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Shop Profile: Extrusion Dies Industries, LLC

Shop Profile: Extrusion Dies Industries, LLC

November 2, 2011 No Comments

  A Fluid Approach with Lube-Tech Next time you open a bag of chips, unwrap a candy bar or lean against an airplane window, you can thank a company out of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. Extrusion Dies Industries, LLC (EDI), makes flat dies for everything from cling wrap to rubber liners for ponds, and everything in […]

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Cover Story: What’s Your International Game Plan

Cover Story: What’s Your International Game Plan

November 1, 2011 No Comments

by: Melissa DeBilzan Gone are the days when manufacturers were somewhat insulated from the rest of the world. Until recently, most bought from, sold to and depended on local markets. Not anymore. Customers are moving and suppliers are following. Manufacturers are breaking into new markets or at least tapping into them for cheaper parts. Now […]

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Feature Story: The New Normal – Marketing

Feature Story: The New Normal – Marketing

September 6, 2011 No Comments

Firing Your Customers and Other Creative Marketing Techniques A Case Study with Boring Machine by: B Kyle In mid-2011, the weather still cold and rainy, I sat down with Tom Chacon, president of Boring Machine Corporation, in Fridley, Minn. Through the last 5 years Chacon has bravely led his company into this “new normal” marketplace, […]

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Shop Profile: Mold-Tech, Inc. and  Pallet Service Corporation

Shop Profile: Mold-Tech, Inc. and Pallet Service Corporation

September 6, 2011 No Comments

Tax and Business Strategies with BPK&Z There’s a difference between crunching numbers and analyzing numbers. Often that difference leads to significant tax savings for small businesses. Breaking the Mold: Buying and Restructuring Mold-Tech, Inc. When Jon Lee and Pete Parks decided to purchase Mold-Tech in 2007, they wanted to be sure they would be paying […]

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