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    American Polarizers, Inc.

    API is a high-end manufacturer of polarized optical filters and a Ben Franklin Technology Partners Innovation Award Winner.

     
  • Operational Excellence

    Apollo Metals

    Apollo Metals, Ltd. located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania employs nearly 125 people to produce chrome, nickel, brass, and copper plated steel, among a variety of pre-polished and non-ferrous metals.

     
  • Operational Excellence

    Applied Separations

    Applied Separations is an Allentown, Pennsylvania-based manufacturer of supercritical fluid, water-free dye systems, solid phase extraction consumables, and DNA-free devices, as well as a provider of contract filling of filters, packings, and sorbents.

     
  • Revenue Growth

    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.

     
  • Revenue Growth

    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.

     
  • Revenue Growth

    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.

     
  • Training and Certifications

    Bally Ribbon Mills

    Bally Ribbon Mills in Bally, PA specializes in engineered woven webbing, tapes, and specialty fabrics. They turned to MRC-led Six Sigma Green Belt/Lean Master implementations for projects that yielded a 30% overall reduction in waste, reduced rejections by 80% and reduced an internal rejection rate by 92%.

     
  • Workforce Development

    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.

     
  • Training and Certifications

    Berks Packing Co., Inc.

    Berks Packing is a family owned meat processor located in Reading, PA and they turned to MRC for Inventory/Process Improvement, Six Sigma training, and Strategic Preventive Maintenance training.