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Category Archives: Winning Culture

High percentage of women manufacturers at Industrial Controls Corp. a result of finding the best-qualified candidates

Rachel Yehle worked for three years as an intern at Industrial Controls Corp. while she earned an engineering degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She interviewed for several jobs, at the urging of Industrial Controls president and Chief Executive Officer […]

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Strategic Workforce Planning Program a Critical First Step of Workforce Optimization

By Thomas E. O’Rourke The long-running struggle of manufacturers to find and retain employees to fill open jobs has been well documented and a topic of seemingly unending discussion and debate. Is there a true skills gap? Is the issue […]

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Sharing Talent to Meet Workforce Needs

Many businesses, manufacturers in particular, continue to struggle to address work force shortages. The sharing of talent pools could provide a much-needed solution. It’s a novel concept but many employment experts agree that a new approach to hiring is needed, […]

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Innovation key ingredient to success at Palermo’s Pizza

Long-term success in the frozen pizza business isn’t just a matter of a proprietary sauce and tasty toppings. Innovation is crucial, even in a mature market. “Relevancy is key,” said Giacomo “Jack” Fallucca, president of Palermo Villa Inc., better known […]

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Teel Plastics – A Winning Relationship

  Update 2/26/16: Congratulations to Teel Plastics on winning the Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year Award!   Teel Plastics has forged a relationship with the Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership that has extended more than a decade. Over the years, projects […]

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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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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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GenMet Creates a Culture of Success

GenMet Corp., a Mequon custom metal fabricator, first turned to the Wisconsin Manufacturing Partnership nearly a decade ago to allow it to better compete in an increasingly global environment. “Manufacturing became globally competitive,” GenMet President Mary Isbister said. “We had […]

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McGladrey 2012 Manufacturing & Distibution Monitor Report

McGladrey 2012 Manufacturing & Distibution Monitor Report

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The 2012 Annual Index: Leadership Wanted: US public on manufacturing

The 2012 Annual Index: Leadership Wanted: US public on manufacturing

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