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Category Archives: Cost and Efficiency

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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What You Should Consider Before Implementing Electronic Work Instructions at Your Plant

SEPTEMBER 11, 2019 As technology on the shop floor continues to advance, manufacturers are becoming more aware of new software tools and mobile hardware platforms, such as tablets and hands-free smart glasses, that are making a significant impact on the […]

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Principles of Lean Manufacturing – Workshop

Establishing a culture of continuous improvement has many benefits: Quality improves Waste is reduced Employee engagement and retention go up Costs go down Training leaders and employees in the principles and practical tools of Lean Manufacturing through WMEP’s Onsite Workshop […]

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Triton Trailers Treats Growing Pains With Lean Six Sigma

A dramatic boom in sales caused growing pains for Triton Trailers, which saw its manufacturing efficiency plummet as demand for its aluminum and steel trailers jumped. “We were doing our manufacturing process in several parts of the building, wherever we […]

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Toyota Kata: A Lean Strategy for Keeping Up with the Pace of Change

June 12, 2019 By: Brian Lagas “Why are our changeovers taking so long?” If you’ve asked this question on the shop floor, more than likely you were met with blank stares by your employees. Open-ended questions like this are overwhelming, […]

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NIST Study Identifies Chemical Blends as Possible Alternative Refrigerants

May 29, 2019 More than a dozen chemical blends could serve as alternative refrigerants that won’t heat the atmosphere as much as today’s refrigerants do, or catch fire, according to a new computational study by the National Institute of Standards […]

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Fastener Company Overcomes Production Issues through Lean Manufacturing

May 14, 2019 By: West Virginia Manufacturing Extension Partnership (WVMEP) Since their inception in 1959, Level 1 Fasteners, Inc. has continued to produce the highest quality fasteners for the US Navy and its subcontractors.  Level 1 Fasteners, Inc. began in the […]

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