December 20, 2018
New building means new process
By Ed Byrne The Brillion News
WRIGHTSTOWN – It is seldom that speeches at ribbon-cutting ceremonies to officially open a new industrial building are worth remembering. Most are forgotten by the time everyone is headed down the road.
But there were some insightful and instructive comments made by Christopher Howald, the CEO of Tweet Garot Mechanical on December 12 as the company dedicated its new plant at I-41 and County U in the Village of Wrightstown.
The 108,000 square foot manufacturing facility brings all of Tweet Garot’s “hands on” operations under one roof. It replaces four smaller facilities that had been scattered over various sites in metro Green Bay.
Howald called the new facility transformative.
“It’s taken us many years, multiple shop locations, a couple of near-perfect land acquisitions, countless brainstorming sessions, a white knight from Wrightstown, alfalfa land leases and a blood-swearing ceremony with the architect that we wouldn’t make any more changes,” Howald said. “It is one of the few mechanical design and manufacturing facilities in the country.”
The revolutionary part of the new plant is how it is perceived. It takes a business that has traditionally seen itself as a subcontractor in the construction industry, and turned it into a business with a manufacturing identity and efficiency.
“We had a problem solving mentality and unrivaled customer commitment, that along with great partners allowed us to become an industry leader in delivering mechanical construction as a service and as a solutions provider,” Howald said.
He said that the company has become good at overcoming the inefficiencies that are typical in the construction industry.
Please see the complete story in the December 20, 2018 print edition of The Brillion News.