Fenton-based Interactive Training Systems Finalist for MFG Excellence Award

Fenton’s own Interactive Training Systems (ITS) is receiving statewide recognition as a finalist for the MFG Innovation Excellence Award presented by the Michigan Manufacturers Association (MMA).

The MMA will honor the finalists of the 2022 MFG Excellence Awards during a celebration on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022, in Lansing. Interactive Training Systems will be honored with a nomination for the MFG Innovation Excellence Award due to its dedication and expertise in the industry. The Innovation Excellence Award recognizes a company that has introduced noteworthy innovations to advance the industry. The award showcases a company that not only has brought an innovative concept to market but has developed and maintained a culture focused on engaging the workforce to bring new ideas to life.

The MFG Excellence Awards is the annual statewide celebration of the exceptional contributions that Michigan manufacturers make to their workforce, their communities, the economy, and the industry. The program promotes the inspiring stories of Michigan’s manufacturing industry, the thousands of unique manufacturing companies across the state, the hundreds of thousands of Michiganders employed in the industry and the local communities that support it.

ITS Executive Team
Keller, Amy, and Doug

Interactive Training Systems

What started as an Engineering Company founded in 1968 by John D. McGaffey, was later acquired (30 years ago) by his son Keller McGaffey and re-invented into a technical documentation and training company; offering a wide range of products and services focused primarily on innovative custom solutions for manufacturers. Additionally, ITS’s sister company, Energy Control and Power Lockout (ECPL), supports the manufacturing industry with custom industrial safety signage and training solutions.

This second-generation family owned business has over 250 years of combined experience in the manufacturing industry and has produced over 3,000 technical manuals. Advancing with technology in the manufacturing industry, along with fostering an innovative culture, ITS is always on the cutting edge of documentation and training solutions, including the integration of QR Codes and Augmented Reality.

ITS Leadership consisting of Douglas Maguffee, President and Amy Seymour, Director of Operations, offer their sincere gratitude and appreciation to Ronald Brantley, Stellantis UAW Maintenance Specialist for the nomination. Working together, ITS has been able to develop innovative solutions to Stellantis, bringing technical information instantly to the fingertips of skilled workers working on sophisticated equipment in a highly charged manufacturing environment.

The Four Pillars

Doug and Amy work diligently to ensure ITS’s four pillars are at the heart of everything they do:

As Amy sees it – “At the end of the day, what sets ITS apart is 54 years of consistent leadership, fostering a culture of innovation, continued learning, opportunities, and relationships with our employees and our customers.”

Celebrating its 120th anniversary in 2023, the Michigan Manufacturers Association serves as a unifying champion of an industry that is in constant evolution and growth. We represent the most diverse manufacturing center in perhaps the entire world. And just as we have since the industrial revolution, we will continue to be the cradle of innovation and invention for generations to come, all with a sole purpose of advocating for, supporting, training, and growing the manufacturing industry in Michigan. Learn more about MMA and the 2022 MFG Excellence Awards at mimfg.org.

For more information on Interactive Training Systems check out www.its-na.com or contact Doug Maguffee, President, at 810-714-7630 / dmaguffee@its-na.com to schedule an interview.


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