Case Studies

Manufacturing Case Studies

See firsthand examples of how WMEP’s consulting has helped organizations throughout Wisconsin.

Revitalizing Efficiency: Identifying Automation Solutions That Will Help Transform Badger Mining Corporation’s Production Landscape

Automation & Technology

Company Profile:  Established in 1949, Badger Mining Corporation (BMC) operates three sand mines with two locations in Wisconsin. The company employs about 200 associates. Their sand products range from Foundry, which includes sand for 3D Printing, Oil & Gas, and…

How Team Industries Transformed Their Painting Facility with Innovative IT-OT Solutions

Automation & Technology

Company Profile:  Founded in 1987, Team Industries, Inc. stands as a prominent pipe fabricator providing high quality pipe fabrication, code & non-code tanks and vessels, as well as a line of positioners and grippers. The company’s services include engineering, fabrication,…

Palmer Hamilton: Overcoming Workforce Challenges and Doubling Growth Through Strategic Partnerships

Growth & Strategy, Talent & Culture, TPI (Transformational Productivity Initiative)

COMPANY PROFILE: Palmer Hamilton, established in 1880, began its journey into education furniture in 1965. Since then, it has grown into a company that offers comprehensive services, creating innovative designs and furnishing solutions for various markets like K-12, higher education,…

An Unexpected Requirement: “Become ISO 9001:2015 Certified”

Certification & Standards

Industrial Nameplate (now Stryker) faced a major dilemma when its largest customer, Oshkosh Corp., suddenly required all its suppliers to become ISO 9001:2015 certified. The small Fox Valley manufacturer of industrial signs and labels had to decide whether to invest…

Boyd Allenton’s comprehensive energy analysis leads to a massive rebate and future savings


COMPANY PROFILE: Boyd Allenton (Boyd) is an Allenton, Wisconsin-based company, that’s produced aluminum die-cast products since 1973 (originally under the Aavid Allcast name). The company has over $21 million in annual revenues and employs more than 120 people in full-time…

Componex Uses Standard Work Instructions to Gear Toward Greater Productivity

Talent & Culture

Componex, which operates a facility in Edgerton, Wisconsin, is a division of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma-based Maxcess International. Componex manufactures precision, aluminum idler rollers that have extremely low rotational inertia. Its products include WINertia idlers, which feature free spinning, low inertia…

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