Bracalente Manufacturing

Bracalente Manufacturing Company, located in Trumbauersville, Pa., employs 170 people and has been family owned since 1950.

Bracalente is a leader in precision machined parts providing contract manufacturing solutions to world-class customers in the medical, recreation, hardware, agricultural and specialty markets.


To survive and thrive in today’s global marketplace, the company needed to maintain customer satisfaction levels and repeat business by utilizing lean principles to boost continuous improvements, product reliability, and on-time shipments, while maintaining its pricing competitiveness.


The MRC Lean Team conducted multiple continuous improvement events which included a set-up reduction program, value stream mapping, establishing a 5S event, employee training and involvement, set-up carts with pre-tooling, shadow boards, and created part families.


As a result of the assistance of MRC, the company realized a:
46% reduction in set-up times for all machines
67% reduction in set-up times for the part family machines
12% increase in productivity overall
35% reduction in days-to-process an order
42% reduction in total cost of quality
18% reduction in controllable costs

For more information about Bracalente Manufacturing, visit their website at

Contact Us

Contact Us

Don’t see what you are looking for or have a question? MRC can help. Contact us today!

Training and Certifications

MRC provides far more than certifications and funding assistance. We offer job creators access to specialized coaching, mentorship and a variety of business and marketing assistance normally outside the reach of most manufacturers.


No matter what’s happening with your business, MRC has probably seen it. We know the problems that keep CEOs up at night, and we know how to help solve them. Our staff has more than 100 years of combined experience working side-by-side with business owners to evaluate, strategize, discover and implement solutions that address both strategic growth needs and organizational transformation.

Training & Events Calendar

MRC breaks down the barriers that prohibit manufacturers from realizing their full potential. Our proven tactics and methods can help nearly any company at nearly any stage of its evolution. Whatever the hurdle – going green, becoming lean, entering new markets, rebranding the company – MRC can help you clear it.

Workforce Initiatives

Developing Future Workforce with programs like: What’s So Cool About Manufacturing®, PA Dream Team, the Inside Manufacturing Series, and Manufacturing Day.


Through our partnerships, we are able to bring the horsepower of the best-in-breed experts to you. Imagine having access to the second-largest technology institute in the world, a corps of ex-Toyota executives trained under the best Lean practitioners in the world or world-renowned business strategy groups. MRC makes it possible.

About Us

For over 30 years, Manufacturers Resource Center (MRC) has helped small and mid-sized manufacturers become more competitive, adopt lean and agile processes, strategically grow their companies and invest more effectively in their existing human capital.

My Account

Ready to complete your event registration? Need to confirm the date of a previous registration? Find all these details here or call us at (610) 628-4640 for additional assistance.