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A humble beginning
Prototype Solutions Group, Inc. opened its doors for business in October 2005 in Menomonie, WI. With combined experience in prototyping and product development, five founders including Alan Anderson, Kurt Bengtson, Tom Budd, Scott Hearley and Karen Halvorson-Falk, set out to create a full-service rapid prototyping firm.
With a humble beginning, PSG leased a 10,000 square foot facility (once a potato chip factory) and started serving clients with three CNC machines, six casting tanks, one 3D printer, and one paint booth. With just three employees in the first four months of operation, PSG was off to a successful start working with small businesses to Fortune 500 companies and government agencies.
Leased no more!
In just three short years, PSG purchased the facility in July 2008.
Expansion of capabilities
Several manufacturing machines were added to the production floor in these few years:
- Purchase of first 5-axis CNC mill in 2009
- Acquisition of pad printing business in 2010
- Purchase of first FDM machine in 2011
- Purchase of 150 watt laser system in 2011
- Acquisition of a model shop from a local manufacturer in 2011
Busting at the seams
As employee count grew quickly it wasn’t too long before manufacturing space was limited. Expansion began in February 2012 with the addition of 14,000 square feet to nearly double the amount of manufacturing space.
PSG purchased a new heated casting tank for additional casting capabilities. This new tank is 4 feet in diameter and 6 feet long.
PSG invests in live tooling capabilities to increase efficiencies and versatility to the CNC shop.
Large frame SLA
With the purchase of the ProX 800, PSG increased their SLA build envelope size to 25.6" x 29.5" x 21.65".
To keep up with the demand for CNC services and to expand machining capabilities, PSG purchases five new machines within three years:
— 3x DMG-MORI CMZ 1100 Vertical Mills
— 1x DMG-MORI CLX 450 TC Lathe
— 1x DMG-MORI CLX 450 Mill Turn
Investing in quality
PSG invests in quality by developing a Quality Management System and purchasing Keyence quality equipment to increase inspection capabilities.
Prototek acquires PSG
PSG is acquired by Prototek Holdings LLC ("Prototek"), a leading North American digital manufacturing provider of CNC machining, sheet metal and industrial 3D printing. Prototek operates in 11 facilities across the US, with over 300 employees and more than 250,000 square feet of manufacturing workspace. This new partnership will allow PSG to offer the same great service with additional manufacturing capabilities and capacity to better serve client needs.
PSG continues to successfully operate in the 24,000 square foot facility with more than 40 manufacturing machines. Our approach to business has enabled the company to grow and evolve its services and capabilities to add value to many industries.
From the very beginning, through all of the change, and as PSG’s story continues to unfold, one thing will remain certain: a strong commitment to service and quality.
We add value to our customers through long-term relationships and unparalleled experiences. We spend the extra time exploring different solutions to achieve customer objectives. Customer satisfaction is paramount to our success.
We take pride in our quality workmanship. We work with a focused attitude to deliver professional standards and drive consistent results. We will do it and we will do it well.
We move with speed, flexibility and cohesion to adapt to evolving circumstances. We anticipate risk and opportunity, enabling us to provide tailored solutions. We have a strong appetite to acquire new skills and master new situations.
We are dedicated to the success of our customers. We are disciplined in our work, we are true to our word, and we deliver on expectations. We don’t give up.
We recognize the importance of work, family, and community. We encourage our employees to find the right blend between work and life to succeed in both. We support our employees in living their best lives.
The secret to our success is working with the right people. Our team is made up of thinkers, makers, and doers. We focus, we hustle, we accomplish.
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A graduate from the UW-Stout Business Management program, Scott brings nearly 25 years of project management experience to PSG. He has honed his skills from industries such as the printed circuit board sector, commercial printing, and the wire and cable industry. Scott works to build quality into the project from the beginning; he values strong customer relationships works to provide a satisfying customer experience.
Ross graduated from UW-Stout with key focuses on manufacturing engineering and injection molding. Since then, he has spent 11 years as a Manufacturing Engineer in both the plastics and metal fabrication fields. Throughout this time, he has used his skills in finding creative solutions to challenging problems, managing both large and small complex projects, and creating innovative designs and processes. Ross aims to provide prompt customer service and a streamlined approach to project management.
Sales & Marketing Manager
Mark Graduated from the UW-Milwaukee, majoring in Business Administration and Finance. Mark brings 10 years' experience working with business leaders, assisting in the development and execution of sales and marketing initiatives, across a variety of industries. Mark brings an unbiased prospective, a creative mindset, and a commitment to follow through. This, combined with Mark’s extensive experience with lead generation, contact management, and customer service, makes him a vital asset to our team.
Kyle graduated from Ashworth College with a focus in Mechanical Engineering and design. Since then, he has spent almost 10 years as a Design Engineer in the medical, aerospace, and defense industries. Throughout this time, he has used his skills to hone in on what customers can do to tweak their designs to make manufacturability easier with a quicker turnaround. Kyle views client projects not only as a challenge but also an opportunity to collaborate on finding solutions to create a better product.
Director of Operations