Case Studies

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Bee’s Wrap – Because good food deserves good care

What do you get when you infuse organic cotton with beeswax, organic jojoba oil and tree resin?  Bee’s Wrap, what else?!  Seeking a way to eliminate plastics in her kitchen in favor of a healthier, more sustainable way to store her family’s food, Vermonter Sarah Kaeck, created a washable, reusable and compostable alternative to plastic […]

Lane Press Embraces Vermont’s Required Health Officer Training and VOSHA Mandatory Requirements

Founded in 1904, Lane Press, headquartered in South Burlington, Vermont, is the only printer in North America dedicated solely to magazine publishers. Lane Press specializes in high quality color magazines. The company produces close to 350 titles and employs 170 full-time staff. In accordance with Vermont Governor Phil Scott’s COVID-19 3-phased reopening plan (created in […]

Advanced Illumination Revisits Strategic Planning, Leading To Improved Sales Efforts

Advanced Illumination (Ai) is an industrial lighting company, primarily serving the Machine Vision Industry. Founded in the Boston area in 1993, Ai was the world’s first LED lighting company. A developer and manufacturer of structured lighting and control electronics, Ai supports a wide variety of manufacturing activities around the globe. After relocating to Rochester, Vermont, […]

Gordon’s Window Decor – Making Their Future Bright By Embracing 5s As Standard Work

A Vermont-grown business, Gordon’s Window Decor (GWD) began operations in 1986 and has grown steadily, currently employing 26 full time workers. Based in Williston, Vermont, this woman-owned family business designs, manufactures and installs shades and comprehensive window treatments for businesses, schools, and homeowners worldwide. They are the only manufacturer of shades located in Vermont. Citing […]

Super Thin Saws Sharpens Their Current Condition And Plans For Their Future With Value Stream Mapping

Super Thin Saws (STS), located in Waterbury, VT, began as Schultz Tool Sharpening in 1976. In the 1980’s, they were largely assisted by California Cedar Products Company, who had developed the special design STS uses today; this was accomplished in partnership with the Mechanical Engineering Dept. at Berkeley and California Saw & Knife Works. What […]