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    Freshpet

    Freshpet turned to MRC for a long list of projects including Training Within Industry (TWI) for both employees and trainers, initiatives to reduce sanitation downtime on two legacy production lines, and problem solving and continuous improvement on sanitation processes, dry batch, and other production areas.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Revenue Growth

    Gas & Air Systems, Inc.

    Gas & Air Systems, a leading manufacturer of compressor packages, faced three unique challenges. The Manufacturers Resource Center helped them meet each.

     
  • Sustainability

    Highwood USA

    MRC helped Highwood USA, an industry-leading manufacturer of high-quality synthetic wood products, become more sustainable and increase the knowledge and skills of its leadership team.

     
  • Workforce Development

    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

    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

    Highwood USA

    Highwood USA is a Schuylkill-County-based manufacturer and faces many of the same challenges as other small-midsized manufacturing enterprises. Highwood turned to MRC for support through MRC’s Manufacturing Leadership Institute (MLI) and a recent advanced manufacturing quest to optimize process automation.

     
  • Leadership & Culture

    HindlePower Systems, Inc.

    HindlePower leaders took part in two MRC leadership programs: the CEO Forum and the Manufacturing Leadership Institute. MRC Lean Manufacturing experts also taught employees 5S (sort, set in order, shine, standardize, sustain) and other operational excellence tools contained in its Lean Master Certification program.

     
  • Innovation

    HoverTech International

    HoverTech International is a Bethlehem, Pennsylvania-based manufacturer of air-assisted patient-handling equipment for emergency medical and acute care applications. Its patient-transfer, repositioning, and ergonomic lifting products are designed to reduce caregiver injury while increasing patient comfort and safety.

     
  • Innovation

    HoverTech International

    The company faced two parallel challenges, each of which required specific response strategies. Due to a fire they needed a new supply partner and new drawings, plus a new valve design that would streamline their manufacturing process and make their product more user-friendly.