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Manufacturers diversifying and strengthening to combat downturn in defense business

Domestic manufacturing, including the industrial sector in Wisconsin, has suffered with the recent and significant loss of military contracts. It’s imperative for the state’s manufacturers who have relied on federal contracts for a major part of their business to adjust […]

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October is Manufacturing Month

Wisconsin, along with much of the nation, currently faces a workforce paradox – high unemployment rates, yet manufacturers are limited by their ability to find skilled workers. Manufacturing Month promotes manufacturing as a viable career in Wisconsin. Manufacturing in Wisconsin […]

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Milwaukee, San Francisco best in nation in manufacturing job growth

Milwaukee and San Francisco saw the highest percentage growth in manufacturing jobs over last year, according to a new analysis by the statistics firm Wanted Analytics. The Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin area saw a 33.5% increase in manufacturing jobs over the same time period […]

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Small and Medium Sized Manufacturers (SMMs) and Technology

Most small and medium sized manufacturers (SMMs) have difficulty staying abreast of technology because: Change continues to accelerate and take more unpredictable paths, making more frequent trend tracking essential; It’s difficult to find the right people to provide expertise as […]

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Where Does Innovation Come From?

How rapidly does Innovation change things? How and when should we adapt to it? A hint at answers to these questions can be found in the famous Boiled Frog anecdote. As the story goes (I haven’t actually tried it) if […]

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MOC & WMEP: Better Together

The MEP system is a terrific resource for small and medium-sized manufacturers (SMMs) throughout the country, but particularly in Wisconsin. The system provides a nationwide network of expertise, with tremendous experience and connections. The two Wisconsin MEPs are particularly strong […]

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Gearing up

Gearing up is one of those expressions that most of us use non-literally. When we talk about “gearing up” few of us mean changing our cogwheel to one that has more teeth or cogs cut into it. Rather most of […]

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Lunch & Learn sessions to focus on Design for Six Sigma

Selecting a site for a new facility can pose a variety of challenges. Numerous factors come into play in the decision-making process. Choosing an appropriate site often is crucial for the long-term health of a business.   The Design for […]

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Finding Existing Solutions to Overcome Technology-based Problems

Is your company interested in developing a new product but lacks the technology needed to complete it? Do you have product or process problems that could be made easier with the right technology solution? Would you like to find out […]

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Tech Scouting and the Death Valley of Innovation

We hear about new technology and accelerating change all the time. Great advances are being made in both in the breadth and depth of our research advances. Leaner organizations, reduced resources, and an intense focus on immediate results makes it […]

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