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    Apollo Metals

    Due to customer complaints on the stretch wrapping of Apollo Metals’ products, MRC conducted a Kaizen Event which identified the need to implement an automated, inline stretch wrapping machine. As a result, the company has not received any customer complaints.

     
  • Innovation

    Ashland Technologies

    Ashland needed a long-term strategy for its future growth. MRC determined the best solution was the Lehigh Integrated Product Development program. Partnering with MRC and the IPD Program helped Ashland develop prototypes that are projected to be $3million for the first year.

     
  • Leadership & Culture

    ATAS International

    ATAS had long been a leader in the field of metal roofing and siding, but it couldn’t do everything on its own. The company needed to make its sales planning and lead qualification process more efficient to tap into new markets.

     
  • Leadership & Culture

    Bailey Wood Products

    Bailey Wood Products was forced to reduce its staff from 11 to five people. MRC assessed and formulated a three-year business growth plan. The aggressive plan focuses on a 75% increase in sales and the addition of six employees.

     
  • Innovation

    Bally Block

    Bally Block, a long-surviving manufacturer of wood products, was struggling with a marketplace that was moving toward cheap, offshore producers. With MRC's help, the company adopted a fresh outlook, resolving not to limit product possibilities. The result? An expanded, innovative product line – and a healthy bottom line.

     
  • Innovation

    Bally Ribbon Mills

    Bally Ribbon Mills, a customized manufacturer of tape and narrow fabric products, needed to improve its lean processes. Two on-site Lean 101 sessions by MRC resulted in lead times on Bally's pilot product line and its quoting process being reduced by more than 50 percent.

     
  • Leadership & Culture

    Bracalente Manufacturing

    Bracalente Manufacturing Company, a leader in precision machined parts for highly specialized markets, needed to maintain customer satisfaction levels and encourage repeat business. The MRC Lean6 team conducted multiple continuous improvement events, resulting in significantly reduced setup times and costs.

     
  • Operational Excellence

    Bracalente Manufacturing Group

    Bracalente Manufacturing Group (BMG) is a family-owned and operated, contract manufacturing solutions provider based in Trumbauersville, Pennsylvania.

     
  • Revenue Growth

    Compass Wire Cloth

    Compass Wire Cloth, based in Vineland, New Jersey, is an industry leader in the production of wire mesh screens and high-performance edged screen products.

     
  • Training and Certifications

    East Penn Manufacturing

    Finding the right match financially and strategically became of extreme importance to East Penn.  They found that match in MRC, which immediately impressed East Penn with its experience, capabilities and domain expertise.

     
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