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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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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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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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From Skeptic to Proponent – Bel Brands’ Certification Experience

After overcoming initial reluctance, the team at Bel Brands USA in Little Chute turned to food safety certification in its journey to become a world-class operation and soon found the process and the subsequent outcomes to be rewarding. In 2011, […]

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Quick Cable cuts waste and saves money

The Company Quick Cable, based in Franksville, Wisconsin, is a privately-owned company that develops, manufactures, and sells battery and electrical connectors, cable, tools and related products for commercial and industrial equipment.  They are the leader in the North American market […]

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The Wagner Companies – Building a Sustainable Culture – Profitably

Embracing environmental sustainability initiatives has fostered a culture change at The Wagner Companies while boosting its bottom line. “We looked at all aspects of our business and how they pertained to sustainability,” said Mike Skelton, manager of manufacturing services at The […]

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