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Masaba Success Story

Monday, September 24, 2018
Masaba designs and builds rugged equipment for the world. “Built Masaba tough” is the standard of quality the manufacturer of bulk material handling solutions in Vermillion, South Dakota work by. The third generation, family-owned business designs, builds, and sells durable equipment strong enough....
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Electronic Systems Inc. Success Story

Sunday, September 2, 2018
Headquartered in Sioux Falls, SD, Electronic Systems, Inc. (ESI) provides a full range of electronic manufacturing services (EMS) to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in the industrial, commercial, medical, energy and HVAC markets. From printed circuit board assembly to full system integratio....
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Cold Spray, Hot Success

Saturday, September 1, 2018
VRC Metal Systems is a high-pressure cold spray manufacturer and a leader in advanced manufacturing process technologies. Where others saw unbreakable barriers, VRC Metal Systems saw innovative opportunities. With less than 10 employees, the Rapid City, South Dakota-based company provides cost-effec....
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Persona Signs Inc. Wins Over Skeptics

Friday, August 31, 2018
Persona, Inc., a Watertown, SD sign company, had been named one of just three sign suppliers for McDonald’s. The new account was a huge win for Persona, but it presented a whole new set of challenges. In any year, McDonald’s aims to update hundreds of locations with remodeling or rebuilding—and alw....
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Tessier's Success Story

Friday, August 31, 2018
At 156 employees strong, Tessier’s Inc. provides clients exceptional service to all their heating, ventilation and air conditioning needs. Located in Mitchell, SD with branches in Sioux Fall and Rapid City SD, Tessier’s is proud to offer services in industrial mechanical contracting, sustainable HVA....
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Counterpart - Following a Map To Customer Satisfaction

Thursday, August 30, 2018
Using Value Stream Mapping to visually recognize waste and to improve their operational flows allowed Counterpart to compress time and reduce non-value added activities. The adjustments made in the value stream allowed the company to reduce throughput time and improve their on-time delivery performa....
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Horizontal Machining and Manufacturing Inc. Embraces Change, Expands Capacity

Sunday, August 5, 2018
"MTS provided a fresh set of eyes into many issues." As part of the comprehensive plan, MTS initiated multiple Value Stream Mapping projects at the plant. The projects integrated plant layout and Quality at the Source (QAS) methodologies, creating a system that could effectively meet the growing and....
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Lean Office Review Results in Quick Savings for Applied Engineering, Inc

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
[Applied Engineering] successfully implemented most of the changes within two months, saving thousands of dollars in the first 90 to 100 days. "The Lean Office review was a great way to review the overall process and improve production flow," said customer service manager Richard Stark. The improved....
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West Central Manufacturing Closing the Door on Waste!

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Commercial construction in South Dakota softened over the past several years during the economic slowdown. West Central had to make a move to survive. CEO James Hoag choose Manufacturing Technology Solutions(MTS) as the group to transform their organization to be able to weather the slowed economies....
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Dakota Pump Transformation

Saturday, June 30, 2018
[with the help of MTS, Dakota Pump was] able to avoid a costly facility expansion, and see the efficiencies unfold right before our eyes. In turn, we were able to effectively use resources that would have been tied up into a facility expansion, to invest, and grow, other portions of our business.
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