LOCATION: S84 W19120 Enterprise Drive, Muskego, WI 53150
WEB SITE: www.bankerwire.com
YEAR FOUNDED: 1895
PRODUCT OR SERVICE OFFERED: Woven metal fabric.
PROJECTED 2008 REVENUE: $15 million
LEADERSHIP TEAM: George Boxhorn, John Boxhorn, Harrison Horan, David Stout, Tim Frank and Tim Schulgen.
TARGET CLIENTELE: Architectural and industrial.
BUSINESS ORGANIZATION MEMBERSHIPS: Wire Cloth Association.
WHAT HAS FUELED YOUR COMPANY’S GROWTH? Increased marketing efforts and a strategic alliance with our master distributor.
WHAT IS THE BIGGEST OBSTACLE TO YOUR COMPANY’S GROWTH? Training and obtaining good employees.
DO YOU PLAN ANY CHANGES IN YOUR COMPANY IN THE UPCOMING MONTHS? We are still growing at 20-percent+ annually and are looking for additional manufacturing space.
WHO ARE THE BUSINESS PEOPLE, LOCALLY OR NATIONALLY, WHOM YOU ADMIRE? AND WHAT TRAITS DO THOSE PEOPLE EXHIBIT THAT MAKE YOU ADMIRE THEM? We admire anyone who is manufacturing products in the U.S. We’ve seen many of our competitors go out of business or attempt to move operations offshore. We continue to focus on operating efficiencies and believe that this is the best long term stategy.
WHAT IS THE OUTLOOK FOR THE BUSINESS CONDITIONS OF YOUR INDUSTRY OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL MONTHS? We are very diverse, and as a result have not experienced any slowdown. Our outlook remains positive.