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Lean Implementation Gains Company Millions

By Angela Nissen | April 26, 2021

Alpha Coatings Inc. was founded in 1990 and has offices all around the world. The company first started out by…

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Ohio Food Industry Summit Sparks Small Business’s Growth

By Angela Nissen | March 18, 2021

Darista Dips is on a mission to delight eaters with unbelievably tasty food inspired by cuisines from around the world,…

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In-House Manufacturing Analysis Saves Food Company Millions

By Matthew Inniger | January 21, 2021

“As a small manufacturer, we were faced with a challenge. We were launching an innovative new product and debating about…

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Achieving DFARS/NIST Compliance

By Angela Nissen | December 9, 2020

This CIFT success story was originally published by NIST. Founded in Findlay, Ohio in 1979, MLS Systems is a manufacturer…

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Testing the Market Before Taking the Leap

By Angela Nissen | December 3, 2020

The Leaf and Seed Café, a made-from-scratch vegan meal service that focuses on creating vegan meals that are reminiscent of…

Cyber Security Compliance Saves Big

By Angela Nissen | September 3, 2020

Robotic Technical Support Services (RTSS) helps companies stay competitive by providing engineering, installing, servicing and upgrading of robotic and automated…

State-of-the-Art Product Development Partnering

By Angela Nissen | September 2, 2020

Alloway, a full service environmental laboratory that provides solutions for drinking water, wastewater and hazardous waste analyses, has provided defensible…

Continuous Improvement Adds Huge Value

By Angela Nissen | September 2, 2020

Rowmark is a leading manufacturer of engravable sheet plastic for the awards, engraving and signage markets and carries a complete…

NOCK Brings the Heat to Hot Sauce Company

By Angela Nissen | September 2, 2020

When mass production is key, but machinery investment is limited, NOCK brings the heat. Angry Irishman has been crafting award-winning…

Launching New Products in Just Nine Months

By CIFT Staff | September 2, 2020

Meijer, a pioneer in the combined grocery and department store concept, opened their first superstore in 1962 in Grand Rapids,…

Taking It To The Next Level

By CIFT Staff | September 2, 2020

Guac Shop, founded by Danielle Arbinger, makes four delicious and unique styles of guacamole. Danielle had been making her special…

CIFT Membership Consortium Delivers Value

By CIFT Staff | September 1, 2020

The CIFT membership consortium is one of the pillar’s of the organization and the core component of industry engagement. The…