Corporate Members


VOLK PACKAGING, Biddeford ME:  Volk Packaging designs, manufactures and distributes high-quality corrugated and foam products including shipping containers, inner packaging and stock boxes throughout New England.  Volk Packaging is a third generation family owned and operated business offering the service and attention not available from the large paper companies.  Anyone can sell a corrugated box or foam packaging, Volk Packaging offers much more than that.  The Volk team has dedicated associates servicing customers beyond all expectations. At Volk Packaging, customer service starts with the Volk family.

WUNDERLICH-MALEC, Winslow, ME: Wunderlich-Malec has been providing customers with engineering, system integration and fabrication solutions for more than 30 years. With offices throughout the US and over 350 professionals on our staff, we are one of the largest and most well established engineering companies in the United States, and we’ve successfully finished numerous projects for our US clients in many parts of the world. We're confident that our qualified staff has the knowledge, experience and talent to create and deliver the solutions you need for your facility process and operation needs.


E.A. DION, Attleboro, MA:   For almost 50 years, E.A. Dion, Inc. has been a proud manufacturer of creative custom recognition, promotion and motivation jewelry solutions. The Dion Manufacturing Company, founded in 1968 by Edward Dion Sr. (Ted and Dennis’ father) was a tiny 300 square foot shop in Attleboro, Massachusetts. The initial product line was Pennsylvania Dutch souvenir jewelry. The first foray into custom designed products was a lapel pin creation for a Pennsylvania distributor, Conestoga. In 1977, we incorporated as E. A. Dion and through a series of facility moves now operate in a 30,000 square foot modern facility.

GEM GRAVURE, Hanover, MA: Since 1952, Gem Gravure has been providing the best printing technology and fluids for marking wire & cable. Gem started with the original patented process for gravure marking wheels, introduced continuous ink jet (CIJ) to wire manufacturers and specially engineered inks for those tough applications. Now the benefit of that experience is available in all forms of coding. From bottling craft brews to manufacturing electronics, Gem creates product combinations that make your life easier.

APPLIED MATERIALS, Gloucester, MA: We are the leader in materials engineering solutions used to produce virtually every new chip and advanced display in the world. Our expertise in modifying materials at atomic levels and on an industrial scale enables customers to transform possibilities into reality. At Applied Materials, our innovations make possible the technology shaping the future.

IPG Photonics, Marlborough, MA: IPG Photonics is the leading developer and manufacturer of high-performance fiber lasers and amplifiers for diverse applications in numerous markets. IPG Photonics' diverse lines of low, medium and high-power lasers and amplifiers are used in materials processing, communications, entertainment, medical, biotechnology, scientific and advanced applications. Our products are displacing traditional technologies in many current applications and enabling new applications for lasers.



Pleasant View Gardens, Loudon, NH:

Our goal is to provide you with the most innovative selection of branded plant products and to ensure that every one of your experiences with Pleasant View is easy, friendly, successful, and rewarding. It all starts with the development of Proven Winners® and Proven Selections® varieties, bred to deliver outstanding garden performance, low maintenance, disease-resistance, and season-long color. Consumers nationwide have come to rely on our brands, so you can trust that growing/selling our branded material will yield a healthy profit for your business.



Admiral Packaging’s company headquarters are located in Providence, RI in a collection of buildings built between c. 1860 and 1986. Known today as the “Union Paper Co. building” our headquarters are an Ocean State landmark, listed on the National Register of Historic Places as an example of textile mill architecture and engineering. Through the implementation of LEAN manufacturing principles, Admiral Packaging has reduced its manufacturing square footage and converted the extra space to commercial offices. After the economic transformation, the huge Union Paper Co. complex is now occupied by a variety of businesses from start-ups and high-tech to an international transportation company.  ​

TIFFANY & Co, Cumberland Rhode Island: For more than 175 years, Tiffany & Co. has been synonymous with luxury and style. Few American companies have such an illustrious history. It begins with a founder’s vision of beauty that was brought to life through unassailable standards of excellence. As awards and accolades accrued, Mr. Tiffany led his company’s growth from a New York City legend to a jeweler of international renown. 


Tiffany employs jewelers at our jewelry manufacturing facilities in Cumberland, RI and Pelham and Mt. Vernon, NY. We also hire jewelers at our Customer Fulfillment Center in Parsippany, NJ, the Tiffany Service Center in Queens, NY and the Jewelry Manufacturing Shop in New York, NY


AMGEN, West Greenwich, RI: The New England Lean Consortium is pleased to announce a Returning new member to the organization, Amgen Rhode Island. Amgen is a biotech company. Their site in West Greenwich, RI produces bulk drug substance for over 12 products including the rheumatoid arthritis drug, Enbrel and LDL cholesterol lowering drug, Repatha. In April of 2018, Amgen announced a plan to build a $160 million “next generation” biopharmaceutical plant at its campus in West Greenwich, R.I., a project the company said will add 150 skilled manufacturing positions and create about 200 construction jobs.

COLONIAL MILLS, Pawtucket, RI: Colonial Mills has been crafting quality braided products for over 40 years. We make all of our products in our Pawtucket, Rhode Island facility, located just down the street from Slater Mill, the birthplace of the American textile industry.

VIBCO VIBRATORS, Wyoming, RI: We're the Expert Vibrator Guys! We understand that you make your purchasing decisions based on value and cost. We create value by manufacturing high-quality, low maintenance industrial vibrators, construction vibrators and other vibratory equipment; offering world-class vibrator technical support and personalized service; and innovating to ensure that you have access to the best possible vibration solutions. The whole VIBCO team is committed to our VIBCO Vibrators True North — Quality, Throughput, Innovation and Same Day, Next Day.


Sean Anzuoni, Quantum Leap Engineering

Jim Ball, Strengths Now

John A. Crawford, Plansee

Bob Bilodeau, Singular Manufacturing

Jeremy Pare, Thomas College

Patricia Malone

Andie Curtis

Jane Wilson