Uzelac Industries, Inc.

    Address: 6901 Industrial Loop, Greendale, WI 53129


    Year founded: 2003

    Product or service offered: Designer and manufacturer of direct fired rotary dryers that convert waste products from expensive material to dispose of to a quality flash dried, profitable by-product.

    Projected 2012 revenue: $5 million

    Leadership: Michael Uzelac, president

    Target clientele: Meat processing rendering biomass energy, municipal wastewater waste to energy

    Business organization memberships: Water Environment Federation, Pellet Fuel Institute, National Renderers Association

    What has fueled your business growth? “Green initiatives, renewable and alternative energy initiatives and environmental initiatives.”

    What has been the biggest obstacle to your company’s growth? “The ability of our customers to obtain project funding.”

    Do you plan any changes in your company in the upcoming months? “We hope for continued growth.”

    Who are the business people, locally or nationally, whom you admire? And what traits do those people exhibit that make you admire them? “I have had many mentors in my career and they all possessed the similar values of integrity, customer satisfaction and innovation.”

    What is the outlook for the business conditions of your industry over the next several months? “Based on the industries that we serve, one would assume the outlook is very positive. However, in the recent economy cautious optimism is the best approach.”

    What is your company’s key strategy for rising out of the recession? “To continue to provide our markets with cost effective solutions and superior customer service.”

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