The Benchmarking and Best Practices Conference

The Benchmarking and Best Practices Conference is a no-nonsense business exchange designed to provide profit-impacting information to senior executives in the plastics and rubber manufacturing industry. The goal of this event is to help plastics and rubber companies improve their operations and tactics in order to impact bottom-line profits. Known as the absolute best benchmarks in the industry, these presentations identify and correlate profitability to operational behaviors, market choices, and more. In the past several years, this conference, founded by First Resource, has experienced a 800% attendance increase.

The City of Noblesville

The City of Noblesville, Indiana, hired First Resource to develop networks of business executives and manufacturing leaders. Branded as "Made in Noblesville" these executive engagements began in 2014, and continued into 2015.

First Resource and Purdue MEP have signed on to an extended partnership to bring manufacturing education and resources to the plastics industry in Indiana.



Manufacturers Association for Plastics Processors (MAPP)

Managed by plastics business leaders, MAPP is the only organization that works to provide plastics manufacturers with programs that directly improve their bottom line performance. First Resource President Troy Nix founded MAPP, which has experienced a 75% growth in membership since 2007.

Association for Rubber Products Manufacturers (ARPM)

ARPM provides its members with products and services that are designed to improve their profitability and performance. First Resource was selected as the founding AMC for ARPM. The association is also the industry's international watchdog, monitoring and maintaining hose and belt standards that allow American manufacturers to remain competitive in the international market.

American Mold Builders Association (AMBA)

AMBA is the leading association for American mold builders, and is focused on increasing member profitability and performance through education, networking events, knowledge sharing, cost reduction programs, and benchmarking studies. Since First Resource assumed management of AMBA, the association's annual event has experiences a 300% increase in attendance.

First Resource is also fortunate to partner with some of the nation's strongest brands in providing the best management and consulting services to our clients, including: