Case Studies

Manufacturing Case Studies

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

Rolled Threads Unlimited Streamlines with Lean Kaizen

Operational Excellence

Jim Ladky, President and John Radi, Shipping and Receiving Manager COMPANY PROFILE: Founded in 1985, Rolled Threads produces fully threaded bar, custom machined parts, fully threaded and double ended studs, bolts, lead screws and specialty fasteners at its plant in…

A need for expansion leads to increased flow, response times and reduction of non-value-added activities along with a plan for future growth for U.S. Aluminum.

Growth & Strategy, Operational Excellence

Company Profile: Founded in 1970, US Aluminum is a privately held manufacturer of rain gutter accessories and leaf protection products. The company manufactures hangers, gutter guards, fasteners, outlets, end caps and sealants. US Aluminum employs about 45 people at its plants in…

Two Phase Plant Layout Project Leads to Major Impacts for M-B Companies

Operational Excellence

COMPANY PROFILE: Switzerland-based Aebi Schmidt Group, a manufacturer of municipal and agriculture machinery, acquired M-B Companies in 2017. M-B Companies is a manufacturer of airport runway maintenance equipment, pavement striping equipment, various size truck, tractor and loader attachment equipment, and replacement brushes. M-B…

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…

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…

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