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February 7, 2020 By: University of Tennessee Center for Industrial Services Established in 1958, Micro Craft is one of the nation’s oldest and most respected producers of wind tunnel models, flight demonstrators, and specialized test equipment. Today, Micro Craft is a 100% Employee […]

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Advent Design: How Strategic Planning Led to Increased Sales, Jobs and Savings

January 30, 2020 By: Pennsylvania Manufacturing Extension Partnership Advent Design Corporation is an ISO 9001-certified, award-winning company that provides businesses with custom engineering solutions. Located in the Historic Mill of Bristol, PA, Advent provides an array of services aimed at helping U.S. […]

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A Common Question Leads to Exceptional Results

A simple question on a lengthy annual form from one of its largest customers served as a catalyst for Omni Capital Corporation to seek ISO certification. “Every year we have to fill out a questionnaire and one of the questions […]

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Triton Trailers Treats Growing Pains With Lean Six Sigma

A dramatic boom in sales caused growing pains for Triton Trailers, which saw its manufacturing efficiency plummet as demand for its aluminum and steel trailers jumped. “We were doing our manufacturing process in several parts of the building, wherever we […]

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Sussex IM Turns to Training Within Industry to Help Manage Manufacturing Growth

Sussex IM has experienced steady growth propelled by manufacturing products for some of the country’s most recognizable companies and brands. With its workforce expanding to more than 500 employees between two plants in the village of Sussex in Waukesha County, […]

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Gondola Train: a formal plan to tap foreign markets

Global Strategies for Growth: The Strategic Export Process Gondola Train, a manufacturer and distributor of shelf moving systems, has successfully grown its business by focusing almost exclusively on customers in the United States. Download the PDF of this case study […]

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International Thermal Systems

Turning up the Heat: A commitment to continuous improvement 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 […]

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An Unexpected Requirement: “Become ISO 9001:2015 Certified”

Industrial Nameplate faced a major dilemma when its largest customer, Oshkosh Corp., suddenly required all its suppliers to become ISO 9001:2015 certified. The small Fox Valley manufacturer of industrial signs and labels had to decide whether to invest the time […]

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Changing Company Culture in Order to Succeed

Klement Sausage Co. has been undergoing a significant cultural transformation with continuous improvement and leadership development at its core. “Those are the two keys in any manufacturing environment. Creating that mindset is critical,” Klement Chief Operating Officer Ray Deeter said. […]

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SQF and Lean Practices Can Expand Markets

The intoxicating aroma of popcorn permeates the Valley Popcorn plant in Neenah, where business is booming. At the Fox Valley facility, popcorn is produced throughout the day in small batches in an array of kettles and then packaged for distribution to retailers in […]

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