Case Studies

Manufacturing Case Studies

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

Eillien’s Candies Successfully Redeploys Labor Based On WMEP Automation Assessment

Automation & Technology, Human Capital

COMPANY PROFILE: Established in 1959, Eillien’s Candies provides high quality packaging of candies, nuts and snacks. Located in Green Bay, Wisconsin, the family-owned company packages a wide assortment of items for both private-brand customers and its own line of Eillien’s…

From Supply Chain to Recruitment, Sustainability Empowers Birchwood Foods

Human Capital, Sustainability

Company Profile:  Kenosha, Wisconsin-based Birchwood Foods started in 1936 as a small meat packing business. The company, which operates four manufacturing facilities in three states, is a processor of made-to-order fresh and frozen ground beef products and fully cooked proteins for retail…

Cher-Make Sausage Co. Successfully Tackles Quality Standards in Narrow Production Window

Human Capital, Operational Excellence

COMPANY PROFILE: For three generations Cher-Make Sausage Co. in Manitowoc has kept true to a tradition of more than 90 years of authentic sausage making. This commitment has served both its customers and employees well, allowing the company to expand physically and…

Managing Growth & Expansion Through Leadership Development

Human Capital, Operational Excellence

COMPANY PROFILE Sussex IM started in 1977 as Sussex Plastics Inc. when founded by Lorand Spyers-Duran, a Hungarian immigrant. Today, the custom injection molder and integrated manufacturer has more than 500 employees between two plants in the village of Sussex…

High percentage of women manufacturers at Industrial Controls Corp. is a result of finding the best-qualified candidates

Human Capital

From left to right are: Rachel Yehle; Holli Sowinski; Tammi Finley; and Nikki Christman Rachel Yehle worked for three years as an intern at Industrial Controls Corp. while she earned an engineering degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She interviewed…

Growing Pains from Exponential Growth Leads to a Holistic Approach to Improve Productivity

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

Wiscon Products’ CEO Torben Christensen and WMEP’s Stephen Smiley COMPANY PROFILE: Founded in 1945, Wiscon Products is a third generation, family-owned machine shop, that provides advanced CNC lathe precision turned parts from bar stock. The company’s expertise is in highly…

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