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Meeting Customer Sustainability Expectations

Original equipment manufacturers, distributors and large retailers alike are keeping a watchful eye on the sustainability practices of their suppliers. Supply chain sustainability is becoming an increasingly important factor for small and mid-size manufacturers, said Mark McDermid, senior manufacturing specialist […]

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A Lean Manufacturing Expert Reflects After a Long Journey

For nearly two decades, Jim Fackelman, a senior manufacturing specialist at the Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership, has worked side-by-side with operators of small and midsize manufacturers in Wisconsin to make their operations more productive and, in turn, more competitive. “When […]

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Transforming a Marketing Degree Into a Career in Manufacturing

Rick Ray didn’t set out on a career in manufacturing but he quickly found his way into the field and never left. “I’m an oddity. I have a marketing degree but I’ve always worked in operations,” Rick said. Rick has […]

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Jerry Thiltgen receives TWI Job Safety Training Certification

I recently received certification from the TWI Institute as a Job Safety Trainer. Why is that important? In my role as a manufacturing specialist for the Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership, I’m now able to offer additional and important strategic insight […]

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Five Ways to Leverage LinkedIn for Business Development

LinkedIn is the most important social platform for professionals. According to LinkedIn, four out of five LinkedIn members impact business decisions within their organizations. It’s clear that businesses and professionals should want to tap into this audience. Despite this, most […]

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Gov. Walker, Briggs & Stratton CEO Teske tout Wisconsin exports, international trade

Exporting provides Wisconsin manufacturers and other businesses with major opportunities for business growth and diversification, Gov. Scott Walker and Briggs & Stratton chief executive officer Todd Teske told a crowd of business leaders that recently gathered for the Wisconsin International […]

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Which of the four largest cities in North America is nearest to Wisconsin?

If you can sell your product or service as far away as Kansas City, Omaha, Pittsburgh, or Nashville, then it’s likely you can sell in Toronto. In terms of the largest cities in North America, Toronto is fourth behind Mexico City, New York and Los Angeles.

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Governor Walker and Palermo’s CEO Giacomo Fallucca address Manufacturing Matters! Audience

The Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership’s Manufacturing Matters! conference drew nearly 450 attendees to the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Milwaukee with an action-packed agenda. The main event on Feb. 25 featured a full day of main speakers and breakout sessions. […]

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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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