Projected 2019 Revenue: $40 million
Wenthe-Davidson Engineering Co. manufactures electric motor generator housings, emission system components for diesel trucks, and metal tubular products. Its growth is measured “by top and bottom-line activity,” according to president Frederick Anderson. In addition, “providing complete fabrication of all assemblies so (its) customers simply assemble” has contributed to the growth of the company, Anderson said.
Currently, Wenthe-Davidson Engineering Co. is challenged by the labor shortage and finding employees that fit the company. “The job markets are very tight no matter what positions we are trying to fill,” Anderson said.
Anderson is looking to solar and wind energy for growth and expansion of the company. Wenthe-Davidson has added a second location to help develop in those markets. Additionally, Anderson wants the company to push itself to be as cost efficient as possible, saying “there is always a better, less-costly way to manufacture and fabricate.” The company plans to achieve that “through lean manufacturing and the adoption of six sigma quality.”
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