LOCATION: S81 W18510 Gemini Drive, Muskego, WI 53150
WEB SITE: www.crosstownemachining.com
YEAR FOUNDED: 1989
PRODUCT OR SERVICE OFFERED: Custom and production machining.
PROJECTED 2008 REVENUE: $2 million
LEADERSHIP TEAM: Layne Meyers, owner and president; and David Griffith, owner and chief executive officer.
TARGET CLIENTELE: Our target clintele would be original equipment manufacturers (OEM’s), and their suppliers, whom require high quality CNC machining for their products.
BUSINESS ORGANIZATION MEMBERSHIPS: MMAC; Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce; Tool, Die & Machining Asscociation of Wisconsin.
WHAT HAS FUELED YOUR COMPANY’S GROWTH? While a fair amount of our growth has come from new customer relationships, the main part of our growth has been fueled by broadening our existing customer relationships. By consistently delivering our finished product correctly and on time, they are willing to give us additional opportunities to earn more business from them.
WHAT IS THE BIGGEST OBSTACLE TO YOUR COMPANY’S GROWTH? Capital. There are a lot of opportunities for our company to expand, not only in machining, but also in complementary areas. Access to additional capital is our main obstacle to growth.
DO YOU PLAN ANY CHANGES IN YOUR COMPANY IN THE UPCOMING MONTHS? Our business plan calls for continued growth for the rest of the year. We will continue to add employees and facilities to meet our business needs. We also plan to obtain our ISO-9001 certification by the end of the calendar year.
WHO ARE THE BUSINESS PEOPLE, LOCALLY OR NATIONALLY, WHOM YOU ADMIRE? AND WHAT TRAITS DO THOSE PEOPLE EXHIBIT THAT MAKE YOU ADMIRE THEM? 1. Don Canterna, president of Waukesha Cherry-Burrell. Don’s ability to allow his people to execute their expertise un-hindered made him a great leader. 2. Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric. His management beliefs such as: employee differenciation, candor and change and winning in the markets you compete in are things that we have brought to our company. 3. Milwaukee County Executive, Scott Walker, and U.S. Congressman, Paul Ryan. Both of these politicians keep promises they make, they support small growing business like ours and they both keep the taxpayer the No. 1 priority.
WHAT IS THE OUTLOOK FOR THE BUSINESS CONDITIONS OF YOUR INDUSTRY OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL MONTHS? Modest growth. While the U.S. economy may be somewhat slow right now, the low U.S. dollar has helped our industry. It has created opportunities for us to machine parts that will be used overseas