Manufacturing

Engagement Results

Control Solutions, Inc.
The Company had experienced rapid sales growth from $5 million to $90 million over four-year time-span and was reporting anemic cash flows. In addition, the Company’s service levels to their major customer were poor and there was a high risk of a contractual exposure to monetary penalties and potential loss of future business for missed deliveries. MainStream was engaged to provide growth management, operations and cost improvement, and crisis management services. Read More
Manufacturing – Power Tools
This U.S. based manufacturing company had recently been purchased by a competitor with headquarters in Hong Kong, and assembly operations in Southeast China. Read More
Manufacturing – Power Tools / Residential Construction
The Company faced severe price competition from Competitors who had relocated product assembly offshore. Read More
Manufacturing – Lighting
The company needed to implement Lean manufacturing and Six Sigma techniques across their operations which included 6 different locations with approximately 1800 employees. Read More
Atlantic Extrusions Corp
Atlantic Extrusions manufactured and distributed plastic products to the furniture, utilities and landscaping industry. Read More
Food Services Manufacturing
MainStream was engaged by the acquiring organization to review, analyze, and make recommendations on existing management capabilities, current strategic initiatives, operational and financial improvement opportunities, and growth potential to ensure a successful implementation of their recent acquisition. Read More
BAE Systems
BAE performs large-scale crisis manufacturing for the U.S. Military. The company was awarded a $500 million contract to produce a new line of armored vehicles. Read More
Ducane Gas Grills
Ducane Gas Grills, a high-end manufacturer of barbecue equipment, was on the verge of filing for bankruptcy protection. Read More
Aircraft Propeller Mfg.
The Company was a leading manufacturer of aircraft components with over 100 years in business. Their first customer was the Wright Brothers. Read More
Power Transmission Products
Our client is a manufacturer of a wide range of industrial transmissions that have an extensive range of power applications and gear ratios. Read More
Plastic Film Mfg.
Our client, a Chicago-based plastic film processing company, was having difficulty supervising its employees, many of whom came from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds. Read More
Top Air Manufacturing
A leading manufacturer of agricultural equipment with multiple Midwest facilities and a strong dealer network was struggling in a highly price competitive market with a high debt load. Read More
Michels
Michels South Carolina, Inc., manufactured and distributed furniture products under a variety of regional brand names across the eastern half of the country. Read More
Willcox & Gibbs
Willcox & Gibbs was a leading distributor of supplies and equipment to the garment and sewn products industry. Read More
Building Products Company
A large privately held company in the building products industry had witnessed deteriorating performance in a subsidiary organization. Read More
Industrial Valve Mfg.
MainStream conducted a technical assessment that revealed several factors causing the Company's problems. Read More
Aircraft Components Mfg
The Company was responding to a large number of quote requests, but was not successful in turning the quotes into orders. Read More
U.S. Navy
The U.S. Department of the Navy recognized that the average sailor's workload was in excess of 92 man-hours per week at wartime requirement manning. Read More
Harvest Manor Farms
A multibillion dollar holding company had established an integrated snack food and nut producer and seen their revenues grow substantially, but the company had an operating loss of almost $32 million. Read More
General Time Corporation
General Time was the world’s largest provider of clocks with approximately $100 million of annual revenue and the owner of the most respected and well-known brand names in the clock industry. Read More
Hamilton Caster
Hamilton Caster is a 100 year old family-owned company that has a rich heritage of manufacturing high quality products. Read More
Industrial Painting
Our client had implemented lean manufacturing cells, but was not receiving the full benefit they hoped to achieve. Read More
Food Services Equipment Company
Our client completed the acquisition of a complimentary product and services company two years earlier and had not realized the results originally projected in the acquisition pro-forma. Read More
Mosler
Mosler Inc. was the country’s oldest bank equipment manufacturer and had completed a complex synergistic acquisition of a large competitor. Read More
Apache Hose
MainStream performed an assessment of the company’s operations including its sales and distribution operations. Read More
Taylor
Taylor Instruments is a consumer products company specializing in scales, thermometers, and weather stations. Read More
Seco
Seco Products manufactured cafeteria lines, specialty food kitchens, and food delivery systems. The company was owned by a Private Equity Firm which had purchased the company on a high multiple based on an aggressive growth forecast. Read More
R.J. Manufacturing
MainSteam conducted a rigorous assessment of the company’s operations, marketing, and financial position. Read More