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Category Archives: Growth

A need for expansion leads to increased flow, response times and reduction of non-value-added activities along with a plan for future growth.

Company Profile: Founded in 1970, US Aluminum is a privately held manufacturer of rain gutter accessories and leaf protection products. The company manufactures hangers, gutter guards, fasteners, outlets, end caps and sealants. US Aluminum employs about 45 people at its […]

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Gondola Train Has a Formal Plan to Tap Foreign Markets

Profile of Gondola Train: Gondola Train’s roots date to 1913, starting as a general store before morphing into an Ace Hardware location. As part of being an Ace Hardware dealer, it was recommended that the store move its shelving every […]

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Pivot2Revenue Assessment (P2R)

Pivoting is about finding a different way to generate revenue from your products/services. Using the same product or service to solve a different problem for the same customers (Customer Pivot). Using the same product or service to solve a similar […]

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Getting Back to Business

          Second Quarter 2020 was certainly challenging for many. Manufacturers are positioning themselves to the make the most of the coming recovery. From our manufacturer pulse surveys and hundreds of conversations with manufacturers, we believe we […]

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Unprecedented Challenges Demand Unique Strategies for Manufacturers

A deep recession combined with a lengthy coronavirus pandemic has caused considerable concern for Wisconsin’s small and mid-size manufacturers. Despite the unprecedented challenges, there are strategies manufacturers can take now to lead them out of the economic downturn. Long term […]

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ATACO Steel Products Corp. strategic approach grows sales

Profile of ATACO Steel Products Corp.: Founded in 1946, ATACO Steel Products Corp. produces custom metal products using stamping, laser cutting, welding and related techniques for the lawn and garden, motorcycle, off-highway and related markets. ATACO’s expertise is deep draws, […]

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New Perspectives and Priorities Leads CPV To Increased Value and Growth

Profile of Custom Painted Vehicles (CPV): For more than 40 years, Custom Painted Vehicles Inc. (CPV), located in Franksville, Wisconsin, has been a family owned and operated company that currently employs more than 20 people. CPV produces custom paint finishes […]

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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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AS9100 and ISO9001 Certifications Provide a Competitive Edge

June 4, 2020 By: Ohio Manufacturing Extension Partnership Gem City Metal Technologies, a subsidiary of Dynamic Aerospace and Defense, is recognized as a leader in close tolerance hand spinning, a metalworking process by which a disc or tube of metal is […]

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Triton Trailers Success With Green Belt Training

Profile of Triton Trailers: Founded in 1975 by John Reiser and Bob Peisch as a manufacturer of boatlifts, Triton Trailers expanded into making canopies, farm gates, wood-burning furnaces and miscellaneous job shop work before shifting its focus to high-quality aluminum […]

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