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What you don’t know CAN hurt your business

Why knowing and following trends is essential to running your business By Debra Oakes, WMEP Director of Marketing The recent Wisconsin Economic Future Study cites innovation as an area of critical importance for Wisconsin manufacturers, since innovation translates into strong, sustainable […]

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TLX Technologies: Moving Fast to Capture Market Share

TLX Technologies, LLC got its start in 1996 out of the dining room of the house of Neil Karolek, the company’s president and founder. Nearly 17 years later, the Pewaukee manufacturer of customized electro-mechanical solenoid products has grown to have […]

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Finding success in markets outside the United States

by Rich Rovito, WMEP Industry Reporter Exporting can provide a means of boosting sales and profits for small and mid-size manufacturers in Wisconsin looking to take advantage of explosive growth in other parts of the world. But competing successfully in […]

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WEDC Announces that Phase III of the Profitable Sustainability Initiative has Openings  for 32 Additional Companies

PSI Pilot Program Already Has Demonstrated Substantial ROI for Manufacturers, State of Wisconsin MADISON–An innovative program to promote sustainable manufacturing in Wisconsin has availability for 32 additional manufacturers. The Profitable Sustainability Initiative, managed by the Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership (WMEP) […]

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Exporting- the key to business expansion

Manufacturing leaders say it’s a mistake to ignore the global market By Rich Rovito, WMEP industry reporter Explosive economic growth in other parts of the world has presented an opportunity for Wisconsin manufacturers to boost their revenue and take advantage […]

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J&R Machine China-Proofs its Business

Intense competition from manufacturers in China nearly drove J&R Machine Inc. out of business, but company ownership and management realized in the nick of time that somewhat drastic changes needed to be made in order to save the company. Founded […]

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GenMet Creates a Culture of Success

GenMet Corp., a Mequon custom metal fabricator, first turned to the Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership nearly a decade ago to allow it to better compete in an increasingly global environment. “Manufacturing became globally competitive,” GenMet President Mary Isbister said. “We had […]

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Klondike packs savings into its operations

The Company Klondike Cheese has been producing award-winning cheese at the same location in Monroe since the late 1800’s. The family-owned company employs 80 people and is a major area employer. The Buholzer family is focused on sustainability for financial […]

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Lanair focus on marketing, employee culture pays big dividends

Lanair focus on marketing and employee culture pays big dividends In October of 2009 when Barry Brandt purchased the family-owned and operated Lanair Products, LLC of Janesville, he knew he had a winner.  The popularity of the company’s waste oil […]

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Profitable Sustainability Initiative Helps Quality Packaging Grow Sales and Jobs

Profitable Sustainability Initiative Helps Quality Packaging Grow Sales and Jobs In 1985, Larry Wills was a successful sales representative for a distributor of packaging materials. His best customer was having a problem meeting demand for packaging products and services during […]

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