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The Difference in DeSCo

Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Nestled in the quaint town of De Smet, South Dakota lies a high quality, service-oriented window manufacturer. DeSCo Architectural Inc. is locally owned with 30 employees producing beautiful, high-quality architectural windows used in schools, hospitals, offices, and churches throughout the nation. ....
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Horizontal Machining & Manufacturing Inc. Lean Transformation

Thursday, January 31, 2019
Horizontal Machining & Manufacturing Inc.South Dakotans have many things to be proud of in their state, especially when it comes to the manufacturers. One manufacturer and economic driver in particular is Horizontal Machining & Manufacturing Inc. (HMMI) in Huron, South Dakota. The family-owned manufacturer started out in 1997 with only f....
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Lean Office Review Results in Quick Savings for Applied Engineering

Thursday, January 3, 2019
Applied Engineering, Inc.[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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Mastel Success Story: Rock Solid Standards

Monday, December 3, 2018
Mastel Precision is a Rapid City-based manufacturer with top-notch employees specializing in diamond scalpels for corneal and cataract surgery. While they concentrate on manufacturing, repairing and evaluating diamond scalpels; they also provide services for repairing, cleaning and servicing other e....
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Masaba Success Story

Monday, November 5, 2018
Masaba LogoMasaba 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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Horizontal Machining and Manufacturing Embraces Change

Friday, November 2, 2018
Horizontal Machining & Manufacturing Inc."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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Electronic Systems Inc. Success Story

Sunday, September 2, 2018
Electronic Systems Inc.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 SystemsVRC 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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Tessier's Success Story

Friday, August 31, 2018
TessierAt 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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Persona Signs Inc. Wins Over Skeptics

Friday, August 31, 2018
PersonaPersona, 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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