessions were held on Adjustment Bills and Doing Less at Work – Solutions for Strain/Sprain Injuries.

There were 44 members who submitted their OSHA log showing no days away from work and were given a No Lost Time Award.  The Safety Award for Excellence was given to 19 members who completed the year with a loss ratio of less than 10%, an MSAP score of 90 or higher and provided an essay touting their current safety program.

A new award was presented this year for an exemplary practice shared with the WCTI members in 2017.  The winner of this year’s award went to Unity Manufacturing Company for a machine guarding improvement.

ATF, Inc. and Stanley Spring and Stamping Corporation took home the 2017 Chairman’s Award which is the most prestigious award at the meeting.  The Chairman’s Award is presented to one large and small company who has shown exceptional safety performance.  It also recognizes the long-term safety commitment to promoting and providing a safe and healthy work environment.  Congratulations, ATF, Inc. and Stanley Spring and Stamping Corporation!

Thank you for making this year’s meeting a huge success, we look forward to seeing you next year.

Below are a few of the survey comments we’ve received from attendees:


Doing Less at Work – Solutions for Strains/Sprains

“Very informative, lots of solutions”

Exemplary Practice Ideas & Trigger Program Experiences

“Great to hear what is working for others”

Employer and Supervisor Civil and Criminal Liabilities

“Very informative, Mark always gives great presentations”

Administered by CCMSI

2018 Sponsors

Award For Safety Excellence

No Lost Time Safety Award

Aircraft Gear Corporation

Alpha Products, Inc.

ATF, Inc.

Ballco Manufacturing, Inc.

Banner Service Company

Batavia Container, Inc.

Coral Chemical Co.

Diamond Envelope Corporation

Eklind Tool Company

Komax Corporation

Manor Tool and Manufacturing Co.

Metal Impact LLC

Multimetal Products Company

Skyline Design, Inc.

Spartanics, LTD

Standard Rubber Products Company

Stanley Spring and Stamping Corporation

Tek Pak, Inc.

The Marvel Group, Inc.



Admiral Steel LLC

Aircraft Gear Corporation

Alpha Products Inc.

ATF, Inc.

Ballco Manufacturing, Inc.

Banner Service Corp.

Batavia Container

BLH Computers, Inc.

C&L Supreme Mfg. Co.

CLL Engineering, LLC

Chase Products Co.

Cleveland Corporation

Coral Chemical Company

Diamond Envelope Corporation

Flexco Engineered Systems Group LLC

Genesis Automation

Greene Welding & Hardware, Inc.

Harris Steel Company

IMA Automation USA Inc.

Kiene Diesel

Komax Corporation

Logan Graphic Products, Inc










M-1 Tool Works

Manor Tool & Manufacturing Co.

Masters & Alloy LLC

Metal Impact LLC

Micron Metal Finishing, LLC

Multimetal Products Corporation

Phoenix Closures, Inc.

Rock Valley Oil & Chemical Co., Inc.

Savage Bros. Co.

Scientific Metal Treating Co.

Scot Electrical Products

Spartanics LTD

Spectra-Tech, Inc.

Standard Rubber Products Co.

Stanley Spring and Stamping Corporation

Tech-Max Machine, Inc.

Tek Pak, Inc.

The Intec Group, Inc.

Thomas Packaging LLC

TRD Manufacturing, Inc.

USM Recycling

Vogel Tool & Die LLC