Case Studies

Manufacturing Case Studies

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

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…

Transformational Productivity creates a custom roadmap that supports both the unique Gorilla Mill identity and enables their goals for growth

Growth & Strategy, Operational Excellence, TPI (Transformational Productivity Initiative)

COMPANY PROFILE: Carbide Grinding Corporation (CGC), also known as Gorilla Mill, is a third-generation, family-owned company based in Waukesha, Wisconsin. They manufacture an award-winning line of high-performance cutting tools, including the nationally recognized Gorilla Mill brand. SITUATION: CGC needed guidance…

Triton Trailers Success With Green Belt Training

Operational Excellence

Continuous Improvement Manager Tony Schellinger COMPANY PROFILE: Assembly in action Founded in 1975 by John Reiser and Bob Peisch as a manufacturer of boatlifts, Triton Trailers expanded into making canopies, farm gates, wood-burning furnaces and miscellaneous job shop work before…

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