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Enterprise Minnesota

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Enterprise Minnesota consults with small and medium size manufacturing companies to help them compete and grow profitably. We also serve as the “voice” for the industry, raising visibility and appreciation for the value manufacturers provide our communities and the state’s economy.

Our connection to the National Institute of Standards and Technology's Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NIST MEP) further positions us to offer clients leading-edge services to improve manufacturing operations and strengthen business.

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Success Stories

Half as Many Touches

Reported Year
As B&D Rollers made its pivot from printing rollers to industrial and agricultural rollers, Dan Ostrander was facing strong competition for skilled workers and made a strategic decision to automate his processes when possible and invest in the skills and equipment of his workers. Today, B&D Rollers employs eight staff, but each worker operates 1-3

Capturing New Markets

Reported Year
Galaxy Precision has built a strong reputation with its customers and maintains a history of quality products and attention to detail. Business was going well, and they were growing, but as they sought new customers, the leadership team found that being ISO 9001:2015 certified gave Galaxy Precision more opportunities at new projects and customers

WIP Reduction Yields Big Gains

Reported Year
MDT saw a need and opportunity for significant reductions in total inventory and work in progress (WIP) moving through the operation. It was identified that even a one day reduction in WIP would yield major cost savings and output increases. MDT has an internal continuous improvement (CI) team, and had been making incremental improvements over the
Created March 18, 2019, Updated January 26, 2022