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Finding success in markets outside the United States

by Rich Rovito, WMEP Industry Reporter Exporting can provide a means of boosting sales and profits for small and mid-size manufacturers in Wisconsin looking to take advantage of explosive growth in other parts of the world. But competing successfully in […]

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The world is changing, and that means opportunity for Wisconsin manufacturers!

By Roxanne Baumann, WMEP Director of Global Engagement For years, Wisconsin manufacturers could serve local, regional or U.S. markets and earn a solid profit.  We could count on Midwest stability and doing business on a handshake with people we knew, […]

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Sustainability is here for the long haul

by Randy Bertram, WMEP Director of Sustainability Services The Wisconsin Profitable Sustainability Initiative (PSI) enters its fourth year of service to Wisconsin manufacturers this month. When PSI was launched in 2010 less than 30% of Wisconsin manufacturers identified with sustainability. […]

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Continuous Improvement begins with commitment to change

by Rich Rovito, WMEP Industry Reporter Continuous improvement must involve a fundamental change of a company’s overall business philosophy in order to be effective. Getting employees to buy into continuous improvement can lead to an array of benefits, but often […]

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The Skills Gap – it’s the fault of all of us!

By Rich Rovito, WMEP Industry Reporter Alan Petelinsek pulls no punches when it comes to placing blame for the skills gap that long has plagued the manufacturing sector. “It’s the fault of all of us,” said Petelinsek, president and chief […]

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How can your company win a MOTY Award? Find out at Manufacturing Matters! 2013

By Rich Rovito WMEP Industry Reporter It takes a well-run business bolstered by a strong financial performance and a commitment to cutting-edge technology, among other aspects, to make a mark in the annual Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year competition. I’ve […]

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Engineering and manufacturing are everything to me now!

by John Brebeck senior at Watertown High School John is a guest panelist at Manufacturing Matters! in the “Why Gen Ys Choose a Manufacturing Career” My name is John Brebeck, I am a senior at Watertown High School and I […]

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The Flawed Interview Process

By Tim Pappas Principal, Pappas DeLaney, LLC Pappas will be presenting “Winning at the Talent Games” at Manufacturing Matters! on February 13th in Milwaukee  The Harvard Business Review recently quoted former AlliedSignal’s CEO Larry Bossidy as saying that hiring is “the […]

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We’re ALL in Manufacturing

by Dave Vetta president & CEO, First Business Bank, keynote sponsor of the 2013 Manufacturing Matters! conference WE’RE ALL IN Given that approximately 30% of Wisconsin’s jobs are related to manufacturing, we all have a vested interest in – and […]

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Sustainability is approching a tipping point

by Randy Bertram Director of Sustainable Products and Process Development, WMEP Randy, Ken Wills, president of Quality Packaging, Inc., and AJ Gordon, president & CEO of Gordon Aluminum Industries are presenters at Manufacturing Matters! 2013 in a session entitled “Profitable Sustainability […]

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