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2017 Wisconsin Innovation Awards

  Manufacturers in the Spotlight: An Innovative Opportunity We know that manufacturers around Wisconsin are solving problems and innovating every day. Now we have the opportunity to highlight that work to an even bigger audience at the Wisconsin Innovation Awards. […]

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Manufacturing Matters! 2017 Draws Enthusiastic Crowd

The Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership’s annual Manufacturing Matters! conference attracted a capacity crowd of about 450 people to the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Milwaukee on Feb. 23. Michael Stull, Senior Vice President of Manpower North America, delivered a captivating […]

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Meeting Customer Sustainability Expectations

Original equipment manufacturers, distributors and large retailers alike are keeping a watchful eye on the sustainability practices of their suppliers. Supply chain sustainability is becoming an increasingly important factor for small and mid-size manufacturers, said Mark McDermid, senior manufacturing specialist […]

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A Lean Manufacturing Expert Reflects After a Long Journey

For nearly two decades, Jim Fackelman, a senior manufacturing specialist at the Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership, has worked side-by-side with operators of small and midsize manufacturers in Wisconsin to make their operations more productive and, in turn, more competitive. “When […]

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Transforming a Marketing Degree Into a Career in Manufacturing

Rick Ray didn’t set out on a career in manufacturing but he quickly found his way into the field and never left. “I’m an oddity. I have a marketing degree but I’ve always worked in operations,” Rick said. Rick has […]

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Jerry Thiltgen receives TWI Job Safety Training Certification

I recently received certification from the TWI Institute as a Job Safety Trainer. Why is that important? In my role as a manufacturing specialist for the Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership, I’m now able to offer additional and important strategic insight […]

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Five Ways to Leverage LinkedIn for Business Development

LinkedIn is the most important social platform for professionals. According to LinkedIn, four out of five LinkedIn members impact business decisions within their organizations. It’s clear that businesses and professionals should want to tap into this audience. Despite this, most […]

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Gov. Walker, Briggs & Stratton CEO Teske tout Wisconsin exports, international trade

Exporting provides Wisconsin manufacturers and other businesses with major opportunities for business growth and diversification, Gov. Scott Walker and Briggs & Stratton chief executive officer Todd Teske told a crowd of business leaders that recently gathered for the Wisconsin International […]

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Which of the four largest cities in North America is nearest to Wisconsin?

If you can sell your product or service as far away as Kansas City, Omaha, Pittsburgh, or Nashville, then it’s likely you can sell in Toronto. In terms of the largest cities in North America, Toronto is fourth behind Mexico City, New York and Los Angeles.

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Governor Walker and Palermo’s CEO Giacomo Fallucca address Manufacturing Matters! Audience

The Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership’s Manufacturing Matters! conference drew nearly 450 attendees to the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Milwaukee with an action-packed agenda. The main event on Feb. 25 featured a full day of main speakers and breakout sessions. […]

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