Stalcop is a manufacturer of cold-formed metal with a special expertise and focus in copper components. They were looking for a way to re-engage their employees by creating transparency, opening new lines of communication and repairing damaged customer relationships.Continue to Case Study » 10.9.15 / Cost Reduction, Manufacturing, Rewards & Incentives, Rookie of the Year Finalist
The company is a fast-growing craft manufacturer of authentic premium sausage and food products. As the demand for its products have soared in recent years, the rapid growth strained the systems the company had been relying on.Continue to Case Study » 10.9.15 / Buy-In, Cost Reduction, Manufacturing, Rookie of the Year Finalist
West Paw Design is a world-class manufacturer of eco-friendly and high-quality pet toys and beds based in Bozeman, Montana. The company wanted to find a way to distribute leadership and decision-making to all of its associates.Continue to Case Study » 10.9.15 / All-Star Award Finalist, Efficiency, Food Services, Manufacturing, Morale
SRC Electrical, which re-manufactures starters, alternators, and generators for the agricultural and construction industries, has been playing the GGOB since its start as a joint venture with Case New Holland back in 1991. Over time, and especially after the company became entirely owned by SRC in 2009, SRC Electrical has become one of open-book management’s most prominent evangelists. Today, it serves as a showcase for visitors interested in learning how to play the GGOB from the best of the very best.Continue to Case Study » 10.9.15 / All-Star Award Finalist, Efficiency, Manufacturing, Rewards & Incentives
The Kiolbassa Provision Company is a 65-year-old family-owned manufacturer of hand-crafted sausage based in San Antonio, Texas. Originally started as more of a pork and beef processor, the company shifted into making sausage fulltime under the guidance of president Michael Kiolbassa, whose grandfather started the company. The company’s sausages will soon be sold in all 50 states and in Mexico.Continue to Case Study » 9.24.14 / Communication, Hall of Fame Inductee, Manufacturing
NewStream Enterprises, an SRC company that has been playing the Game since its birth in 1990, provides customized product-flow management services to manufacturing companies large and small. Its 60 employee-owners label, pack, store, control, and ship customers’ products all over the world. Today, NewStream (Springfield, MO) generates annual revenue of $37 million.
Laron Incorporated, a $16-million, full-service, world-class machine and repair shop, serves regional utilities, power plants, global mining companies, and other large industrials that need “super-size” field and shop equipment repair work. The company’s 90 skilled (hourly) craftsmen weld, grind, mill, fit, install, survey, align, drill, rig, repair, test, and more. They’re based in Kingman, AZ.
Texas Air Composites, Inc. is an award-winning “overhaul” facility that repairs the sheet-metal, composite, and welded structures of airplanes for commercial and regional air carriers. Its clients include Southwest Airlines, Delta Airlines, Comair, SkyWest, Air Wisconsin, America West, Frontier Air, Cathay Pacific, Mesa Airlines, and WestJet. The five-year-old company has 72 employees (largely in sales, operations, engineering, purchasing, information technology, quality, and administration) and generates annual sales of $10 million.Continue to Case Study » 5.22.14 / Manufacturing, Rewards & Incentives, Rookie of the Year Winner
In 1991, Jeff Lebesch and Kim Jordan launched New Belgium Brewing in the basement of their home. Today, thanks to many delightful brews and some excellent management practices, the $60-million company is the eleventh- largest brewery (and the third-largest craft brewery) in the nation. Based in Colorado, New Belgium is managed by 225 enthusiastic employee owners who brew, taste, package, market and sell about a dozen specialty beers to restaurants, taverns and other outlets throughout the western U.S.Continue to Case Study » 5.22.14 / All-Star Award Winner, Award Winner, Efficiency, Manufacturing, Morale
Founded in 1942, Springfield Spring Corp., an award-winning minority-owned business, makes precision-engineered springs, stampings and assemblies for clients in many industries, including aerospace, automotive, electronics and medical devices. With 42 associates in two plants (total manufacturing space: 23,000 square feet) the $7-million, New England-based company has been playing its own Great Game since 2003.Continue to Case Study » 5.22.14 / All-Star Award Winner, Award Winner, Efficiency, Manufacturing, Morale
Paul Mueller Company – a 73 year-old public company that trades under the ticker symbol MUEL – manufactures stainless steel processing equipment and heat exchangers for the agricultural, food, dairy, beverage, pharmaceutical, and chemical industries. The company has extensive manufacturing and engineering capabilities at five locations in the United States and the Netherlands.Continue to Case Study » 11.7.13 / All-Star Award Winner, Manufacturing, Morale, Rewards & Incentives
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