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CNA and FMA Kick-Off New Breakfast Series


CHICAGO, Sept. 15 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, September 9th CNA and the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl. (FMA) collaborated to host the inaugural "CNA Breakfast Series" at the Mazak Optonics facility in Elgin, IL. During the program, manufacturers learned how to increase efficiency in their plant by having a better understanding of the impact that the economy, ergonomics, and operational excellence have on their bottom line.

CNA's Brian Roberts discusses how understanding motion in the workplace can lead to increased profitability at the CNA/FMA Breakfast Series at the Mazak Optonics facility in Elgin, IL.

"As the endorsed business insurance carrier, CNA is always looking for ways to work with FMA to provide educational opportunities for manufacturers and this new breakfast series is a great example," said Franklin Maccotan, Director and Industry Leader, Manufacturing, CNA.

Key highlights from the program included:

  • Discussion on how understanding motion in the workplace can lead to increased profitability. 
  • How current economic conditions are affecting the metal fabrication industry and manufacturing as a whole.
  • Discussion on how manufacturers can improve business value by incorporating operational excellence.

The program was concluded with a plant tour of a local Chicago manufacturer; A.J. Antunes & Co. with personal examples on how they have utilized lessons they have learned to become a more efficient company.

For more information on the CNA's Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Business Insurance Program, please visit

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