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Upcoming Event

Thursday, May 2

You are cordially invited to the

Young Professionals Meeting

co-hosted with the Swiss Club of Chicago

Join us for a free tour of The Plant Chicago
Saturday, June 22, 2019
1400 W. 46th St.
Chicago, IL 60609

From 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
& then lunch at The Plant’s own Whiner Beer Co.
for anyone interested on their own.

Join us for a special tour of The Plant, a once abandoned 93,500 sq. ft. industrial space that now is a larger-than-life working model for closing waste and energy loops with various businesses making The Plant their home.

We’ll see firsthand how The Plant is working to show what truly sustainable food production and economic development looks like by growing and producing food inside a repurposed industrial building. The Plant currently houses over a dozen small businesses, including indoor and outdoor farms, kombucha and beer breweries, a bakery, a cheese distributor, a coffee roaster, and other emerging food producers and distributors all which contribute to The Plant’s closed-loop model of a circular economy.

Their mission is to cultivate local circular economies.
The Plant envisions a future where the shift in production, consumption, and waste is driven at the local level, generating equity and economic opportunity for all residents. Plant Chicago is a non-profit organization established in 2011 by John Edel. His company, Bubbly Dynamics, LLC, is also owner and operator of The Plant, a collaborative community of food businesses in Chicago’s Back of the Yards.

What is a Circular Economy?
In a circular economy, conventional waste streams from one process are repurposed as inputs for another, creating a circular, closed-loop model of material reuse.

What do they do?
The Plant equips people and businesses with the tools to live more sustainably through community-driven, hands-on programs and innovative tech demonstration projects.

Please register by June 17, 2019 here.



We are very proud to announce this Swiss Innovation Award 2018

As part of our initiative we have also launched the SABC Innovation Award. On Dec. 6th, the award was presented for the first time. This award is in recognition of a new product, service or process that created a breakthrough and a meaningful impact in the market or society, has strengthened the Swiss American business relationship and has been launched in the last 3 years.

This year’s winner is:

BIG KAISER Precision Tooling Inc.

For the EWE Fine Boring Heads

EWE fine boring heads feature a digital display to show incremental movement of the cutting edge. They use Bluetooth technology to wirelessly connect to the BIG KAISER app. When used together, application information is combined with data from the boring head to show the expected output from the tool and guide operators to make a diameter correction based on the tolerance and the last measured bore produced by the tool. Color-coded dimensions give operators a visual cue when the tool is back in tolerance and ready to continue production, decreasing the risk of adjustment errors. The range of EWE boring heads has been expanded to include ultra-small diameter boring heads, completing the system for all sizes of tools.
Learn more.

The other finalists were:

For the e-connect Ethernet communications system between CNC machines and Bar Loaders.
More information click here.

HEULE Precision Tools for the BSF Tool, an automated tool for back spotfacing and back couterboring in high volume production:
More information click here.



Browse photos from our past events below.

Young Professionals Meeting at SIGA Cover Inc.
Annual Meeting 2018
Christmas Party 2017
Swiss National Day Reception 2017


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