Case Studies

Manufacturing Case Studies

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

New Perspectives and Priorities Leads CPV To Increased Value and Growth

Certification & Standards, Growth & Strategy, TPI (Transformational Productivity Initiative)

COMPANY PROFILE: CPV is family owned and operated For more than 40 years, Custom Painted Vehicles Inc. (CPV), located in Franksville, Wisconsin, has been a family owned and operated company that currently employs more than 20 people. CPV produces custom paint…

High percentage of women manufacturers at Industrial Controls Corp. is a result of finding the best-qualified candidates

Human Capital

From left to right are: Rachel Yehle; Holli Sowinski; Tammi Finley; and Nikki Christman Rachel Yehle worked for three years as an intern at Industrial Controls Corp. while she earned an engineering degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She interviewed…

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…

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…

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