We are seeing companies grow and improving their productivity, putting them in terrific competitive position for the future. Our ability to collaborate and align resources is making us all stronger. The WMEP ability to integrate solutions and resources puts Wisconsin manufacturers in position for a bright future.

We are proud to be creating manufacturing strength at the grassroots level. The WMEP has a long history of success in Lean Six Sigma with manufacturers across the state. You can read below about the improvements Neenah Paper made with our help using these traditional approaches. We also help our clients with new approaches. Our new market diversification offering helps companies identify and take advantage of opportunities that engage company capabilities in new ways. It’s just one example of how we continue to innovate and help Wisconsin manufacturers build their business base.

The strength of many of our programs is our ability to help organizations collaborate and align to provide help to our clients. Our nationally recognized sustainability and exporting programs engage service providers and experts from across the state. Together, we help companies reach their potential in the most effective way possible – regardless of who provides the actual service. In addition, we provide direct support for major industry clusters in the food, water, energy, and aerospace markets. Our ability to engage national expertise through the MEP network enables us to provide the best possible assistance at prices that smaller organizations can afford.

The WMEP makes Wisconsin manufacturing stronger by integrating solutions and resources from coast to coast. We can help manufacturers sort through solutions in order to grow their companies, improve cost profiles and efficiency, comply with regulatory or certification requirements, and develop a winning culture. The WMEP also supports regional initiatives to improve the manufacturing environment. All of this delivers results – more than $2.8 billion for our clients.

We hope you find this update useful and will join us in making the Wisconsin manufacturing environment the best in the world!

Buckley Brinkman, Executive Director & CEO, WMEP