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With Help from State Sustainability Program, Mitchell Metal Prepares for the Future

June 5, 2013

When the economic development arm of the state of Wisconsin partnered up with two other state agencies to help Badger State businesses work on sustainability, Alan Verploegh of Mitchell Metal Products was interested. Mitchell Metal is a Merrill, Wis.-based company that was founded in 1954 by Gordon and Arlette Mitchell, and today produces a whole range of metal forming products, including fabrication, metal stamping, welding services, zinc plating, and value-added assembly. Verploegh is a co-owner and treasurer of the company, which has done business with industries like children's furniture, office furniture and equipment, precision metal enclosures, windows and doors, hospitals and long-term care beds, electrical power, and construction equipment, among others. Mitchell Metal Products has always been interested in sustainability, Verploegh said, but until the Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership (WMEP) and the Northwest Wisconsin Manufacturing Outreach Center put together, in 2010, the Profitable Sustainability Initiative (PSI), Mitchell Metal hadn't done a whole lot in the area. Read More

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Collaboration is Key to Managing Quality

June 5, 2013

Quality management is something every company could be doing better. And no matter how big or small the company, it can probably improve quality management by improving its collaboration technology and skills. Read More