We are much more than MCL….we are a member of “The Village”
Are you intrigued? Now you know MCL, did you also know that we are a “member” of 6 companies/organizations that have common ownership? While MCL’s roots date back to 1979, our shareholders also started a “sister company” Bay Tek Games which is in the business of manufacturing redemption games for family fun centers. Since that time, our owners’ entrepreneurial instincts have led us to assimilating 4 more organizations into a collection of 6 entities we now call “The Village”.
The Village members are:
|MCL Industries, Inc.||Bay Tek Games, Inc.||LMG||NPDG||Green Bay Blizzard||Northwinds
|MCL Industries, Inc.||Bay Tek Games, Inc.||LMG||NPDG||Green Bay Blizzard||Northwinds Adventures|
Bay Tek Games is also located in Pulaski, WI. LMG is a manufacturer of injection molding presses, located in De Pere WI; NPDG is an innovation company formed to develop new products; The Blizzard is a professional arena football franchise located in Green Bay, WI. We also operate KBC (Keweenaw Base Camp) which is a Christian-based summer youth camp located in Houghton, MI. It is certainly an eclectic association but one that allows us to benefit in 3 primary ways:
By working together in our continuous improvement, we can share resources. These resources include our people, our collective financial strength, and our facilities. As we continue to do this we gain economic synergies and, most importantly, create additional capacity for us to grow.
The second is to collectively discover and share best practices. By using the talented people from each of our organizations, who have different backgrounds and learnings we can create the best solutions to master our challenges and capitalize on our opportunities. These best practices can then be shared with all who may benefit including our people, our Village members, our customers, suppliers, and our community.
Third and by far the most important is to create the opportunity to dream together around what could be next for our individual organizations or the Village as a whole. To dare to explore together that wouldn’t even enter our minds if we were working independently. It may be pursuing a large opportunity presented to us by a customer that would take a Village to accomplish. It could be acquiring or starting another business that makes great sense if we do it together. It could be something great for our community.
As we continue together as a Village, we are very confident that we will achieve:
- Greater financial strength to grow during good times and weather any difficult ones
- Greater capacity in our work force, equipment, and facilities
- Greater career opportunities and financial rewards for our people
- More ways for our community to benefit from our success
- New people wishing to join us and more impactful opportunities for our community
- Most of all it gives our talented, hardworking and passionate people the ability to dream of what would be, and to be courageous enough to make them come true
- And by MCL’s association through “The Village” our ability to be a world class supplier continues