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Wiora named new director of consulting services for the Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership

The Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership has appointed Tim Wiora as director of consulting services. Wiora most recently worked as a senior administrative program specialist for the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He replaces Ed Svojse, who left the organization late last year […]

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Breathing life back into American manufacturing

By Rich Rovito The way Scott Paul sees it, 2014 needs to be a year of action for the manufacturing sector. Paul, president of the Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM), a partnership established in 2007 by some of the country’s […]

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Skills Gap: Is It Real?

By Rich Rovito It’s a topic that just won’t go away. Manufacturers continue to voice concern about a skills gap that they claim has been plaguing the industrial sector for years. Companies are quick to blame the perceived gap as […]

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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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How manufacturers can effectively use marketing to grow their business

Janet Ady of Ady Voltedge shared her insights at a recent WMEP Lunch & Learn by Rich Rovito, WMEP Industry Reporter Whether targeting consumers or other businesses, manufacturers need an effective marketing plan. “You want to understand all you can […]

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Expanding Sustainable Manufacturing Practices in Wisconsin

by Mac McDermid, WMEP Manufacturing Specialist The Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership has teamed up with a new partner, Milwaukee Sustainability Roundtable, in its continuing pursuit of tools and resources to make companies sustainable and profitable.  A roundtable of large businesses […]

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Milwaukee Region chosen for Global Cities Initiative’s new Exchange Network

by Rich Rovito, WMEP Industry Reporter Manufacturers expected to benefit from Initiative “With Milwaukee’s large manufacturing base, this points to enormous opportunities to expand and strengthen exporting by the region’s manufacturers, especially small- and mid-sized firms that are either new […]

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Heated debate on skills gap expected at Manufacturing Matters!

by Debra Oakes, WMEP director of marketing The Skills Gap: Is it real or isn’t it? That’s the question that continues to arise around the hot topic of a perceived employee skills gap for manufacturers. Although scores of companies claim […]

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Meeusen driving force behind effort to create global water hub in Milwaukee region

by Rich Rovito, WMEP Industry Reporter Rich Meeusen has had a long career in manufacturing and has led the day-to-day operations at Badger Meter Inc., a Brown Deer-based maker of water meters and other flow measurement technology, since 2002. As […]

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Manufacturing Industry Growing in Wisconsin

Secretary Richard G. Chandler, Wisconsin Department of Revenue Manufacturing is vital to Wisconsin, and I was pleased to highlight this key industry during Manufacturing Month, which took place in October. Wisconsin is a national leader in manufacturing.  We rank second […]

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