Case Studies

Manufacturing Case Studies

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

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…

Go Fast Manufacturing uses a Profit Risk Assessment and reveals a vital role for growth

Automation & Technology

COMPANY PROFILE: Go Fast Manufacturing was founded in 1993 in New London, Wisconsin. The company manufactures an internationally respected pallet and sawmill machinery line and has a reputation for quality, durability and innovation. SITUATION: Go Fast has experienced exceptional growth…

Developing a greenhouse gas footprint helps build sustainability success


Company Profile:  4imprint is a direct marketer of promotional products which serves customers in North America, the UK, and Ireland. Sustainability is a natural fit within their culture and who they are as a company—they seek to do what is…

Unlimited Services successfully meets DoD cybersecurity requirements (and more) with help of WMEP Manufacturing Solutions


Situation Unlimited Services provides custom wire harnesses to Oshkosh Defense for their military vehicles. As part of the contract requirements, Unlimited needed to meet strict cybersecurity requirements for protecting Department of Defense Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI). In order to meet…

Adding Intelligence to Existing Machinery Integrated with an IT-OT Plan Drives Solutions at Leader Paper

Automation & Technology

COMPANY PROFILE: Located in Milwaukee and founded in 1893, Leader Paper Products is a leading supplier of envelopes. They can convert a variety of proprietary and specialty papers and stock over 100 paper grades from paper mills throughout the world.  SITUATION:…

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