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    Bracalente Manufacturing Group

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

  • Operational Excellence

    Highwood USA

    Highwood USA is a Tamaqua, Pennsylvania-based manufacturer of premium synthetic products that mimic the look of wood and other natural materials.

  • Operational Excellence

    Freshpet Kitchens

    Freshpet is a Bethlehem, PA manufacturer of fresh, natural food for pets. Today their fresh meals for pets are delivered to over 1500 retail fridges across North America to over a million pet owners. Freshpet employs 120 persons.

  • 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.

  • Operational Excellence

    Piramal Critical Care

    Piramal Critical Care is a Bethlehem, Pennsylvania-based business unit of Piramal Pharma, the world’s third-largest producer of inhaled anesthetics and a primary player in hospital generics. The company is committed to delivering critical care solutions for patients and healthcare providers across the globe.

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    Through their involvement with MRC, Novipax sent two groups of employees through Lean Master/Maintenance Master training in hopes of driving a culture of Continuous Improvement.

  • Operational Excellence

    Eastern Surfaces

    Faced with a need to improve efficiency while reducing costs, as well as bringing newly promoted managers up the learning curve, Eastern Surfaces turned to MRC for assistance in Lean, Strategic Planning, Leadership Development and other support avenues.

  • Operational Excellence

    Kitchen Magic

    Kitchen Magic is a leader in kitchen remodeling and turned to MRC to streamline employee training, leverage innovative problem-solving methods, and implement Lean and Toyota culture to create a team of problem-solvers.