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Manufacturing Day is Career Day at Ultra Tool & Manufacturingcareers, events, Manufacturing, manufacturing day, wmep

by Debra Oakes, WMEP Director of Marketing “I wish I had known about this when I was in high school,” said Karl Metzger, Supply Chain Lead at Ultra Tool & Manufacturing in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. “Like everyone else I knew, […]

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Manufacturing Month Kicked off at TLX Technologies

View TLX Grand Opening Video By Rich Rovito, WMEP Industry Reporter For nearly 200 high school students, TLX Technologies in Pewaukee became their classroom this week as they got a behind-the-scenes look at one of the state’s growing manufacturers during the […]

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Taming the Food Safety Monster

Over a period of three years, Colony Brands Inc. has undergone a food safety transformation. As a result, the Monroe-based mail order catalog provider of cheese, meat and pastry items has come to realize the discipline needed to sustain food […]

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Sustainability is becoming the norm for manufacturers

By Mac McDermid, WMEP Manufacturing Specialist Environmental sustainability is no longer a fringe topic for manufacturers. To a large percentage of industrial companies, sustainability has become part of the fabric of their operations while boosting the bottom line. In 2010, […]

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80/20 = 180 DegreeTurn-around for Middleton Company

By Rich Rovito, WMEP Industry Reporter American Laser Products Inc. in Middleton turned to the 80/20 principle to change the fortunes of the company. The phenomenon that has become known as the 80/20, or Pareto principle, has practical application in […]

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Tax Tips for Manufacturers

by Richard Chandler, Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Revenue Manufacturing is critically important in Wisconsin. It is a key driver of our economy, accounting for almost 20 percent of the state’s economic output and employing one out of six […]

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Supervisory skill development + Shop floor involvement = Dramatic performance improvement and Lean sustainability

By Jerry Thiltgen, Senior Manufacturing Specialist, WMEP What’s old is new when it comes to fortifying the basic concepts of lean manufacturing. Training Within Industry (TWI), which was developed to support industrial firms for the United States war effort during World […]

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Sustainability is good business

by Mark McDermid, WMEP Manufacturing Specialist Most companies pursuing sustainability have a common attribute.  When they hear sustainability, they think about the expense. The good news is that if your operation incorporates the principles of continuous improvement, has performance metrics […]

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Fraud can be a real problem for manufacturers

by Rich Rovito, WMEP Industry Reporter Fraud can be a real problem for manufacturers. They can be susceptible to internal and external fraud schemes, ranging from inventory fraud and black market diversion of product to kickbacks, falsified invoices, fictitious vendors […]

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What you don’t know CAN hurt your business

Why knowing and following trends is essential to running your business By Debra Oakes, WMEP Director of Marketing The recent Wisconsin Economic Future Study cites innovation as an area of critical importance for Wisconsin manufacturers, since innovation translates into strong, sustainable […]

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