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Investing In Manufacturing Automation

Faced with an array of workforce challenges, Wisconsin manufacturers are investing in process improvement and automation as a means of dealing with an increasingly tight labor market. Such steps are often strategic, and necessary, for manufacturers to build capacity and […]

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Featured WMEP Manufacturing Solutions Staff Member: Stephen Smiley

Stephen Smiley spent a major portion of his career working for a large, multinational corporation revered for its operational excellence before shifting into leadership roles at smaller manufacturers. Smiley has taken that varied knowledge and experience and transferred it to […]

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A Boost in Business Comes with Supply Chain Challenges

With the worst of the coronavirus pandemic seemingly in the rearview mirror, a shift to growth mode in the industrial sector is welcome news for manufacturers. But with the boost in business comes a host of challenges, especially for manufacturers […]

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Featured WMEP Manufacturing Solutions Staff Member: Mark Hatzenbeller

Mark Hatzenbeller has navigated many twists and turns during a career in manufacturing that has spanned more than four decades. Hatzenbeller is a senior account executive at WMEP Manufacturing Solutions, where he has worked for the past 14 years. He […]

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EAP Funds and a Strategic Approach by WMEP Helps Manufacturers

When the coronavirus pandemic took hold, WMEP Manufacturing Solutions quickly shifted gears to provide clients with an array of crucial services aimed at guiding them through a highly challenging economic climate. “The important perspective is that we met Wisconsin manufacturers […]

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Roxanne Baumann appointed to the U.S. Department of Commerce Trade Finance Advisory Council

Roxanne Baumann, Director of Global Engagement for WMEP Manufacturing Solutions, has been appointed to the U.S. Department of Commerce Trade Finance Advisory Council.   Baumann’s appointment is effective immediately and will run through Aug. 7, 2022.   Baumann’s experience and […]

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Featured WMEP Manufacturing Solutions Staff Member: Jim Sullivan

  Jim Sullivan has extensive first-hand knowledge of the challenges that come with owning and operating a business. Sullivan, Director of Business Development for WMEP Manufacturing Solutions, owned and ran businesses for nearly 25 years prior to joining the WMEP […]

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The February 2021 COVID/Economic Crisis Manufacturer Pulse Survey Reveals an Uneven Road to Recovery 

By Rich Rovito Wisconsin manufacturers continue to show signs of improvement, but the recovery remains uneven, the latest COVID/Economic Crisis Manufacturer Pulse Survey conducted by WMEP Manufacturing Solutions shows. WMEP has released the results of a survey of more than […]

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Featured WMEP Manufacturing Solutions Staff Member: Jay Jochman

By Rich Rovito Jay Jochman has found a match with WMEP Manufacturing Solutions. The Appleton native, who has been a resident of the Fox Valley for most his life, is WMEP’s newest consultant. “I have a desire to help a […]

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Interview with Mike Evans

By Rich Rovito Agility, innovation and a willingness to reinvent their businesses are key hallmarks of companies that have been successfully navigating the challenges of operating during the coronavirus pandemic, according to renowned motivational speaker and author Mike Evans. “With […]

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