Kenosha Racine Local/Regional Links Page


Business, Manufacturing, Material Handling, Warehousing, Logistics, Educational Links Southeast Wisconsin Northeast Illinois. is provided as a service by Inventory Operations Consulting LLC




Welcome to my local/regional links page.  This page provides links to local general business, manufacturing, material handling, warehousing, logistics, and educational sites which would be of interest to local manufacturers,  distributors and other businesses in Kenosha, Racine, Milwaukee, Chicago, and other areas in Southeast Wisconsin and Northeast Illinois.  The regional links provide links to services not available locally or regional manufactures of inventory operations related products. The listing of a site does not constitute an endorsement of the products or services offered.  I encourage you to support your local businesses and promote economic growth within your community.  For more general information visit my primary links page at  If you have a local or regional site related to inventory management or warehouse operations or provide related services and would like the site listed contact me at .  Sites are listed at my discretion, there is no charge for site listings.

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Organizations and Municipalities

Educational Services/Professional Organizations

Local Services (Consulting)

Local Services (Computer Related)

Business Parks

Material Handling and Storage Equipment Dealers

Commercial Warehousing/Logistics/Transportation

Local/Regional manufacturers of warehouse/material handling equipment 

Local/Regional software manufacturers

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Organizations / Municipalities / Business information.


Tri-County Business Partnership


City of Kenosha

Kenosha Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

Kenosha County Web Site

Kenosha Area Business Alliance (KABA)


Racine County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Racine Area Manufacturers and Commerce (RAMAC).

Racine County Economic Development Corp.

Racine County Small Business Development Center

Center for Advanced Technology & Innovation (CATI)


Metro Milwaukee Association of Commerce (MMAC)

MRA - The Management Association

City of Milwaukee Business Assistance Page


State of Wisconsin

Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce   

Wisconsin Occupational Safety Consultation (WISCon) WISCon offers on site safety consultations at no charge to Wisconsin Companies 

Wisconsin Regional Economic Partnership.  

Wisconsin Department of Commerce

Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership.  Madison, WI.   WMEP is the manufacturer's resource for improving productivity, profitability and competitiveness.

Wisconsin Business Resource Network  Organized listing of business related websites.


Lake County Chamber of Commerce  

Lake County Partners

Illinois Manufacturers Association  

The Management Association of Illinois

Business Publications

The Business Journal  Milwaukee area business publication.

Small Business Times.  Southeast Wisconsin Business publication.

Stateline Business  Business publication for the Beloit / Rockford / Janesville areas.

Crain's Chicago Business

Internet Directories

Wisconsin regional directory


Educational Services / Professional Organizations


Local Chapters of APICS, The Educational Society for Resource Management (formerly known as the American Production and Inventory Control Society)  Local Chapter sites maintain information on local APICS educational programs as well as local meetings and events

Racine / Kenosha (RAKE) APICS Chapter  

Milwaukee APICS Chapter

Chicago APICS Chapter

Wisconsin/Michigan Regional APICS Site

Illinois/Indiana Regional APICS Site


National Association of Purchasing Management - Milwaukee Chapter 

National Association of Purchasing Management - Chicago Chapter

Warehouse Education and Research Council - Chicagoland Chapter

American Society for Quality - Milwaukee Chapter

American Society for Quality - Chicago Chapter

Institute of Industrial Engineers - Milwaukee Chapter

Council of Logistics Management - Milwaukee Chapter

Institute of Management Consultants - Chicago Chapter

Independent Computer Consultants Association - Chicago Chapter

Racine Technology Organization

Milwaukee Score

Project Management Institute - Wisconsin Illinois Chapter

Gateway Technical College Business and Industrial services.

eTech Wisconsin Technical College System  A collection of online courses offered by various tech colleges in Wisconsin.

University of Wisconsin-Madison Executive Education seminars for Business and Management

Lakeview Technology Academy

Center for Quick Response Manufacturing.  Madison, WIThe Center for Quick Response Manufacturing was established in 1993 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as a forum to learn the theory and practice of QRM






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 Local Services (Consulting)

Inventory Operations Consulting Kenosha, WI   Assisting small to mid-sized local manufacturers and distributors in optimizing inventory management and warehouse operations.

ChemReport Inc.  Kenosha, WI.  Local Hazmat, MSDS, Compliance services.  ChemReport has recently upgraded its web site and is starting to offer free online training programs.

EC Workshops. Lake Geneva, WI  Provides webinars and on-site workshops on bar code standards, RFID, EDI, and related technologies.

Industrial Hygiene Sciences Waterford, WI  "Provides industrial hygiene consulting services including air and noise monitoring, MSDS preparation, risk assessment and audits, training and compliance assistance in issues related to hazardous substance or noise exposures."

Warner Consulting.  Racine, WI  Its mission to improve product quality and reduce design and manufacturing costs in industry.  Also includes a pretty good links page to quality related sites.

MHC Material Handling Consultants. St Charles, IL  "Industrial engineering consulting firm that specializes in process improvement, planning, design, integration, and implementation of systems for the manufacturing, transportation, and distribution industries"

CompassLead Consulting. Oak Lawn, IL. Systems implementation and  project management services. Specializes in rescuing failed or troubled projects.

TradeWindsGroup.  Oak Brook, IL 

Midwest Lean. Green Bay, WI Consulting and training services related to leam manufacturing (TPM, 5Ss, SMED, JIT, etc.)

Industrial Safety Controls, Inc.  Kenosha, WI  Machine safety and personal protection products and services.

Minnie Erecting Ltd.  Racine, WI  Minnie Erecting, Ltd custom designs and installs production and materials handling systems nationwide

Key Engineering Group, Ltd.  Racine, WI

Automatic Fire Protection.  Milwaukee, WI

Safety Connections Inc. Menomonee Falls, WI


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 Local Services (Systems Integrators, Programming, Network, Internet)

Process and Technology Solutions, Inc. Kenosha, WI   Software design, system integrators, bar code, RF, data collection.

PCC Systems. Germantown, WI.  Systems integration and engineering firm focusing on industrial automation solutions.

Business Technology Group, Inc.  Libertyville, IL  Systems integrator specializing in shop floor and warehouse data collection systems.

Guardian Business Solutions, Inc. Brookfield, WI  Makers of ShopTalk manufacturing execution software that focuses on user productivity through the use of touch screens, voice, and wearable technologies.

Miles Technologies Lake Zurich, IL  Bar code data collection hardware reseller and integrator. Site includes online store.

Best Way Technologies Elk Grove Village, IL  Systems integrator specializing in shipping systems and wireless data collection systems.

Advanced Wireless, Inc. Milwaukee/Chicago  Systems integrator specializing in wireless technologies.

Midwest Controls.  Pleasant Prairie, WI.  Custom industrial controls, database design, website design.

Right Connection Inc. Kenosha, WIComputer solutions, web hosting, network setup, maintenance.

Ram Info systems.  Kenosha, WINetwork setup, Systems integration, as400 programming,

Platinum Systems.  Kenosha, WIWeb design, Information systems, Network Setup.

Racineonline.  Racine, WI  Web design, hosting

Business Solutions & Networking. Kenosha, WI   Network Setup, Web hosting,

WriteStarr Information Services.  Pleasant Prairie, WI  Technical writing and illustrating, website design.

Professional Control Corporation.  Germantown, WI  Software and systems integration of industrial automation and material handling control systems.

RTC Technologies.   Racine, WI  Custom software development and network services.

AARMAX Inc.  Gurnee, IL.  Computer Training.


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  Commercial Warehousing / Logistics / Transportation

Mann Public Warehouse. Kenosha, WI.  Several warehouses in Kenosha.

Warren Industries.  Racine, WI.  Specialist in high volume multi-operation finishing, packaging and fulfillment operations

MDS Fulfillment. Milwaukee, WI Full service fulfillment.

Warehouse Specialists, Inc.  Appleton, WI  Third party warehouses throughout Wisconsin including several in Sturtevant.

Unified Solutions Inc. Pleasant Prairie, WI  Contract packaging

Hansen Storage. Milwaukee, WI Several warehouses in Milwaukee area.

Kolnik Trucking, Warehousing, & Distribution.  Darien, WI  Regional full-truck-load carrier and warehousing services.

Industrial Storage Warehouse Corp. Chicago, IL Specializes in Steel, Lumber, and Machinery Commodities.

T-P-I Transit Planners Inc. Racine, WI.  Comprehensive shipping services.

Dallas Mavis Specialized Carriers. Kenosha, WI


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 Material Handling and Storage Equipment Dealers.

Wisconsin Lift Truck Corp  Material handling equipment.  Locations throughout Wisconsin.

Yale Equipment Services  Menomonee Falls, WI    Established in 1956, Yale Equipment & Services, Inc. (formerly Hugh Ayers Company) has been a long-standing presence representing the Yale Lift Truck product line and other related products within the material handling industry

Badger Material Handling New Berlin, WI.  Badger Material Handling is located in New Berlin, Wisconsin, and is proud to service the material handling needs of the southeastern part of the state.

Stoffel Equipment Company  Milwaukee, WI  Material handling equipment (Raymond dealer)

MEE Material Handling L.L.C.  Milwaukee, WI Material handling equipment (Hyster dealer)

Babush Material Handling Systems.  Milwaukee, WI  Full service integrator of conveyor and turn key material handling systems.

Storage Systems of Wisconsin Inc. Waukesha, WI Storage Systems of Wisconsin designs, sells, and installs industrial products ranging from standard pallet rack to fully automated storage / retrieval systems.

Numina Group.  Bur Ridge, IL  Material Handling Automation solutions including software, controls, equipment, programming.

MHS Material Handling Services Inc. Various locations throughout the midwest.

MII Equipment  Milwaukee, WI  Material handling equipment distributor.

Warehouse Equipment Co.  Germantown, WIWarehouse Equipment Company, Inc. is a distributor of new and used material handling and warehouse technology products

C&H Distributors.  Milwaukee, WI.  Distributor of storage, material handling, safety, janitorial, and shop equipment.  These guys put out an excellent catalog.

SJF Material Handling Equipment. Winsted, MN  New and Used warehouse equipment.

US Lift and Warehouse Equipment Inc. Elk Grove Twnshp, IL  New and Used material handling equipment.

Industrial Kinetics, Inc  Conveyor and material handling systems.

Convey or Store. Aurora, IL  Conveyor systems and related equipment.

Voss Equipment, Inc.  Hillside, IL.  Material handling equipment distributor.

National Material Handling Products Inc.  Wauwatosa, WI  Industrial and warehouse equipment.

Cherry Industrial Equipment Corp.  Bensenville, IL.  Specialists in material handling needs.

National Wooden Pallet & Container Association (NWPCA)  Wisconsin member directory.

I-Tech Automation Mundelein, IL  Bar code equipment sales, rental, service, and supplies.

e.Parts Gurnee, IL  Eparts supplies Lift Truck repair and replacement parts, pallet trucks, forklift jacks.

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 Local/Regional manufacturers of warehouse/material handling equipment.

Topper Industrial.  Sturtevant, WI.  Manufacturer of standard and custom steel containers, hoppers, and pallets.

Steel King Industries, Inc.  Stevens Point, WI.  Manufacturer of racking.

Interlake Mecalux Inc. Melrose Park, IL..  Manufacturer of racking and automated material handling systems (AS/RS, Carousels)

Lyon Workspace Products.  Aurora, IL.  Manufacturer of Industrial storage products.

Mecalux.  Melrose Park, IL   Manufacturer of racking

Rite-Hite  Milwaukee, WI.  Manufacturer of loading dock equipment.

Nova Technology  Menomonee Falls, WI  Manufacturer of loading dock equipment

Ellwell-Parker  Bedford Park, IL  Lift truck manufacturer, specializes in high capacity trucks.

HK Systems, Inc.  Milwaukee, WI  Provider of integrated supply chain solutions including software, automated material handling equipment, and system integration.

Innovative Picking Technologies, Inc. (IPTI).   Dousman, WI  Manufacturer of order picking equipment including pick-to-light, RF batch picking cart, and sorting system.

Wildeck, Inc.  Waukesha, WI  Manufacturer of mezzanines, vertical lift equipment, rack guards, equipment guards, and other protective equipment.

Cubic Designs Inc.  New Berlin, WI  Designs and manufactures custom mezzanines.

Roll-A-Way Conveyors.  Gurnee, IL.  Manufacturers of standard and custom conveyors.

Zebra Technologies.  Vernon Hills, IL  Manufacturer of barcode printers and accessories.

Rehrig Pacific.  Pleasant Prairie, WI.  Manufacturer of plastic crates, containers, pallets.

Menasha Material Handling Corporation.  Oconomowoc, WI.  Manufacturer of plastic totes, trays, and pallets.

Lift Products, Inc.  Elm Grove, WI.  Lift tables, carts, battery handling and other ergonomic equipment.

Interthor, Inc.  Broadview, IL  Pallet trucks, stackers, container tilters, work positioners.

GNB Technologies.   Lombard, IL.  Manufacturers of Champion maintenance free batteries and GNB chargers.  I've used these maintenance free batteries on lift trucks and was very impressed.

Dehnco  Barrington, IL  Manufacturers of modular work centers, packing stations.

Dorner Manufacturing.  Hartland, WI  Conveyor systems.

P&H Morris Material Handling.  Milwaukee, WI.  Manufacturer of overhead cranes.

Nercon Engineering and Manufacturing.  Oshkosh, WI.  Conveyor systems for manufacturing and material handling.

Arrowhead Systems.  Oshkosh, WI.  Conveyor and container handling systems.

Liftomatic  Buffalo Grove, IL.   Drum handling equipment including stand-alone equipment and lift truck attachments.

Liftex, Inc.  Gurnee, IL.  Manufacturer of synthetic lifting slings.

Corecon  Plano, IL   Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs)

Powerbrace Corporation.  Kenosha, WI  Manufacturer of products for the transportation industries.  Door securement systems, impact guards.

Intrupa   Grayslake, IL.  Manufacturers and distributors of lift truck replacement parts and accessories.

Minuteman International, Inc.  Addison, IL  Manufacturer of industrial cleaning equipment (sweepers, scrubbers)

Goff's Enterprises Pewaukee, WI  Retractable Curtain Walls and dock  curtains.

FEECO International Green Bay, WI  Equipment for handling and processing of bulk materials and recycling manufacturing waste.



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  Local/Regional software manufacturers

Catalyst Warehouse Management Systems  Milwaukee, WI.  Warehouse management software.

Diversified Data Systems, Inc.  Green Bay, WI  Warehouse management software.

IRMS Downers Grove, IL  Warehouse Management Software

RedPrairie.  Waukesha, WI  Formerly McHugh Software. Supply Chain execution software (WMS, TMS).

Lightning Pick  Germantown, WI Pick-to-light systems.

Software PM. Milwaukee, WI   AS/400 based MRPII software for small manufacturers

Teklynx Software Solutions. Milwaukee, WI    Automated identification and data collection (AIDC) software.

Harris Data Brookfield, WI  Enterprise software for mid-sized manufacturers and distributors.

Symmetrix Software, Inc Brookfield, WI ProdLogix product configuration software for configure-to-order manufacturing.

Guardian Business Solutions, Inc. Brookfield, WI  Makers of ShopTalk manufacturing execution software that focuses on user productivity through the use of touch screens, voice, and wearable technologies.

Horizon Software.  Park Ridge, IL  Makers of MRP PLUS manufacturing software

Enterprise Data Management Inc.  Rolling Meadows, IL  Warehouse management software/hardware.

Catalpa Systems Inc.  Chicago, IL  ERP software.

FactoryWare.  Evanston, IL  Offers information tools for the manufacturing industry.

.EXE, Inc   Milwaukee, WI  Manufacturing-focused Business Intelligence and Data Collection systems designed to enhance functionality of ERP systems.

LogicTools.  Chicago, IL  Optimization based decision support software for logistics and supply chain management.


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Distribution/Computer Expo May 17-19, 2005 Chicago, IL

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