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Category Archives: Cost and Efficiency

Managing Productivity

June 12, 2020 By: Ken Voytek I’ve made it my personal crusade to keep a focus on the fundamental importance of productivity to manufacturers, to the MEP Program, to the MEP Centers that do the daily work of helping small manufacturers […]

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New Berlin Plastics Saves cost Along with increasing sales

Profile of New Berlin Plastics: Founded in 1974, New Berlin Plastics is a manufacturer of high-quality, custom injection-molded plastic components. New Berlin Plastics partners with medium and large Original Equipment Manufacturers to provide custom plastic injection-molding services. New Berlin Plastics’ […]

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Partnering with MEP Center: PRiMEX for AS9100D Certification and QMS Improvements

May 8, 2020 By: Puerto Rico Manufacturing Extension (PRiMEX) El-Com Systems Corp is a wholly-owned subsidiary of El-COM Systems Solutions based in California. The local company has been in Puerto Rico since 2016 operating in Caguas. The company is dedicated to manufacturing […]

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Industrial Nameplate Benefits Big from ISO Certification

Profile of Industrial Nameplate, Inc.: Fred Ziegler founded the business in the basement of the family’s home in the early 1960s under the name Thunderbird Industries. After incorporating, the company moved to Appleton in 1980. In 2003, the name of […]

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Lean Innovation: What Manufacturers Can Learn From the Tech Sector’s Appropriation of Lean Thinking

April 30, 2020 By: Brian Lagas When most people think of lean processes, the prevailing attitude is that the goal is to optimize things in a step-by-step approach. The result that companies using lean methods can look forward to is incremental […]

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Evaluating Food Processing Plant Water Use Leads to Increased ROI

April 8, 2020 By: Ohio Manufacturing Extension Partnership JTM is a multi-million dollar, multi-faceted food processing company that was founded in 1960 as a butcher shop named Maas Brothers.  In 1980, the company was renamed to JTM Food Group to reflect the […]

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Golden Artist Colors Uses its Creativity to Improve its Business

March 26, 2020 By: New York Manufacturing Extension Partnership Golden Artist Colors, Inc., or simply GOLDEN, founded in 1980 and based in New Berlin, New York, manufactures paints for the art materials market. The company produces a line of acrylic colors […]

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Continued Support

February 7, 2020 By: University of Tennessee Center for Industrial Services Established in 1958, Micro Craft is one of the nation’s oldest and most respected producers of wind tunnel models, flight demonstrators, and specialized test equipment. Today, Micro Craft is a 100% Employee […]

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Company Goes Lean to Expand Revenue Stream

January 8, 2020 By: New Mexico Manufacturing Extension Partnership Certified Packing & Crating Inc. (CP&C) is a seventeen-year-old company offering specialized packing and crating services, as well as customized product handling and packaging. Two former Intel employees, a husband and wife team, […]

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2020 Manufacturing Matters! Sponsors

    Thank you to our Manufacturing Matters! 2020 Sponsors, you helped make this a great event! We look forward to seeing you again at Manufacturing Matters! 2021!     PLATINUM SPONSORS WEDC Website Economic development is a disciplined public […]

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