Success Through Continuous Innovation
In January 2008, Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle chose to launch his Next Generation Manufacturing Plan, which focused on efficiency and lean principles and practices, from the manufacturing floor of GenMet. "To remain competitive, our (Wisconsin) manufacturers must continue to become leaner and more efficient," Governor Doyle said during his visit to GenMet.
Next Generation Plan goals include making Wisconsin companies more competitive by getting leaner and more efficient; expanding lean manufacturing across the state by assisting small- and mid-sized manufacturers; and creating next generation manufacturing tax credits by streamlining economic developmental programs.
“These practices are the foundation on which GenMet has built its success,” says GenMet’s president, Mary Isbister. “We have infused GenMet employees with confidence in these practices, purchased new equipment and increased automation to enable continued growth companywide.”