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An Unexpected Requirement: “Become ISO 9001:2015 Certified”

Industrial Nameplate faced a major dilemma when its largest customer, Oshkosh Corp., suddenly required all its suppliers to become ISO 9001:2015 certified. The small Fox Valley manufacturer of industrial signs and labels had to decide whether to invest the time […]

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Changing Company Culture in Order to Succeed

Klement Sausage Co. has been undergoing a significant cultural transformation with continuous improvement and leadership development at its core. “Those are the two keys in any manufacturing environment. Creating that mindset is critical,” Klement Chief Operating Officer Ray Deeter said. […]

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SQF and Lean Practices Can Expand Markets

The intoxicating aroma of popcorn permeates the Valley Popcorn plant in Neenah, where business is booming. At the Fox Valley facility, popcorn is produced throughout the day in small batches in an array of kettles and then packaged for distribution to retailers in […]

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Crave Brothers benefit through being SQF Certified

Production employees at Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese in Waterloo follow meticulous daily cleaning routines throughout the plant to ensure the safety of the cheese that it produces and packages. The routines are part of Crave Brothers’ rigorous food safety program, […]

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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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Solar Power Fuels Energy Savings at Letterhead Press

  Letterhead Press Inc., a New Berlin print finisher and packaging manufacturer, has embraced renewable energy as means of controlling rising energy costs and promoting sustainability. The company has installed a 337-kilowatt array, one of the largest solar fields in […]

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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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Kirsh Foundry Profits from Sustainability

As many foundries struggle to survive or have disappeared altogether, Kirsh Foundry in Beaver Dam is going strong and continues to invest in its operations. Kirsh is a manufacturer of high quality, engineered iron castings ranging in size from mere […]

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