Upon opening their new facility, Vegas Metal Finishing realized that they would require assistance to promote their anodizing services especially to other manufactures in the state. Promoting this new business opportunity was complicated by the pandemic. With that in mind, the owner reached out to her trusted partner at Manufacture Nevada, part of the MEP National Network™, for assistance.
Manufacture Nevada proposed 3 different options to deliver 5S tools to FDC. Consultants proposed a customized workshop with a session for each S. Ultimately the team decided that an in-house 5S workshop and implementation for the entire FDC organization would be the best way to start this program. Providing a custom 5S program designed around the Reno operation provided an optimized approach for the facility. Manufacture Nevada designed a very flexible project to allow the least disruption to the operations while providing 5S tools to the entire organization. Fibelstad wanted to ensure that the duration of each workshop would allow safe shutdown of the operation without the risk for service failures. Leadership at FDC headquarters in Indiana was very impressed with the program planned for the Reno operation.
AIMS turned to Manufacture Nevada, part of the MEP National Network™, to help AIMS offset development costs with federal tax credits. In the first 2 years of working with Manufacture Nevada, AIMS was able to find over $200,000 in tax credits, resulting in $200,000 increased cash flow the company can reinvest into new products.