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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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Population Dynamics: A Problem and an Opportunity

It’s that time of year for organizations to invite a prominent economist to speak about the prospects for the New Year and beyond. For Wisconsin businesses there is one troubling statistic that all economist agree on – population growth has […]

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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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MOC & WMEP: Better Together

The MEP system is a terrific resource for small and medium-sized manufacturers (SMMs) throughout the country, but particularly in Wisconsin. The system provides a nationwide network of expertise, with tremendous experience and connections. The two Wisconsin MEPs are particularly strong […]

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Gearing up

Gearing up is one of those expressions that most of us use non-literally. When we talk about “gearing up” few of us mean changing our cogwheel to one that has more teeth or cogs cut into it. Rather most of […]

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