• Posted by Tim Tumanic
  • March 18, 2020

WMEP’s Role in JR Machine’s Story of Growth

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Back in 2004, we set out to streamline our process for producing complex machined parts by focusing on automation and lean manufacturing. Like most things, it was a team effort, with our employees and suppliers enthusiastically embracing the changes. But we also got an important assist from the folks at the Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership (WMEP).

Funded by the Wisconsin Economic Development Council (WEDC), WMEP is nonprofit focused on helping Wisconsin manufacturers innovate, evolve, and achieve operational success. With their help, we retooled our equipment portfolio, enhanced our technology infrastructure, and began using data to streamline operations and provide better service to customers.

These efforts have resulted in increased productivity and revenue, greater employee retention and satisfaction, and recognition like our recent Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year award. More importantly, we’re excited and confident about the future of JR Machine, and we know we have the skills and capabilities to embrace new innovations and help our customers grow and succeed.

WMEP and WEDC asked if we would be willing to share our experience working with them to show the value they bring to the Wisconsin business community by participating in this video and digital campaign, and we enthusiastically agreed:

We encourage other Wisconsin-based manufacturers to consider contacting WMEP. They are an incredible resource to help increase productivity.



Tim Tumanic

Under Tim’s visionary leadership and entrepreneurial spirit, JR Machine has become the premier contract manufacturer of precision parts for OEMs nationwide. With an emphasis on deploying the latest automation and robotics technology, combined with a focus on continuous improvement, a collaborative culture, and mentorship, he has guided JR Machine to streamline complex part procurement for customers and consistently deliver impressive results. His favorite part about working at JR Machine is observing employees foster a winning culture. When Tim is away from work, he enjoys hunting, fishing, reading, spending time with his family, and traveling with his wife.

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