Case Studies

Manufacturing Case Studies

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

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…

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

Growth & Strategy, TPI (Transformational Productivity Initiative)

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

Gondola Train Has a Formal Plan to Tap Foreign Markets

Exportech™, Growth & Strategy

COMPANY PROFILE: Pat Walsh, Owner and Chief Financial Officer Gondola Train’s roots date to 1913, starting as a general store before morphing into an Ace Hardware location. As part of being an Ace Hardware dealer, it was recommended that the…

ATACO Steel Products Corp. Strategic Approach Grows Sales

Growth & Strategy

COMPANY PROFILE: Founded in 1946, ATACO Steel Products Corp. produces custom metal products using stamping, laser cutting, welding and related techniques for the lawn and garden, motorcycle, off-highway and related markets. ATACO’s expertise is deep draws, unusual shapes, and close tolerance…

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…

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