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Midwest

Morton	Industries

library of tools that can be set on
modular fixtures. This allows the company to keep its tooling costs competitive because it doesn't need to build a
new set of tools to make a specific part.
	 As hard as Morton Industries works
to keep costs down for its customers,
however, there remain certain costs
that are out of the company's control for
the most part. One of the most significant for the company today is the cost
of worker's compensation and healthcare, which cut into the company's already-thin profit margins.
"We're completely exposed on those
types of costs," Ober says.
However, Morton Industries is doing
what it can to mitigate those expenses,
primarily through a program aimed at
promoting wellness and healthy life-

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styles among its employees. Ober says
that through a combination of educational programs and providing employees with access to health professionals
to help them plan healthier lifestyles
on and off the job, Morton Industries
already has seen a substantial decrease
in its worker's compensation costs.
"That's been a big win," Ober says.

Building	on	Strength
Even though Ober characterizes the
marketplace as "challenging" for the
last few years, Morton Industries is confident that it will continue to serve its
customers and remain at the top of the
industry. He says the company is working closely with existing and potential
customers to determine what Morton
Industries can do to help them reach

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their full potential and help them grow.
Ober says the company also plans to
continue investing in new technologies
and processes to create greater benefits
for its customers, as well. This may involve
acquisitions as well as organic growth, he
adds. In all, Ober says, Morton Industries
believes the next 70 years of its history
should be just as successful as the first. mt
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on the cutting edge of their trade. We cultivate customer
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Marion Manufacturing, working with Morton Machining,
has centers that are designed to provide the latest in both
precision and speed. Marion Manufacturing is able to
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