Client Case Studies

Innovation Engineering for Growth

Global Parts Aero is based in Augusta, Kansas just on the outskirts of Wichita.  At the time of the start of the project, Global Parts Aero was a 10 year old company with approximately 50 employees. The company started out of the CEO's basement buying and selling aircraft parts and components to...

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Addressing On Time Delivery Using Innovation Engineering

JR Custom Metal is a family-owned business located in Wichita, Kansas. Currently being run by second generation family members, the company is on a strong growth curve as it looks to increase sales in the next 5 years. The goal is relatively simple from this perspective – grow the business to this...

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Lean Six Sigma

Founded over 10 years ago, Ridge Enterprises has built a solid reputation of high quality and service by manufacturing Natural gas Reciprocating or Rotary Screw Compressor units. Ridge Enterprises was founded on two basic principals: Integrity and Customer Satisfaction. Ridge Enterprises has...

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Energy Efficiency Success

Jakobe Furniture is a leading contract manufacturing and installation company specializing in comprehensive design fulfillment. Started in 2004, Jakobe Furniture combines decades of custom fabrication experience with an expertise in the hospitality industry that has lead to its rise as an industry...

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Organizational Planning & Strategy Development

NAAB Electric is a family owned cool enclosure manufacturing company offering sealed electrical cabinet enclosures. The company was started 34 years ago by Michael Gian. The company is looking to grow regionally, nationally and globally.

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Process Improvement and Work Flow Re-design

Great Western Manufacturing has a great story to tell.  It is Kansas' oldest operating manufacturing firm.

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Manufacturing Strategies at Hillsboro Industries

Hillsboro Industries is a small manufacturing plant in Hillsboro, Kansas that produces high-end trailers and truck beds. They are located in a rural part of the state, not close enough to an urban area that often has key resources for a manufacturing company. They face many challenges, and an...

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Sustaining Sustainability at VVF

VVF was founded in Mumbai India in 1939 and acquired their first US facility in Kansas City, Kansas in 2007.  VVF has enjoyed a solid reputation of formulating and manufacturing soap products.  VVF continues to build on its proud history of integrity and customer satisfaction.

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Workforce Training Success at Henke Manufacturing

Centrally located in Leavenworth, Kansas, Henke Manufacturing has 100+ years of experience in the design and manufacture of snowplows and other attachments. Recognized as an industry leader, Henke’s unique product features have allowed Henke’s sales to grow significantly over the past several...

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REAP Grant Helps Fund Lighting Improvements for East Kansas Agri-Energy

East Kansas Agri-Energy (EKAE) was formed on October 15, 2001 by a steering committee of farmers and businesspeople in Eastern Kansas, along with the support of the Agriculture Sub-Committee of the Anderson County Economic Development (ACED) organization.  The objective was to build a value-added...

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