Creative Processes Wins Turnaround of the Year

Creative Processes, Inc. received the Turnaround Management Associations’s 2015 Turnaround of the Year award for their outstanding work with Upper Mississippi Academy, a 6-12 public charter school located in St. Paul, MN. The Turnaround of the Year award recognizes excellence and extraordinary achievement in the successful turnaround of a troubled operating business or other organization. John Hehre […]

Bermo’s Lean Journey: It’s All About Lead Time

Originally published in the October 2014 issue of MA Insider, a publication by the Manufacturers Alliance. By many measures, Bermo is a very successful company. Founded in 1947, this mid-sized family owned business provides stampings, fabrications and assemblies primarily for the agriculture, transportation and electronics industries. Bermo plant The company has been ISO certified since 2004 and TS […]

2014 Manufacturer of the Year Award Winners

Originally published in the April 2014 issue of MA Insider, a publication by the Manufacturers Alliance. The Manufacturers Alliance annual Manufacturer of the Year awards ceremony brings local manufacturers together to celebrate and recognize companies that share information and experiences to strengthen the Minnesota manufacturing community. Our winners this year are PGC, Loram Maintenance of Way, and Starkey […]

Simple often beats complex in accounting

Originally published in Upsize Magazine April 2010 Oscar Wilde once said, “A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything but the value of nothing.” Unfortunately, the same could be true about traditional accounting systems. Over time some of these systems have become more complicated in well-intentioned attempts to improve the accuracy and […]