Case Studies

Manufacturing Case Studies

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

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…

Wiscon Products Gains Control of Explosive Sales Growth

Growth & Strategy, Human Capital, Recent Programs, Sustainability, TPI (Transformational Productivity Initiative)

A shift in the type of products it manufactured followed by a period of explosive sales growth created a series of challenges for Wiscon Products Inc. The Racine contract manufacturer, which produces complex CNC components for the hydraulic, aerospace, automotive and…

A Custom Combination of Strategies Meets Skana Aluminum’s Unique Needs

Growth & Strategy, Human Capital

COMPANY PROFILE: From Left to Right: Kris Raeder – CFO, Steve Gallimore – Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Tom Testwuide – President, Chairman & CEO, Dave Hauser – Vice President / COO Founded in 2010, Skana Aluminum Co. produces rolled aluminum…

Becoming an Employer of Choice, MTM Empowers Leadership for Sustainable Company Growth

Human Capital, Operational Excellence

COMPANY PROFILE:  Manitowoc Tool & Manufacturing LLC (MTM) is an industry-leading production, metal stamping, metal fabrication and tool and die business. With 200,000 square feet of temperature-controlled production space, Manitowoc Tool & Manufacturing, located in the city of Manitowoc, offers turnkey…

Cher-Make Sausage Co. Wins with New Strategies to Attract and Retain Employees

Human Capital

Company Profile: Founded by Emil and Regina Chermak in 1928, Cher-Make Sausage Co. serves the branded and private-label industry and produces hot dogs, bratwurst, summer sausage, ring bologna, chicken sausage and smoked sausage. Products made at the company’s plant in…

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