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Category Archives: Growth

NSF Releases New Statistics on Business Innovation

Business innovation statistics

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Stop Competing – Start Innovating

By Daniel Burrus, CEO of Burrus Research Contrary to popular belief, competing with other companies is counterproductive. No matter what your angle for competing – whether you’re competing on price, service, quality, time, design, or anything else – the unfortunate […]

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Fox Valley Metal Tech: Lean Achieves 64% Reduction in Cycle Time

Fox Valley Metal Tech Accelerates Turn-Around Time 64% John West, president of Fox Valley Metal Tech, was enthusiastic when his customer, a major defense contractor, asked him to participate in WMEP’s Accelerate program.  Over the past few years, the company […]

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HMA Fire Apparatus: 3P leads to triple-digit growth

Using 3P for Product Development Results in PROFIT Sound business advice from WMEP and a commitment to Lean result in rapid growth for HMA Fire Apparatus In 2006, Rory Groonwald, Chief Engineer & Manufacturing Operations Manager for HMA Fire (a […]

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Alpha Source, Inc.: Training Increased Sales 20%

Strong customer focus and empowered employees produce strong results Norine Carlson-Weber has always had a passion for excellence. After being laid off in 1986, she decided to take matters into her own hands and started her own company, Alpha Source, […]

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Harvard Corporation: Exports & Lean Lead to Growth

Company is positioned to grow through exporting and serving customers with sustainability goals Founded in 1973, Harvard Corporation is a privately-owned manufacturer of filters and filtration systems based in Evansville.  Its proprietary state-of-the-art filters are designed to clean fluids, such […]

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  Quality Packaging Inc. (QPI) was at a crossroads a few years ago when a key customer faced the loss of a critical consumer products account because QPI didn’t offer an environmentally friendly retail package. QPI’s president Ken Wills drew […]

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