Reliable Plating Works awarded for sustainability practices

Lean and green efforts have saved $1M in operating costs over two years

Reliable Plating Works, a Milwaukee nickel and chrome decorative plating firm, was recently recognized for its lean and sustainability efforts at the 2010 Manufacturing Extension Partnership National Conference in Orlando, Florida.

The company was honored for its Green Belt/Six Sigma training, which has resulted in an approximate $1 million in cost reductions over the last two years as well as reduced its emissions and hazardous waste. Much of Reliable’s training was proved by the Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership (WMEP). WMEP nominated Reliable for the award at the conference.

In its nomination letter, WMEP wrote:

“To Reliable Plating Works, Inc., green is not just a trend or an industry buzzword, it is a serious business strategy for any manufacturer interested in becoming more profitable, efficient, and environmentally responsible. Though the company has a long history of being a leader in recycling and zero discharge technology, it wanted to take lean and green to the next level.”


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