Experience

  • Energy Audits
  • Energy Cost Reduction
  • Manufacturing Profit Improvement
  • Cost Reductions
  • Safety Programs
  • Safety Training
  • Supervisory Training
  • Executive Training
  • Project Management
  • Capital Project Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Business Plan Development
  • Quality Systems
  • ISO, QS, TS16949 Development
  • Quality Certification Programs
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Product and Process Improvements
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Experience and Expertise

Walt Dindoffer owner of Development Solutions has over 27 years of manufacturing experience covering all aspects of operations. He has been successful in improving profits for his clients and employers throughout his career. He has several network contacts which he has access to help in bigger projects and areas where his expertise is limited. The ability of Development Solutions covers the one day projects to the long term large projects.

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Client List and Projects

  • IKO, Inc. –Monroe, Michigan
    roofing felt and paper manufacturer
    • Plant Manager
    • $20 Million Capital Modification of paper mill
    • Installation of roofing felt line
    • Improved safety performance from 18 LTA to 1 per year.
    • Negotiated first union contract for facility
    • Decreased water consumption by 90% from 2.2 MGD to .2 MGD
  • Abitibi-Price/ABTCO- Toledo, Ohio
    paneling converting plant
    • Manufacturing and Engineering Manager
    • Managed all production, engineering, maintenance, environmental emissions, energy, safety, fire prevention, continuous improvement, warehouse/shipping, truck fleet and customer service
    • Improved operations in all areas, decreased delivery time from 2 weeks to 2 days, reduced inventory by 30%, improved productivity by 35%
    • Received several state, local and industry safety awards
  • Western Michigan University, Energy Learning Center,- Kalamazoo, Michigan
    • Implemented alternate energy systems
    • Energy research house monitoring equipment installations
    • Research on insulation for homes
    • Installed solar panels
  • P&S Industries- Port Huron, Michigan
    • Cogeneration feasibility studies for company on contract basis
    • Energy cost reduction analysis for clients
    • Electric rate evaluation for clients
  • Doeller Jarvis- Toledo, Ohio
    • Energy Audit
    • Cost Savings Plan
    • Equipment evaluation for energy improvements
  • IPMC Acquisition- Detroit, Michigan
    • Steam turbine efficiency improvements and new control program
    • In-line power factor control system
    • De-superheater steam system replacement and improvements
    • Paper machine vacuum system improvement plan
    • Roof insulation and paper machine ventilation improvement project
    • Energy assessment of turbine condensing water and condensation systems
  • The Dolphin Company- Toledo, Ohio
    • Client since 2001
    • Developed safety program and policies
    • OSHA inspection preparation
    • Continuous safety improvement and training
    • ISO-9000 work rule development
    • Equipment evaluation
  • EDCO, Inc.- Toledo, Ohio
    • Provided safety training
    • Developed safety policies
    • ISO-14000 policy and procedure development
    • QS-9000 with TE Supplement developed and certification obtained
    • Preventative maintenance
    • Continuous improvement plan for processes and engineering were implemented
  • USUI International- Olive Branch, Mississippi
    • Greenfield startup of Automotive Parts Plant, fuel and brake lines
    • QS 9000 development
    • Warehouse and shipping operations established
    • Electrical back up system for automotive parts plant
    • Energy operations assessment
  • Dunn Paper- Port Huron, Michigan
    • Paper Machine modifications
      • Reel modifications
      • Wax system additions
      • Vacuum Pump Installations
      • Stock cleaning equipment
      • Compressed Air Systems
      • Water system Reductions
    • Energy assessment study
    • Energy efficiency improvements cutting 9% of per-unit energy usage
    • Waste heat recovery projects
    • Steam system plant-wide balance
    • Energy project list developed, showing potential of over 40 projects
    • Cogeneration and alternative energy evaluation and plan
    • USDA energy efficiency grant development
  • Great Lakes Tissue- Cheboygan, Michigan
    • Energy assessment
    • #8 Paper Machine steam system evaluation
    • #8 VAS Yankee hood steam and condensate improvement plan
  • Valentine Paper- Lockport, Louisiana
    • Cogeneration system evaluation
    • Energy study and evaluation
    • Conservation plans and projects
    • Alternative fuels review and recommendations
    • Electrical rate negotiations with utility
  • Johnston Textiles- Opp, Alabama; Phenix City, Alabama; Shamut, Alabama
    • Energy study and audit at three textile plants
    • Energy conservation project proposals
    • Water usage evaluations
  • Irving Tanning Company- Hartland, Maine
    • Energy study, audit, and strategic plan for leather tannery
    • Energy conservation projects and proposal
    • Cogeneration evaluation
    • Biomass boiler evaluation
  • Domtar Industries, Inc.- Port Huron, Michigan
    • Power plant energy audit and energy reduction plan for lightweight paper manufacturer
    • Coal boiler efficiency improvement project
    • Project list development and implementation plans
  • Rolled Alloys- Temperance, Michigan
    • Safety System Evaluation
    • Employee Incentive Program
    • Safety Goal and Commitment Development

Development Solutions has the ability to help clients reduce cost and improve profits. We guarantee our performance.

Contact Us to discuss your project needs.