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Category Archives: Cost and Efficiency

“Game Changer – Zero Waste and Box Re-Use”

by Lisa Geason-Bauer Many U.S. based corporations along with their global counterparts over the last five to seven years have put programs in place to reduce waste and increase re-use of materials while striving to meet rigorous zero waste business […]

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Meeting Customer Sustainability Expectations

Original equipment manufacturers, distributors and large retailers alike are keeping a watchful eye on the sustainability practices of their suppliers. Supply chain sustainability is becoming an increasingly important factor for small and mid-size manufacturers, said Mark McDermid, senior manufacturing specialist […]

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Industrial Controls Co. Embraces Change to Boost Productivity

By Rich Rovito WMEP Industry Reporter Creating a more productive work environment has been the foundation of a partnership between The Industrial Controls Company Inc. and the Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership that took root 12 years ago. The list of […]

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ATCAM retains and grows business through ISO 9001certification

Faced with an extremely challenging deadline to implement corrective actions or risk losing a major customer, Andres Thermal Coating and Machine Inc. (ATCAM) turned to the Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership for assistance. The challenge for the Little Chute manufacturer began […]

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Jerry Thiltgen receives TWI Job Safety Training Certification

I recently received certification from the TWI Institute as a Job Safety Trainer. Why is that important? In my role as a manufacturing specialist for the Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership, I’m now able to offer additional and important strategic insight […]

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Lindsey Trickey

Manufacturing Specialist [email protected] 920.277.4861 Lindsey brings a strong background in food manufacturing and food safety system implementation to the WMEP. She joined the organization in April 2016 as an associate manufacturing specialist. “I want to work with smaller manufacturers to […]

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Bill Seleen

Manufacturing Specialist [email protected] 920.764.1082 Bill has more than 40 years of experience working in both non-profit and for-profit organizations. His career has exposed him to a wide variety of manufacturing and service operations, from sewing garments for the Defense Logistics […]

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Inside Racine Business – Ideas for Connecting Business, Registration Page

Inside Racine Business – Ideas for Connecting Business Together with the Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership (WMEP), the Racine County Economic Development Corporation and Gateway Technical College put together an inspiring collection of seminars for our business leaders that will assist […]

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Spiros partners with Consolidated Construction and the WMEP to address growth, improve operations

          Spiros Industries is a small manufacturer that has dealt head on with the challenges associated with strong and steady growth. “We are growing every year and we are trying to grow while improving our operations […]

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Aztalan Engineering reduces quoting time by 50% while dramatically improving their hit rate

Management at Aztalan Engineering Inc. knew the Lake Mills manufacturer of high-tolerance precision parts needed a better and quicker quoting process in order to prevent it from losing business. An initial project with the WMEP involved value stream mapping that […]

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