“We have increased our exports to Europe, secured distribution in Chile and secured multiple distributors throughout Mexico. Exporting has become one of the main focuses of our company moving forward, thanks primarily to the ExporTech™ class and the work of the UW-Stout Manufacturing Outreach Center program,” she added.
She credited ExporTech™ with helping Croix Valley Foods win the Governor’s Export Achievement Award in 2022.
The MOC also recently supported Genesis Industries of Elmwood. Genesis, a plastics injection molding company, needed to align operations with sales, product development and customer demand to improve overall performance and reduce waste.
The MOC helped with a business operating system, leadership development, employee Lean manufacturing training and warehouse layout improvements. As a result, sales increased 5% over two years, 25 jobs were saved and 30 jobs were created.
MOC clients report an average economic impact of $147 for every dollar invested.
The MOC website has a list of upcoming events and training sessions, including a monthly webinar.
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From left at the Momentum West event at UW-Stout: Steve Jahn, executive director of Momentum West; Heidi Rabeneck, MOC Outreach manager; Tamara Brantmeier, UW-Stout associate vice chancellor; Missy Hughes, secretary and CEO of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation; and Rob Kreibich, Momentum West Board Chair and New Richmond Chamber of Commerce CEO.