Originally formed in 1956 as a machine shop, Geotech Environmental Equipment has found continued success through a unique combination of flexibility and commitment.
As a result of their partnership with Manufacturer’s Edge, Relius Medical LLC has improved quality systems, procedures, communication, organization, work flow, manufacturing processes and the overall culture and commitment level amongst the management and employees – even through a period of immense transition. Relius Medical LLC sees great things coming down the pike for them and views Manufacturer’s Edge as a key partner who will help them manage their growth into the future.
As the leading provider of innovative concealment solutions, including antenna shrouds and steel antenna mounts, “Hide in Plain Sight”, ConcealFab works with both government contractors and commercial cell providers to expand coverage while simultaneously camouflaging that technology from the public eye.
As a company experiencing a specific period of growth, Unique Litho began to see that their production practices were not as efficient as management would have preferred, but they were uncertain how to address the issues.
In 2005, Seth Cross and Shawn Gibbs were working for a Denver-based machine shop that suddenly went out of business. As Cross and Gibbs weighed their options and debated their next career steps, a nearby facility became available. Sensing a rare—and perhaps serendipitous—opportunity, the two took a leap of faith and went into business for themselves.
Like most companies, Western Forge has weathered some rough patches over the last few years. A depressed economy coupled with rising demand for lower quality, less durable tools manufactured in low-cost countries, have threatened the company’s stability. Western Forge has wisely chosen to face these economic and cultural challenges by staying true to their principles and finding new and innovative ways to weather the storm.
Since 1989, SoundTraxx has been the foremost leader in model railroad electronics. Specializing in realistic, programmable sound and lighting systems for model railroads, SoundTraxx has earned a reputation as the “ones to watch”.
Thanks to their expansion and ingenuity, Custom Microwave has seen exponential growth over the past decade. And, while that growth is exciting and inspires them to continue expanding, CMi also realized that they would eventually need to take a step back, reevaluate, reassess, and establish a firm foundation before any further growth would be possible. As CMi president Clency Lee-Yow says, “a small company can make do with simple processes. As you grow, you need to change –fundamentally.”
Because of the partnership with Manufacturer’s Edge, Oliver Manufacturing was able to streamline processes that accelerated both informational and product flows through the organization. Consequently, Oliver was able to respond more quickly to the changing marketplace and evolving needs of the customers. Oliver Manufacturing reduced lead times and accelerated throughput enabling them to capture an additional $680,000 in revenues this fiscal year while reducing costs by nearly $215,000.
When Paul Kelly was named President and CEO of Research Electro Optics three years ago, he not only brought with him more than 30 years of experience in manufacturing, but also a mission to take REO to the next level of performance and to an age of faster growth. It is not unusual for a company that has been around for more than 40 years to hit a plateau, and as Kelly says, “a company that is flat is a company that is falling behind.”