Manufacturing-Matters-Log

 

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PLATINUM SPONSORS

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Consolidated Construction

Consolidated Construction Co. Inc.

Consolidated Construction Website

You could say Consolidated Construction Co. specializes in design-build construction, general contracting, and construction management. But, we’re most proud of how we build business. Your business.

Our team is comprised of entrepreneurial folks who know that your building project is more than the outcome of your success; it’s the tool that will help you achieve greater success. And, while we’re very good at construction (national award-winning, thank you), we think you deserve a project that delivers a better balance sheet, too.

From interior build-outs to multi-million dollar facilities, our seamless building and construction management process is the most user-friendly in the business. Make one call to us, and you’ve instantly engaged the resources of an entire team, with specialists in funding, architecture, construction, and service. The experts you need are altogether working in synchronicity, equally accountable, interacting daily to ensure a smooth project and a successful outcome.

Our process is lean and results in an insanely low change order rate, a faster construction schedule, better communication, and higher return on investment. It’s not just our tagline; we really can prove it’s best to “Consolidate It. Make 1 Call.”

 

 

 

 

Price Engineering

Price Engineering Website

Price Engineering is determined to solve difficult challenges to advance the engineering design and repair in power, motion and control technology.

When you partner with Price, you get a reliable service provider and integrator, who can also tackle your most complex engineering, design and integration problems.

Through collaboration and innovation, we provide you quick and efficient solutions. Move forward with confidence when you partner with Price. With our spirit of fearless collaboration – we make motion work.

GOLD SPONSORS

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WorkWise

WorkWise Website

WorkWise Software is a leading developer of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software solutions along with comprehensive implementation and support services.

The company’s flagship software products, WorkWise ERP and OnContact CRM are customizable, easy-to-use, and quick to implement. Use of these applications enable users to enhance efficiency by performing their jobs in less time with greater accuracy and improved proficiency.

 

 

 

 

Wisconsin Technical College System

WCTS Website

The Wisconsin Technical College System develops individuals at every stage of their academic and work careers into experts and entrepreneurs who make an immediate, local economic impact.

The System annually delivers thousands of skilled professionals who stay in Wisconsin to pursue careers in the skilled trades, manufacturing, information technology, health care, agriculture, public safety, and business, among many others. They are also premier providers of customized, innovative training solutions for incumbent workers in areas like Lean Six Sigma, sustainability, APICS & Supply Chain, worker safety and more.

Our dynamic employer connections and strong ties to education partners, workforce and economic development experts, and community-based organizations put the technical colleges at the center of economic opportunity in communities throughout Wisconsin.

 

SILVER SPONSORS

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Guardian Business Solutions

GBS Website

Since 1997, Guardian Business Solutions has been working with manufacturing companies to bridge the gap between business processes and technology.

As experienced ERP providers, we specialize in inventory control, scheduling, planning, forecasting, quoting, customer order processing to shipping, costing and everything in-between. Some of our solutions include CloudSuite Industrial (SyteLine), ShopWorX ERP, Mobilize-IT®, system integration, dashboards and most importantly education.

Our team of experts keep you up to date by continuous training. Guardian Business Solutions implements these solutions in metal fabrication, plastics, foundries, capital equipment and food and beverage companies. Our team knows these industries and can speak your language. We take you through your ERP journey with the least amount of disruption to your business. We work with your team to educate them not only on the ERP system but on ways to improve the processes already in place.

We are not for everyone. Our customers are forward looking companies working to leap frog the competition. With our knowledge of manufacturing and technology and their understanding of their strengths, we form a team that sets them apart. It is a great formula and one that has worked for decades.

 

 

 

Imaginasium

Imaginasium Website

Imaginasium is a marketing and communications firm that helps leaders of mid- to large-size manufacturers drive profitable growth and change by creating and aligning superior customer experiences. Our process combines best practices of organizational development, internal communications, marketing strategy, and creative execution.

Our clients typically have complex product and service offerings and are regional-to-national in scope. They have direct and indirect or distributor sales forces and multi-channel distribution. And they’re looking to step up to the next level. Clients often seek our help in the face of growth issues (M&A, new product/market launch, etc.), competitive situations, “tired” marketing efforts, customer experience issues, strategic initiative development and rollout, and culture/alignment challenges. Our services and solutions are designed to support our clients during these times of growth and transition in the two ways they need it most—strategy and execution.

Using an inside-out approach, we work with our clients’ internal teams and leadership to uncover and define their authentic brand story, communicate it internally to create brand champions throughout the organization, and deliver it externally as a fully aligned and engaging customer experience. It’s how we help manufacturers drive culture and draw customers, taking them further, faster.

 

 

 

 

The Alliance

The Alliance Website

The Alliance is a not-for-profit cooperative of employers moving health care forward by controlling costs, improving quality, and engaging individuals in their health. We use our purchasing power to negotiate with and provide access to an extensive network of doctors and hospitals paid to improve quality by performing better not doing more.

 

 

 

 

 

Apache Stainless Equipment

Apache Stainless Equipment Website

Based out of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, Apache Stainless is fortunate to be able to recruit and maintain employees with strong, Midwestern work ethics. This paired with an employee-owned culture empowers employees to create a positive experience for our customers that also affect our company in a positive way.

Apache is located in rural Dodge County having both agricultural and industrial influences. As part of a regional initiative, Apache supports and helps to direct the Manufacturing Business Alliance of greater Dodge County. The group continuously works to promote manufacturing careers with marketing, communication, educational and public events to parents, youth and people looking at what manufacturing can offer.

Since 2006, Apache has been employee stock owned; we became a subsidiary of Dexter Apache Holdings, Inc. This structure transforms into a culture that poses advantages for both customers and employees. Employee – owners are driven to create efficiencies, collaborate and innovate to help customers, because they are directly affected by the successes of the company.

 

 

 

 

 

Living As A Leader

Living As A Leader Website

Living As A Leader—a different kind of leadership development firm.

Using a unique combination of training, coaching and success assurances, Living As A Leader develops people into highly effective, productive leaders. To achieve the results you seek, we employ a steady-progress-over-time approach to leadership development or customized leadership development services to fit any leadership challenge.

 

BRONZE SPONSORS

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Wegner CPA’s

Wegner CPA’s Website

Running a profitable manufacturing or distribution business is not easy. You have to control costs, manage inventory, keep an eye on cash flow and minimize taxes – all while driving sales and keeping up with the latest technology. That’s why you need advisors who understand your business and are always on hand to put their expertise to work for you. At Wegner CPAs, our accomplished manufacturing and supply chain team excels in helping companies increase profits and achieve their goals. We specialize in providing a complete range of accounting, audit, tax and consulting services for manufacturers. You get the advantage of being served by CPAs who have hands-on experience as CFOs and controllers in manufacturing and distribution companies.