Base CaseBy Sean Gallagher | Posted 2003-05-01 Email Print
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A maker of old-fashioned mixers blends in new technology to stay ahead of the churn.
Lightnin: Base Case
Headquarters: 135 Mt. Read Blvd., Rochester, NY 14611
Phone: (585) 436-5550
Business: Worldwide supplier of "flow technology"industrial and laboratory mixers and impellers.
Chief Information Officer: Richard Gray, vice president of information technology and e-business.
Financials in 2002: Parent company SPX Corp. reported $1.39 billion in sales and $219 million in operating income from Lightnin and other units devoted to flow technology.
Challenge: Improve speed and efficiency of product manufacturing.