Case Studies

Sweet Success with Eureka! Winning Ways …

RHINO FOODS, INC is a specialty ice cream novelty and ice cream ingredient manufacturer located in Burlington, VT. Rhino began as a small, part time ice cream store in 1981 and has grown to over 130 employees, distributing products nationally from their AIB Superior rated facility encompassing more than 49,000 square feet of production, warehouse, […]

Rhino Foods, Inc. – SoftSelect

Product: Ice cream novelties, inclusions and other specialty food products. Number of Employees: 140 Years in Business: 20+ Location: Burlington, VT Situation Rhino Foods, Inc. manufactures ice cream novelties, ice cream inclusions, and other frozen products in their Burlington, Vermont facility and serves national and international markets. Privately held, Rhino has experienced consistent growth in […]

Questech: Changing an Industry One Stone and Tile at a Time

Questech believes its Eureka! idea will not only triple the size of their business, but change their industry as well. All it took was the Eureka! Winning Ways-inspired confidence to think big and commit to trying it out. The results speak for themselves. Client Profile Questech, in Rutland, Vermont, is a leading manufacturer of decorative […]

Precision Contract Manufacturing & Image-Tek Thrive Following Acquisition

Located in the Robert S. Jones Industrial Center along Clinton Street in Springfield, Vermont, you will find Precision Contract Manufacturing. PCM’s primary business is the manufacture of printed and soldered circuit boards, cables and other assemblies used by their customers in the manufacture of original equipment. In a region that has suffered its share of […]

One Sweet Recipe for Success

Product: Ice cream novelties, inclusions and other specialty food products. Number of Employees: 140 Years in Business: 20 Location: Burlington, VT Situation In just 20 years Rhino Foods grew from a husband and wife run ice cream shop selling ice cream cookie sandwiches, to a 140-person company selling ice cream ingredients to the major industry […]

Maple Landmark Woodcraft: Middlebury Toy Company Garners National Attention With New Line

The growing interest in products free of lead paint or other hazardous finishes resulted in great market interest for the company. Eureka! Winning Ways helped take their ideas to market quickly to capitalize on the market opportunity, and has already resulted in a product line that could become one-quarter of their overall business. Client Profile […]

Vermont Composites, Inc.

Product: Carbon fiber and fiberglass composite structures Number of employees: 260 Years in business: 28 Location: Bennington, VT Situation Vermont Composites designs and fabricates custom, advanced carbon and fiberglass composite structures serving the medical imaging, aerospace, military and industrial markets. For diagnostic imaging, Vermont Composites manufactures carbon fiber structures providing strength, stiffness and chemical resistance […]

Sustained Change Improves Results Throughout Sonnax Industries

Sonnax is a leading supplier of aftermarket parts for automotive transmissions and torque converters. Founded 30 years ago, Sonnax employs 150 people in Bellows Falls, Vermont. However, in recent years, Sonnax’s growth rate began to slow down. A year and a half ago, President & CEO Tommy Harmon bought the company with a determination to […]

Questech Metals Celebrates Casting Machine Waste Reduction

Product: Decorative Tiles Number of Employees: 50 Years in Business: 14 Location: Rutland & Middlebury, VT Situation Questech Metals manufactures a highly desirable line of specialized decorative metallic tile. Initial manufacturing involved mixing and hand pouring in batches, but as the business grew they invested in an automated casting machine. VMEC was asked to assist […]

Maple Landmark Woodcraft Goes Against the Grain

Product: High-Quality Wood Toys & Giftware Number of Employees: 33 Years in Business: 24 Location: Middlebury, VT Situation One of Maple Landmark Woodcraft (MLW)’s signature products is a line of letter-shaped wooden train cars (NameTrains). The company’s traditional manufacturing and assembly processes required five days of process time for a single train, due to long […]