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Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year Award Winners Announced

Six Wisconsin companies have been awarded prestigious Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year Awards for outstanding achievements in manufacturing and a commitment to business excellence. Four Grand Award winners, categorized by number of employees, were recognized for impeccable performance across the […]

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WMEP’s Baumann to keynote Milwaukee Business Journal Event on Strategic Exporting

Developing a strategic exporting plan gives companies the ability to thrive in a global economy while boosting revenue and reducing risk. “Strategic exporters make more money and they have adapted best practices as they move from being reactive, or accidental […]

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Sharing Talent to Meet Workforce Needs

Many businesses, manufacturers in particular, continue to struggle to address work force shortages. The sharing of talent pools could provide a much-needed solution. It’s a novel concept but many employment experts agree that a new approach to hiring is needed, […]

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Innovation key ingredient to success at Palermo’s Pizza

Long-term success in the frozen pizza business isn’t just a matter of a proprietary sauce and tasty toppings. Innovation is crucial, even in a mature market. “Relevancy is key,” said Giacomo “Jack” Fallucca, president of Palermo Villa Inc., better known […]

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Teel Plastics – A Winning Relationship

  Update 2/26/16: Congratulations to Teel Plastics on winning the Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year Award!   Teel Plastics has forged a relationship with the Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership that has extended more than a decade. Over the years, projects […]

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Manufacturers diversifying and strengthening to combat downturn in defense business

Domestic manufacturing, including the industrial sector in Wisconsin, has suffered with the recent and significant loss of military contracts. It’s imperative for the state’s manufacturers who have relied on federal contracts for a major part of their business to adjust […]

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October is Manufacturing Month

Wisconsin, along with much of the nation, currently faces a workforce paradox – high unemployment rates, yet manufacturers are limited by their ability to find skilled workers. Manufacturing Month promotes manufacturing as a viable career in Wisconsin. Manufacturing in Wisconsin […]

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Milwaukee, San Francisco best in nation in manufacturing job growth

Milwaukee and San Francisco saw the highest percentage growth in manufacturing jobs over last year, according to a new analysis by the statistics firm Wanted Analytics. The Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin area saw a 33.5% increase in manufacturing jobs over the same time period […]

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Small and Medium Sized Manufacturers (SMMs) and Technology

Most small and medium sized manufacturers (SMMs) have difficulty staying abreast of technology because: Change continues to accelerate and take more unpredictable paths, making more frequent trend tracking essential; It’s difficult to find the right people to provide expertise as […]

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Where Does Innovation Come From?

How rapidly does Innovation change things? How and when should we adapt to it? A hint at answers to these questions can be found in the famous Boiled Frog anecdote. As the story goes (I haven’t actually tried it) if […]

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