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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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Marsh Electronics Surges with Enterprise Business Transformation

Enterprise Business Transformation (EBT) Prepares Marsh Electronics for Post-Recession Growth In early 2009, Marsh Electronics of Milwaukee was feeling the full effects of the recession. Like many distributors and assembly firms, Marsh Electronics went in survival mode – instituting layoffs, […]

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Leadership development crucial to success

Manufacturers cite three drivers of business success in the “People & Profitability Survey” Today’s manufacturing leaders face a myriad of challenges.  Customers, competitors and markets are changing faster than ever.  Sustainability is moving from a social movement to a business […]

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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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Lakeside Manufacturing Reduces Product Development Time by 33%

Lakeside Develops Winning Ideas More than 60 years ago, Lakeside  Manufacturing, Inc., introduced the first stainless steel cart to the Foodservice Industry. Since that time, Lakeside has taken that expertise and expanded it to include a comprehensive product line that […]

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Design Specialties, Inc: Lean Reduces Inventory by 80%

A strategy for growth focused on diversifying its customer base The employees of Design Specialties, Inc., a Milwaukee-based custom manufacturer of high quality glass fireplace doors, are believers in Lean. Since 2005, each major manufactured component has been the subject […]

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DeCrane Aircraft Seating Company: Lean Culture Reduces Inventory by $3.5 M

Lean Culture increases revenue by strengthening bonds with customers and suppliers A telephone sitting on a desk tucked away in a corner on the shop floor – it’s probably one of the most common and innocuous sights in any manufacturing […]

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Dalco Metals: Lean Office Cuts Processing Time 50%

Sustaining the Lean journey produces strong results Since 1973, family owned Dalco Metals of Walworth has been a premier supplier of flat-rolled steel-processing services to manufacturers throughout the Midwest. John Ring, executive vice president of Dalco, credits this long-term success […]

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