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Profitable Sustainability Initiative Helps Quality Packaging Grow Sales and Jobs

Profitable Sustainability Initiative Helps Quality Packaging Grow Sales and Jobs In 1985, Larry Wills was a successful sales representative for a distributor of packaging materials. His best customer was having a problem meeting demand for packaging products and services during […]

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Marsh Electronics Surges with Enterprise Business Transformation

Enterprise Business Transformation (EBT) Prepares Marsh Electronics for Post-Recession Growth In early 2009, Marsh Electronics of Milwaukee was feeling the full effects of the recession. Like many distributors and assembly firms, Marsh Electronics went in survival mode – instituting layoffs, […]

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Bock Rethinks its Business and Fires Up Growth

For 77 years, Bock Water Heaters Inc., has thrived as an employee-owned company with plants in Princeton (subsidiary, Tank Technology, Inc.) and Madison and employs 90. Bock has manufactured branded, oil-fired water heaters for homes. “We are the market leader […]

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Strategic Planning Sets Course for Bachhuber

Strategic Business Planning and Lean Reveal Profit Bachhuber Manufacturing Corp., a Mayville company employing 25, is a contract manufacturer and maker of press automation equipment. The Issue They wanted to grow their press business while maintaining the contract side and […]

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Bernsten Reaches New Summit with Strategic Planning

Bernsten International Reaches New Summit At the summit of Mount McKinley, there’s a survey marker made by Berntsen International. Placed there by an 8-man expedition team in June 1989, the brass disk marks the summit’s true elevation, 20,320 feet above […]

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Fox Valley Metal Tech: Lean Achieves 64% Reduction in Cycle Time

Fox Valley Metal Tech Accelerates Turn-Around Time 64% John West, president of Fox Valley Metal Tech, was enthusiastic when his customer, a major defense contractor, asked him to participate in WMEP’s Accelerate program.  Over the past few years, the company […]

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Dutchland Plastics Corporation: Strategic Planning Promotes Growth & Efficiency

Dutchland Plastics Spurs Growth Strategic planning builds a solid foundation for growth Dutchland Plastics Corporation, based in Oostburg, Wisconsin, was established in 1967 and continues today as a family-owned business with 200 employees and revenue of $25 million annually. The […]

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Lakeside Manufacturing Reduces Product Development Time by 33%

Lakeside Develops Winning Ideas More than 60 years ago, Lakeside  Manufacturing, Inc., introduced the first stainless steel cart to the Foodservice Industry. Since that time, Lakeside has taken that expertise and expanded it to include a comprehensive product line that […]

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Gusmer Enterprises: Reduces Setup Time by 70%

A four-day set-up reduction blitz generates lasting benefit Gusmer Enterprises, a third generation family-owned business, operates two manufacturing facilities.  Their Waupaca, Wisconsin plant manufactures filtration products used in the production of beverages and pharmaceuticals. Bill Abraham, plant engineer, was tasked […]

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Design Specialties, Inc: Lean Reduces Inventory by 80%

A strategy for growth focused on diversifying its customer base The employees of Design Specialties, Inc., a Milwaukee-based custom manufacturer of high quality glass fireplace doors, are believers in Lean. Since 2005, each major manufactured component has been the subject […]

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