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Category Archives: Certification and Compliance

The Business Building Benefits of ISO 9001

The ISO 9001 standard is all about common sense in managing small and midsize manufacturers. The standard ensures overall excellence in how the business is run, a highly important factor in the quality of a manufacturer’s products. Written by customers to ensure that their […]

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Food and Beverage Services

The WMEP offers services designed to help Food & Beverage businesses grow and thrive. Complete solutions include Certification and Compliance, Operational Efficiency, Workforce Development, and finding opportunities for Growth. Whatever the challenge or opportunity may be, the WMEP has the […]

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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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BEWARE: Allergens Major Source of Food Product Recalls

Allergens create a variety of challenges and can be very costly for food manufacturers when not properly controlled. Although food recalls tied to illness outbreaks tend to garner the most attention, undeclared allergens in food are a leading cause of product recalls. Over a […]

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Beware – Allergens Major Source of Food Product Recalls

Please click the following link to find out why food allergens are a major source of food product recalls:  WMEP-Allergen-Info-Alert-Dorn

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Andy Bonczkowski

Manufacturing Specialist 903.257.8683 [email protected] Andy comes to WMEP with over 15 years of operations experience in manufacturing.  He has successfully led Lean transformations and Six Sigma project teams throughout his career, bringing positive results in Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost. […]

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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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New OSHA Reporting Rules

12JUN2016 WHITEPAPER ON FED-OSHA INJURY/ILLNESSES REPORTING INTRODUCTION NOTE: This article addresses the FED-OSHA requirements to report (not recordkeeping) injury/illness to FED-OSHA. Since the advent of the present Federal Occupational Safety & Health Administration (FED-OSHA) management there have been increasing strides […]

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Lindsey Trickey

Food Processing 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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