Supply Chain Management

Small manufacturers mean big business

By the Wisconsin Rapids Tribune

Nov 24, 2015

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Dan Dix’s five-crew shop might seem tiny compared to the 1,000-acre paper mill towering a mile away.

But in fact, Dix and his fabrication company, BDT, Inc., represent the largest segment of manufacturers in Wisconsin: small businesses.

“They’re critical,” said Buckley Brinkman, executive director of the Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping small- and medium-sized manufacturers.

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