Enercon Engineering has added employment, invested in new technology and increased revenues in part because of technical assistance provided by IMEC and funding support from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO).
Over the years, Enercon has utilized IMEC for assistance in a number of areas, most recently engaging IMEC specialists to standardize operating methods (utilizing Training Within Industry) and provide workers with new tools to increase output and resolve problems.
“IMEC has domain-specific expertise in areas where we may not have the in house resources,” said Larry Tangel, CEO of Enercon Engineering. “They have helped increase the knowledge and capability of our supervisors so that they are more effective in leading their people.” That workforce training portion of that project was partially paid for by a grant from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity’s Employer Training Investment Program.
Enercon has experienced revenue growth of more than 91% to meet worldwide demand for power generation, and invested $2.5 million in upgraded equipment and productivity enhancements.
In one high profile example of the company’s flexibility, Enercon helped meet Japan’s need for power in the aftermath of a devastating tsunami and nuclear shutdown. On seven weeks notice, Enercon provided 48 megawatts to the country beating the delivery time of an overseas competitor.
- Investments of $2.5 million in new equipment
- Standard work enabling Enercon to respond faster to changing market forces