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A meeting of the MEPS

“How would you like to go to a regional MEP meeting?” asked the WMEP’s CEO Buckley Brinkman as he detoured into my office. “A what?” was the response in my head as I mentally ran through the lists of acronyms I […]

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Are you ready for ISO-9001:2015?

The ISO technical committee responsible for ISO-9001 is currently revising ISO-9001:2008 standard with several significant changes to the requirements that will impact all certified companies. A greater emphasis on risk-based thinking More focus on achieving value for you and your […]

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Summer Greetings from the WMEP!

We are seeing tremendous activity this summer across multiple fronts. In addition to our consulting business, we are participating in multiple initiatives to strengthen Wisconsin manufacturing. These initiatives include new approaches to exporting, industrial clusters, additive manufacturing, and workforce development. […]

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Wisconsin Students Bring Home 10 Medals from the 2014 SkillsUSA Championships

The winners of the annual SkillsUSA Championships were announced Friday evening, June 27, at the Awards Ceremony of SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference. The Conference was held June 23 – June 27, 2014, at the Municipal Auditorium, the Kemper […]

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PSI – Green World… and Bottom Line!

By Rich Rovito, Industry Reporter, WMEP Sustainability can be a terrific way for manufacturers to establish a leadership market position and improve their bottom lines. The Profitable Sustainability Initiative (PSI) refocuses sustainability efforts around a new concept: Resource Intensity. This […]

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Ideas to Market

By John Stampen, Director of Marketing, WMEP “If you can make anything simpler and better – then that’s a good thing.” – Jacob Stampen The above quote is from my great grandfather, Jacob Stampen, who was a Norwegian immigrant and […]

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Kirsh Foundry

By Rich Rovito, Industry Reporter, WMEP As many foundries struggle to survive or have disappeared altogether, Kirsh Foundry in Beaver Dam is going strong and continues to invest in its operations. Kirsh is a manufacturer of high quality, engineered iron […]

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Northeast Wisconsin Manufacturing Alliance

By Rich Rovito, Industry Reporter, WMEP In northeast Wisconsin, manufacturers are banding together to solve the skills shortage and improve the image of manufacturing careers. They do this through the Northeast Wisconsin Manufacturing Alliance, a manufacturer-led organization working with K-12 […]

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Wisconsin Remains Innovation Leader in Developing Its Workforce

By Rich Rovito, Industry Reporter, WMEP Wisconsin has long been a leader in workforce innovation, starting with its first-in-the-nation apprenticeship program in 1911. Thousands of Wisconsin workers have succeeded in providing for their families with rewarding careers over the past […]

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Pilot projects to launch manufacturing technology acceleration centers

By Rich Rovito, Industry Reporter, WMEP To improve small U.S. manufacturers’ supply chain competitiveness and the rates at which they adopt technology, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has awarded nearly $2.5 million in funding for five pilot […]

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