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Manufacturing took center stage in Wisconsin throughout October

by Rich Rovito, WMEP Industry Reporter Plant tours and a variety of events highlighted Manufacturing Month in the state. It all kicked off at TLX Technologies in Pewaukee as more than 150 students got a behind-the-scenes look at one of […]

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Dealing with the Manufacturing Skills Gap

by Rich Rovito, WMEP Industry Reporter Tired of waiting for an outside solution to what they see as an ongoing and worrisome manufacturing skills gap, some local manufacturers have taken matters into their own hands. From internal training programs to […]

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Manufacturing Day is Career Day at Ultra Tool & Manufacturingcareers, events, Manufacturing, manufacturing day, wmep

by Debra Oakes, WMEP Director of Marketing “I wish I had known about this when I was in high school,” said Karl Metzger, Supply Chain Lead at Ultra Tool & Manufacturing in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. “Like everyone else I knew, […]

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Manufacturing Month Kicked off at TLX Technologies

View TLX Grand Opening Video By Rich Rovito, WMEP Industry Reporter For nearly 200 high school students, TLX Technologies in Pewaukee became their classroom this week as they got a behind-the-scenes look at one of the state’s growing manufacturers during the […]

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Taming the Food Safety Monster

by Judy Sullivan, WMEP Senior Manufacturing Specialist/Practice Leader Over the past three years, Colony Brands Inc. has undergone a food safety transformation. As a result, the Monroe-based mail order catalog provider of cheese, meat and pastry items has come to […]

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Sustainability is becoming the norm for manufacturers

By Mac McDermid, WMEP Manufacturing Specialist Environmental sustainability is no longer a fringe topic for manufacturers. To a large percentage of industrial companies, sustainability has become part of the fabric of their operations while boosting the bottom line. In 2010, […]

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80/20 = 180 DegreeTurn-around for Middleton Company

By Rich Rovito, WMEP Industry Reporter American Laser Products Inc. in Middleton turned to the 80/20 principle to change the fortunes of the company. The phenomenon that has become known as the 80/20, or Pareto principle, has practical application in […]

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Tax Tips for Manufacturers

by Richard Chandler, Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Revenue Manufacturing is critically important in Wisconsin. It is a key driver of our economy, accounting for almost 20 percent of the state’s economic output and employing one out of six […]

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THE WMEP launches HACCP sessions

By Rich Rovito, Industry Reporter Sessions designed to allow leaders at food and beverage manufacturing plants to boost their Hazard Analysis and Critical Point Control knowledge and competency have been launched by the Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership. The initial session […]

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Supervisory skill development + Shop floor involvement = Dramatic performance improvement and Lean sustainability

By Jerry Thiltgen, Senior Manufacturing Specialist, WMEP What’s old is new when it comes to fortifying the basic concepts of lean manufacturing. Training Within Industry (TWI), which was developed to support industrial firms for the United States war effort during World […]

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