Wisconsin Plating Works of Racine Inc.

LOCATION: P.O. Box 1813
Racine, WI  53402
WEB SITE: wisplate.com
YEAR FOUNDED: 1919
PRODUCT OR SERVICE OFFERED: Metal finishing services
PROJECTED 2008 REVENUE: $4 million

LEADERSHIP TEAM:
Robert J. Toeppe, president; Jeffrey J. Toeppe, vice president; Nicki Marini, GM corporate customer service manager; and Kathy Toeppe, office manager.  

TARGET CLIENTELE: Industrial and commercial metalworking industries

BUSINESS ORGANIZATION MEMBERSHIPS:
National Association of Metal Finishers; National Federation of Independent Businesses; Racine Area Manufactures and Commerce; Chicago Metal Finishers Institute; and American Electroplaters and Surface Finishers.
WHAT HAS FUELED YOUR COMPANY’S GROWTH? An acquisition in 2005, and receiving a large long term automotive finishing contract in 2007.

WHAT IS THE BIGGEST OBSTACLE TO YOUR COMPANY’S GROWTH?
The ability to attract tallented skilled workers.

DO YOU PLAN ANY CHANGES IN YOUR COMPANY IN THE UPCOMING MONTHS? Implementation of cost control programs to maintain competitiveness on a global basis.  The impact of continued cost increases in metals and chemicals, utilities, enviromental compliance, diesel fuel, health insurance and taxes all impact our existance and survivability.

WHO ARE THE BUSINESS PEOPLE, LOCALLY OR NATIONALLY, WHOM YOU ADMIRE? AND WHAT TRAITS DO THOSE PEOPLE EXHIBIT THAT MAKE YOU ADMIRE THEM? N/A

WHAT IS THE OUTLOOK FOR THE BUSINESS CONDITIONS OF YOUR INDUSTRY OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL MONTHS?
Our business is riding a growth wave with existing and new business clients.  Over the next several months our expectations for continued growth are extremely high as long as our cost control programs are implemented and successful.

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