Whoever said old dogs can’t learn new tricks never met the folks at Boldt Construction.
The Appleton-based construction firm, celebrating its 125th anniversary this year, almost always learns something with each new project it builds. That knowledge, along with other key lean principles, is then incorporated into the next project, saving its customers time and money – often before the first shovel of dirt is turned.
Boldt’s approach, known around the company as Integrated Lean Project Delivery, was one of 10 winners of the inaugural Wisconsin Innovation Awards presented Tuesday night at a ceremony at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Memorial Union as part of the annual Forward Festival.
Roughly 120 nominations were made, a pool that was winnowed down to 31 finalists from around Wisconsin. Nominees and finalists featured creative products and services from startups and large companies and included a diverse array of industries spanning biotech, software, manufacturing and education.
Boldt was the only company from Northeast Wisconsin to receive an award.
To learn more about Integrated Lean Project Delivery, visit the Boldt Website.