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Category Archives: Growth

Understanding Business Drivers when Positioning For Growth

Profile of Fiberglass Solutions: Fiberglass Solutions is a small, private manufacturer located in Green Bay. Established in 1974, Fiberglass Solutions produces and services custom fiberglass reinforced plastic products used in two major market segments. Throughout its history, the company has […]

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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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CMTC Supports Thriving Family Business for Innovation and Growth

March 11, 2020 By: California Manufacturing Technology Consulting Esperanza’s Tortilleria is a manufacturer of tortillas, tostadas and corn chips. The family business started in 1962 and since then, the founders successfully created a thriving business that has served their local community, raised […]

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Driving Business Success Through Data, Analytics and Business Intelligence

By Rich Rovito Today, manufacturers have unprecedented availability of data due to the growing use of computerized equipment, shop-floor control software and business systems. This offers manufacturers significant opportunities to make intelligent, data-driven decisions for gaining competitive advantages. “Yet, most […]

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Transformational Productivity Initiative Assessments – Value & Insights Gained

By Rich Rovito The Transformational Productivity Initiative is designed to help manufacturers systematically address lagging productivity, a declining workforce,adoption of automation, and digital technology. A key first step in the TPI journey is the initial assessment, which helps organizations create […]

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Family-Owned Business Serves Up High-Quality, Wholesome Food Across the Rocky Mountain Region for More Than 45 Years

January 24, 2020 By: Manufacturer’s Edge Ready Foods is not a household name in Colorado. However, after 47 years of selling soups and sauces into restaurants, supermarkets and other food service outlets, you have probably eaten their food on multiple occasions. Ready […]

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ExporTech Program Provides Pivotal Edge Tools Needed For Export Success

January 21, 2020 By: Impact Dakota Pivotal Edge, Inc. is a family-owned company founded in 2006 with annual sales of $3,500,000. Today they have four employees manufacturing the Pivotal Edge Cover, which fits onto the manholes on top of tank trailers. The covers […]

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NIST Publishes 2018 Department of Commerce Laboratories Technology Transfer Report

December 31, 2019 The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued the U.S. Department of Commerce’s (DOC) 2018 Annual Report on Technology Transfer. The report describes the outcomes of transfer efforts from DOC’s three research laboratories — NIST, the […]

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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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Leveraging Your Data As a Foundation for Manufacturing ROI

Data and analysis don’t have to be complicated to yield bottom-line benefits Author: Janelle Farkas November 12th, 2019 According to the International Institute for Analytics, businesses that use data will gain $430 billion in productivity benefits over competitors who aren’t using data […]

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