Case Studies

Manufacturing Case Studies

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

Baker Manufacturing uses 5S, Plant Layout and Lean to streamline growth

Operational Excellence

COMPANY PROFILE: Founded in 1873, Baker Manufacturing Co. LLC is located in Evansville, Wisconsin, and consists of three divisions: Baker Casting Division; which pours gray and ductile iron castings; Haight Pump Division, which produces gear pumps; and Baker Water Systems Division, which…

International Thermal Systems Turns up the Heat with Continuous Improvement

Operational Excellence

International Thermal Systems has committed to continuous improvement as a means of outpacing its competition, improving its bottom line and attracting and retaining key talent. As part of this commitment, International Thermal Systems partnered with WMEP Manufacturing Solutions, focused on…

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…

Marsh Electronics reduces lead times, increases volume and realizes additional dramatic results thanks to QRM

Operational Excellence

COMPANY PROFILE: Founded in 1937, Marsh Electronics Inc. is a distributor for many lines of electrical and electronic products. The company also provides value-added solutions using in-house wiring and assembly operations.  Marsh serves various markets, including food and beverage, energy, military,…

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…

Industrial Controls Co. Embraces Change to Boost Productivity

Operational Excellence

Don Lavrenz – Industrial Controls Co. President Creating a more productive work environment has been the foundation of a partnership between The Industrial Controls Company Inc. and the Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership that took root over 18 years ago. The…

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