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West Paw Design

Eco-friendly pet product manufacturer unleashes new manufacturing process with FileMaker Go for iPad

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Manufacturers of world-famous home appliances organize crucial stages in the design process with FileMaker Pro 7

Whirlpool Corporation manufactures a full line of home appliances, under such brand names as Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Brastemp, Bauknecht, and Consul. Based in Benton Harbor, MI, Whirlpool Corporation maintains manufacturing and distribution facilities worldwide, employing more than 68,000 people in the design, manufacture, and distribution of its products. Members of the design team depend on FileMaker Pro 7 to organize an essential element of their work.

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Manufacturer of Restaurant Furnishings Tracks Orders with FileMaker

To succeed in a fast-paced manufacturing business, you can't just let things happen. You've got to be up and doing -- looking for ways to improve service to your customers. That's the formula at Waymar Industries, a fast-growing manufacturer of restaurant furnishings -- and a key component in that formula is FileMaker Pro, the award-winning database software application from FileMaker Inc.

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Super Service

When the sale is made -- that's when good customer service really begins. That's the watchword for an increasing number of forward-thinking businesses who recognize that the valued relationship with their customers is still only beginning when the check is signed. Sophisticated customer-service systems have become a vital element in ongoing business plans -- and that's where communications support providers like Volvo Action Service fill a crucial need. And helping to keep those lines of communication open between company and customer, you'll find FileMaker Pro -- the award-winning database software solution from FileMaker Inc.!

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Manufacturer of high-quality membrane switches and printed industrial plastics tracks work orders with custom-designed application based on FileMaker Pro 8

Precision manufacturing of custom-designed parts is the mission at True North Printed Plastics. Located in Mississauga, Ontario, this firm provides plastic membrane switches and other custom-printed plastic devices to a wide range of customers in the automotive, electronic, and medical fields. The company tracks all of its work orders, every step of the way, with a unique, custom-built FileMaker Pro database application.

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Tour de France, tour de force!

Say Lance Armstrong and sports fans say cycling. Say Lance Armstrong's rig and serious cyclists say Trek. Based in Waterloo, Wisconsin, the Trek Bicycle Corporation began in 1976 as a manufacturer of bicycle frames -- and two years later added complete bikes to their product line. Since then, Trek bicycles have emerged as the clear choice of serious riders, whether for racing or off-road adventure -- carrying such well-known competitors as Armstrong and Roland Green to victory in races as prestigious as the Tour de France and mountain biking's Sea Otter Classic. "We manufacture bicycles, bicycle clothing, and accessories that we sell through authorized dealers around the world," notes graphic design production manager Tricia Burke. In the United States alone, over 1500 dealers carry Trek products, with additional outlets in Canada and overseas. One of Treks secrets is its detailed attention to the retail end of its business -- providing dealers with a comprehensive catalogue of parts and accessories. A serious catalogue requires a serious database -- like FileMaker Pro, the award-winning database software application from FileMaker Inc.!

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North America's largest manufacturer of paints, stains and coatings organizes vital information for its Color Marketing and Design Department.

For nearly 140 years, the Sherwin-Williams Company has been known throughout North America for its vast range of paints and architectural coatings, which are distributed exclusively through the company's own stores. Behind the scenes, the Sherwin-Williams Color Marketing and Design Department provides valuable assistance to professional customers in planning distinctive, individualized color design applications for residential and design applications. FileMaker Pro databases fill important support functions within this department.

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Focused on the commercial printing and packaging industries, The Stuart Company is known for its state-of-the-art laser die-making and cutting, and glue finishing.

Based in Cincinnati, The Stuart Company is a model for today’s lean, modern, technically adept, consumer-focused company. The fifty-year-old service company in the graphic arts industry takes pride in using the latest cross-platform software, CAD and laser cutting machines to manufacture the dies used in making boxes, folding cartons and other commercial packaging.

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Specialized manufacturer of grinding equipment discovers new ease in database development with FileMaker Pro 8

Specialized equipment for a specialized clientele, SIP Corporation makes it their mission. The Simplex Ideal Peerless reel grinder is standard equipment at fine golf courses nationwide like Arnold Palmer's Bay Hill in Orlando, Florida, ensuring a keen cutting edge on the mowers used to keep the greens in trim. Specialized databases are an important part of the behind-the-scenes equipment at SIP headquarters, databases performing more efficiently than ever thanks to the enhancements found in FileMaker Pro 8.

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FileMaker Integrates with Legacy System at Australian Clothing Label Mambo

Australian clothing label Mambo chooses FileMaker to handled design, sample production, pricing requirements for all components necessary to produce the range of clothing, and cataloguing to enable orders.

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Designers of high-end menswear depend on FileMaker Pro to track production from fabric to finish

Elegant, impressive, fashion-forward — the Jhane Barnes line of high-end tailored menswear offers clothing for the man who wants to make a statement. Operating for nearly thirty years as the first woman to build a major menswear business in the United States, Jhane Barnes maintains a focus on quality and distinctiveness that’s earned her some of the fashion industry’s most prestigious awards, as well as a loyal customer following around the world. And now, FileMaker Pro fills a vital role in the behind-the-scenes production process.

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FileMaker Keeps Production Moving at Automotive Products USA

Automotive Products USA is a worldwide leader in developing hydraulic clutch systems. They produce over 1.2 million systems annually at their 122,000-sq. ft. manufacturing facility in Auburn Hills Michigan. Every domestic automobile manufacturer in North America uses their products, as do auto producers in South America, Europe, and the Middle and Far East.

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