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Robert N. Reimann, Export Consultant and former Director, Hurd Sudamerica, International Joint Venture

“What the WMEP, Wisconsin Department of Commerce and a handful of ‘new to export’ companies accomplished in a few short sessions at a minimal cost was truly commendable…comprehensive, practical, executable export plans. ExporTechTM is a great example of cultivating relationships […]

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Komal Mehta, Board of Directors, Triangle Manufacturing, Oshkosh

“ExporTechTM was very worthwhile for Triangle Manufacturing – it validated what we’d been doing with our export strategy, and we learned about services from the Wisconsin and the US Department of Commerce that will be very helpful as we work […]

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Rick Kettler, President and COO, The Wagner Companies

Rick said that ExporTechTM provided the following benefits: “Crystallized our disparate thoughts into a plan which focused particular products into target markets. Gave us a great deal of insight into many of the day to day customer issues we would […]

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Neil Karolek, President and CEO of TLX Technologies

“This is the best money we’ve spent in a long time,” said Neil Karolek, president and CEO of TLX Technologies. “ExporTechTM was a great experience and helped us tap into a wealth of resources we didn’t know existed.”  said Katrina […]

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Tony Cavalco, Vice President of Sales, A & A Manufacturing

“ExporTechTM  helped us identify gaps in our current knowledge regarding export issues.  While we have exported product for many years, our new proactive effort brings new challenges.  The two areas that we identified as needing more information were Incoterms and […]

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Lean Six Sigma – It’s more than a process, it’s a competitive advantage

by Gaurav Gandhi, WMEP Senior Manufacturing Specialist & Practice Leader Over the past few years, a number of Wisconsin manufacturers have told me that they are struggling to meet the demands of their major customers.  During the recession, a lot […]

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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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Fraud is a real issue for manufacturers, according to expert

Fraud comes in many forms, and the losses for some manufacturers can be crippling. Pewaukee, WI: Featured guest speaker Maribeth Vander Weele, president of the Vander Weele Group, a Chicago firm that provides corporate investigations, investigative intelligence and data analysis […]

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Back to the Basics – Better than Ever!

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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Gordon Aluminum Industries Success

Located in Schofield, Gordon Aluminum Industries, Inc. is one of the leading employers in Marathon County with 140 employees.  The company is a full service aluminum extruder offering anodizing, powder coating, and fabrication services. Industries served by Gordon Aluminum include […]

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Waukesha County Business Alliance - Business and Politics @ Tuscan Hall Banquet Center | Waukesha | Wisconsin | United States
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Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification Series There are eight full day sessions in this series.  You must be able to attend all eight sessions to receive your certification.  All dates are Wednesday’s:  September 6, September 20, October 4, October[...]