Plant Tour at Eclipse (In-person event) SOLD OUT

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This event is currently sold out. To be put on the waitlist, please email Marcella Kates at

Join the MAPP Board, members, and staff for the first in-person plant tour of 2021!

Eclipse Mold, Inc. started helping its customers achieve success as an Injection Mold Builder 45 years ago.  Soon after buying their first tryout machine, they were asked “Can you run that mold for us?” and they haven’t looked back.

Today, Eclipse’s 150 team members serve customers around the world from two IATF certified facilities in Michigan. The Eclipse team works hard to continually improve its processes and creatively take advantage of advancements in the latest equipment and automation. Continuous investments in people and technology have allowed the team members to focus on quality and execution, rather than mundane and repetitive activities.

Working together, team members from Tooling, Molding and Automation collaborate to design a manufacturing plan, build injection molds, staging nests, and end of arm tooling to utilize in the custom injection molding process.  Focusing on fully automated and “automation lite” cells with co-bots are some of the ways Eclipse maintains its competitiveness and most recently mitigates challenges associated with labor shortages. The goal is simple, make good parts on time,  executing is the fun part!

During this tour event, attendees will gather to brainstorm solutions to common challenges, tour the Eclipse Mold facility, and benchmark best practices in continuous improvement, quality, execution, and automation.

Agenda (subject to changes)

8 AM EST: Networking and continental breakfast (At Cambria Suites)

8:30 AM EST: Welcome and Intro to Eclipse

9 AM EST: Networking Best Practices/Challenges Roundtable

10 AM EST:  Leave for Eclipse Tour

12 PM EST: Return to Cambria Suites for lunch (included) and networking

1 PM EST: Takeaways and Next Steps

1:30 PM EST: End

MAPP has industry service providers who generously sponsor plant tour events. In order for attendees from industry service providers to attend the event, their organization must be an event sponsor.

Why Attend?

  • Discover Proven Solutions
    • Eclipse Mold has a long history of innovation - see how they have adapted to be a world-class manufacturer. 

  • Expand Your Thinking and Your Network
    • Through networking opportunities and structured roundtables, attendees have the ability to find new solutions and connections to help improve their operations.

  • Benchmark Company Operations
    • By seeing another business, attendees learn how to improve their own. Touring another facility allows members to benchmark their own organization against others in the same industry
  • Bring New Ideas Back
    • With opportunities to learn from 40 other plastics industry leaders and see new ideas firsthand, attendees will bring new ideas and a fresh perspective back to their organization.

Hotel and Travel


  • The event meeting will take place at the Cambria Hotel Detroit-Shelby Township.
  • A room block for the tour attendees has been secured: link works best from a desktop computer.
  • A second option to make reservations is the toll-free phone number 877-424-6423  or give the hotel a call at 586-473-0200.
  • Please mention Mapp, Inc to receive the discounted group rate. 


The nearest airport is:

  • Detroit Metro Airport (DTW)


This event is currently sold out. To be put on the waitlist, please email Marcella Kates at


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