High Value Manufacturing Celebrates a Decade of Improving Operational Performance

Nashville, TN, June 2024 — May Consulting Services LLC, d.b.a. High Value Manufacturing Consulting (HVM), is proud to announce its 10th anniversary as an experienced provider of operations consulting and performance improvement services to small-to-medium manufacturing companies. HVM remains committed to helping clients assess current manufacturing issues, plan for future needs, and achieve sustainable growth.

HVM was founded in 2014 by Brentwood resident Bill May following a 45+ year career in manufacturing. May’s background included extensive global experience as Senior Manager of Automotive Manufacturing and Engineering Organizations, during which he constructed, launched, and operated numerous new plants and products in the U.S. and Asia. During his 33-year tenure at General Motors, May was a Founding Team Executive for launching Saturn Corporation and later managing the General Motors site in Spring Hill, TN.

Bill May

“I never anticipated that my career in manufacturing would lead to consulting and entrepreneurship,” said May. “Yet, in these ten years, my team and I have addressed a wide range of operational issues and directly impacted the success of numerous manufacturing facilities. It has been a challenging and rewarding journey.”

Over HVM’s ten years in business, the company has helped clients optimize manufacturing processes, improve product quality, lower costs, expand capacity, launch new plants, streamline supply chains, and adapt to evolving market dynamics. May has assembled a team of highly skilled, highly experienced manufacturing professionals – each with at least 25 years of plant floor experience – available for short-term, client-customized projects. HVM primarily serves clients in Automotive, Aerospace, Defense, and Industrial Equipment industries.

According to May, “By starting High Value Manufacturing, my goal was and continues to be helping U.S. manufacturers perform better. I believe a strong manufacturing sector supports a thriving economy and improved quality of life in our country. We are seeing manufacturing companies returning to the United States after relocating abroad, and this onshoring trend reaffirms our company’s mission.”

The HVM team has a proven track record for cost reduction and quality improvements by relying on best practices, industry standards, and depth of professional experience to solve complex manufacturing issues within OEM facilities and their suppliers. To identify operational issues that impede better performance and higher profitability, HVM developed a proprietary on-site assessment protocol to generate detailed recommendations for performance improvements. Furthermore, the HVM team is then available to provide hands-on management and resolution of product quality issues and process design activities per the customized recommendations provided.

“During a time when small businesses are fighting for survival, reaching our 10th anniversary is such a proud moment for us,” said May. “We are incredibly grateful to our clients, colleagues, and team members for their support over the years and their commitment to manufacturing growth in the U.S.”

For more information about HVM’s services and capabilities, visit https://highvaluemanufacturingconsulting.com/.


About High Value Manufacturing Consulting:

With offices in Nashville, TN, and Auburn, AL, HVM is a world-class provider of operations consulting and performance improvement services for small-to-medium manufacturers. With a proven track record of delivering immediate, results-driven solutions, HVM improves efficiency, lowers costs, maximizes throughput, and increases profit for clients. In addition to operational assessments and performance improvement planning, HVM provides the combination of highly skilled and highly experienced resources to deliver the necessary technical support for manufacturing clients requiring immediate labor solutions.