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Archive of: Manufacturing Video

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On the Job: Phoenix Pro Shop

Jeff Taylor, manager of Phoenix Pro Shop in Fitchburg and Madison, Wis., demonstrates the art and science of making a custom bowling ball.

December 2015

On the Job: Hallman-Lindsay Paint

Dave Dedie, a plant supervisor and production manager for Hallman-Lindsay Paint, demonstrates how the paint that eventually ends up on our walls is made, one 600 gallon batch at a time.

August 2015

On the Job: Yahara Materials Inc.

Crushing Plant Foreman Grant Kelsey, of Yahara Materials Inc., talks about the hard, hot work of operating a quarry that crushes tons of rock every day for use in road construction and other projects.

July 2015

Brightside Skincare aims to be natural choice

Madison Noteworthy's Mike Victorson interviews Kerri Johanning of Brightside Skincare. Johanning worked on developing her products for almost a year, including consulting with the American Cancer Society to provide a healthy, natural skin-care line.

March 2015

On the Job: Alt.Kilt

Madison-based kilt maker Regina Davan shares how she makes her custom kilts, which she sells to customers around the world.

March 2015

Dane County's 3-D printing pioneer

IBTV kicks off its partnership with Madison Noteworthy with this exciting feature on Midwest Prototyping, a local company that's on the cutting edge of 3-D printing services.

January 2015

Inside Peek: Ale Asylum

This week, IBTV interviews Hathaway Dilba, co-founder and director of promotions for Ale Asylum, a craft brewery and tasting room in Madison. Ale Asylum recently built and moved into a new location that will provide extensive expansion opportunities for the company's yearly and seasonal craft beers. With a focus on hoppy beers, Ale Asylum produces craft beers like the popular Hopalicious, an American pale ale; Ambergeddon, an amber beer; and Contorter Porter.

November 2012
IBTV Inside Peek: Evco Plastics

IBTV Inside Peek: Evco Plastics

Many travelers have seen Evco's building along I-94/39 while heading north toward the Dells. This week, we visit with Dale Evans, president of Evco Plastics, to learn more about the business. Evco was founded by Dale’s parents in their basement and has grown into a global custom plastic injection molder of thermoplastic resins with mold design and mold building. The company has 10 manufacturing facilities located throughout the U.S., China, and Mexico; employs over 800 people; and operates 140 injection molding presses ranging from 28 to 3,300 tons. Among the markets it serves are medical, industrial, consumer, and office products.

August 2012
IBTV Inside Peek: Trachte Building Systems

IBTV Inside Peek: Trachte Building Systems

This week IBTV goes behind the scenes to learn more about Trachte Building Systems of Sun Prairie. The company has been manufacturing steel buildings since its founding over 100 years ago. Over time, Trachte has gone from manufacturing steel Quonset huts and completely self-contained fast-food restaurants to designing and manufacturing steel self-storage buildings. The company markets to investors around the world interested in owning a self-storage facility.

July 2012

IBTV Inside Peek: Albion Swords, Ltd

This week IBTV goes behind the scenes to interview Amy Waddell, president and CEO of Albion Swords, Ltd. in New Glarus. Albion Swords is a designer and manufacturer of over 200 types of handcrafted, limited-edition, museum-quality swords that are re-creations of period originals or licensed swords from film, literature, or fantasy art.

June 2012