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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

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

High Level Challenges, High Level Solutions

Reported Year
Daryle Pomranke, president of Winnebago Manufacturing Co, has been an organizational leader since 1999. As he took full ownership of the company in 2012, Daryle recognized a need to be able to discuss high level business challenges with other executives, who might be able to provide insight and offer creative solutions. In 2020 as the pandemic took

Ultra-fast wheels produced even faster

Reported Year
HED Cycling has been an innovator and pioneer in the performance bicycling world for over 30 years. Over that time, new and innovative products have been added to their ultra-light carbon fiber component offerings and they continually push the envelope for what is possible on a bicycle. Over time, HED came to realize that they had become
Created March 18, 2019, Updated July 12, 2021