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We’re thrilled to announce that at this year’s PowerPlex, we were named Plex Service Partner Impact Award of 2019! Thank you to all our great clients, and for the folks at Plex for recognizing us!! Most of all, THANK YOU to all our wonderful clients who let us do what we love to do every day, and that is make an impact at your company by helping you leverage the power of Plex to make your company leaner, stronger, more productive and more profitable. We appreciate your faith and confidence and look forward to continuing to work with you!

Join us at PowerPlex this year, in Detroit May 10-13. We’ll be giving away four Google Home Mini’s, stop by our booth and enter our daily raffle. We’re proud to announce that we are doing seven presentations this year! Hope to see you at one of our presentations.

  • Job Actual Costing Implementation, Zack Farley and Chris Dodson from GL Precision Tube, Tuesday at 1:30 PM
  • Using Variable BOMs in Engineering, Production, Planning, and Costing Patti Nowak and Joe Baini from Dart Aerospace, Tuesday at 3:30 PM
  • International Shipping and Consignment - The Complete How To, Kevin Poppe and Veronica Meyer from Steel Warehouse, Wednesday at 11:40 AM
  • Part Revision Changes: Real Life Example of Managing Frequent Change Requirements, Patti Nowak, Wednesday at 11:40 AM
  • Human Resources – Phase II – Enable what you own, on your own Mandy Lindamood and Debra Griffin from Steel Warehouse, Wednesday at 3:45 PM
  • Best Practices for Scheduling Jobs, Patti Nowak, Thursday at 9:00 AM
  • Capacity Planning for Labor and Workcenters - Infinite Planning Engine, Patti Nowak, Thursday, at 11:00 AM

PowerPlex 2019 Agenda

April 2019

Congratulations to Dart Aerospace on your recent Plex Go Live in your Amsterdam facility! Gefeliciteerd!  Great to be there during the height of tulip season…!

March 2019

Congratulations Steel Warehouse Ohio Profiling Division on your Plex Go Live!

January 2019

Welcome to the Control+M team. Mandy Lindamood!   Mandy comes to us with many years of experience in Plex, and great depth in both accounting and costing. Thanks for joining us Mandy!

January 2019

Local Wisconsin TV personality John McGivern has showcased two of our customers in his videos. Congratulations to our clients for being such a big part of your community!

Check out his show in Plymouth WI showcasing Plymouth Foam:

PF website:

And his show in Jefferson WI showcasing Basin Precision Machining

Basin website:

November 2018

Congratulations Brunk AJP on your Plex Go Live!

October 2018

Congratulations Steel Warehouse International Division on your Plex Go Live!

May 2018

PowerPlex 2018

Come see us at the Solution Expo at #PowerPlex!

We will be presenting this year on Job Actual Costing. Thank you to Michael Bean at EOT for co-presenting with Zack Farley, to share your story with the Plex community. We look forward to showing the Plex Community how easy it can be to quickly deploy this construct and how fast your company can be more effective in seeing and analyzing your true costs of manufacturing.

March 2018

Congrats to Kevin Poppe, Patti Nowak and Colin Nowak for becoming officially certified as Plex Accredited Implementation Specialists!

February 2018

Welcome to the Plex community, SW International!  Happy to have been a part of your go live.

September 2017

Congratulations to the folks at Engel Tool and Forge for their go live! We appreciate the opportunity to be a part of your team

July 2017

Congrats to the Kenosha Metal Products on bringing your facility live on Plex! We are proud to have been a part of your implementation.

April 2017

Congratulations to Plymouth Foam in Plymouth WI on their successful go live on Plex in their WI, OH and MN facilities! Thanks for letting the Control+M team guide you on your Plex journey...

PowerPlex 2017

Come see us at the Solution Expo at #PowerPlex!

We will be doing multiple presentations this year.

Colin Nowak from Control+M and Veronica Meyer from Principal Manufacturing will be presenting "Tooling Module - a Real Life Implementation" covering both simple and complex Tooling configurations in real life client situations. Click here for more details.

Patti Nowak has been selected to be a panelist in the Women in Manufacturing and Technology session on Wednesday afternoon. This is a great forum for women to share experiences, network and build lasting relationships with peers. Click here for more details.

Colin will be co-presenting with Kevin Clinton of Steel Warehouse on the Plex Finite Scheduler, going over why it is critical to review your finite scheduler and tune it up periodically. If you are a user of the Finite System, or even considering purchasing the finite scheduler, this will be a great way to learn more about it. Click here for more details.

Join Patti Tuesday May 9 from 12:30 – 1:00 pm for a live demo on Understanding Real Manufacturing Costs in a Standard Cost Environment in the Plex Experience Lab. Patti will be demo’ing the reports and cost records that will show actual material, labor and overhead costs as compared to standard. After the demo we’ll be happy to entertain any questions you may have about setting this up in your PCN. No need to register.

February 2017

Congratulations to MEA in Chicago for their go live on Plex!

February 2017

Welcome Mr. Zack Farley, CPA to our team! Zack comes to us with years of advanced Costing and Accounting experience. We are thrilled to have Zack aboard and are excited about all the clients we can help with his assistance. Thanks for joining us Zack!

January 2017

Welcome Mr. Keith Krans to the Control+M team! Keith joins us from Plex and brings a great deal of Plex experience and we are so pleased that he has joined us!

November 2016

Patti presented the Plex Sales/CRM module offerings to the CA User Group in the Plex Irvine office. Patti, Colin and Bruce worked along with Joyce Luchetti and Becky Veryser to hold their first meeting and organize the building of their group. What a great opportunity to get the west coast folks a chance to network and to learn more about Plex.

October 2016

Kevin presented an Overview of Workflow Concepts and led a hands-on workshop with User Group attendees building & testing stand-alone workflows at the WI-IL User Group meeting October 6 at Ultra Tool & Manufacturing, Inc.

April 2016

Patti presented Maximum Material Utilization at PowerPlex, reviewing how she worked with Kevin Clinton, CIO at Steel Warehouse to design a configuration for steel profiling, nest software integration and Control Panel simplicity. Thank you to all who attended - we appreciate your great reviews and comments. See the Plex community or contact Patti to review the presentation.

Check out Jake Miller from our client Seven Marine, wearing the latest Control+M clothing! Jake, you make a great model!!

  • Testimonials

    "Our company self-implemented Plex. Over the next two years, we stumbled through attempting to configure the system without a clear understanding of the overall picture. Nothing really worked right and we had work-arounds stacked on top of work-arounds."

    Kurt, Sr Manager, IT Applications
  • Testimonials

    "I can wholeheartedly recommend Control+M Solutions as the company to go to for Plex pre and post implementation advice and help. "

    Veronica, IT Manager and Plex Champion
  • Testimonials

    "From the day Patti arrived she proved herself to be agile and quick. She adapted well to our challenging environment and quickly understood the intricacies of the business and how to navigate the people."

    Kevin, VP & CIO
  • Testimonials

    "When you are in a pickle, call Control – M. Patti’s team is quick to respond, thorough in analysis, and effective in designing and implementing solutions."

    Zack, CFO

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