WMEP Manufacturing Solutions has compiled this partial list of resources and information to help keep yourself, employees and communities safer.

There are also links for information designed support economic retention and recovery related to COVID-19 Coronavirus.

We are working with our local and federal partners on response efforts and how to best support Wisconsin Manufacturers through this crisis.

Below are resources that may help you as you make decisions regarding your employees, business management, supply chain and customers.
Please reach out if you have questions or need assistance.

Covid-19 Risk Assessment and Mitigation Services Provided by T&M/WMEP

The unknown transition process from “isolation” to “open for business” presents numerous challenges to business owners and is most likely not covered in your continuation of operations plan. As essential businesses, manufacturers can reduce the risk of future COVID-19 outbreaks by assessing their current risk and taking actual steps to mitigate these risks.

We can help you identify and manage COVID-19 risks to protect your employees, their families, clientele and your communities.
Click here to learn more.

July 1st: Discover2Recover – CARES Act

Under the CARES Act, WMEP Manufacturing Solutions has been awarded a grant to help small and mid-size manufacturers analyze their current situation and take advantage of proprietary financial and business tools and expertise available under this program. Click here to find out more information.

May 21st: OSHA

May 8th, 2020: WEDC and Governor Evers have prepared best practices manuals for all business categories in guiding them during the reopening of the state.

Selected segments are featured below:

Wisconsin Essential Business Declaration Information

In the exceptional circumstance that a business is performing essential functions not included in these approved categories, it may request to be designated as essential by submitting this form to the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.

CISA Guidance on Identification of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers

U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency:


Workers necessary for the manufacturing of materials and products needed for medical supply chains,
transportation, energy, communications, food and agriculture, chemical manufacturing, nuclear facilities,
the operation of dams, water and wastewater treatment, emergency services, and the defense industrial base.

Is your company able to assist in the production of critical supplies?
The government needs to know. Take the COVID-19 Critical Supplies Survey

COVID-19 Crowdsourced Critical Supplies List – 3/22/2020

This page provides links Open Source Specifications for needed items.

FDA Guidelines for Gowns, Other Apparel, and Gloves During the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Public Health Emergency

If your company needs help sourcing necessary materials, techniques, equipment and training for producing critical supplies, please contact WMEP.

Wisconsin is part of FEMA Region 5.  Manufacturers who are interested in shifting production to provide goods should contact:

  • James Joseph, Regional Administrator, FEMA  312-408-5501
  • Kevin Sligh, Deputy Regional Administrator FEMA 312-408-5350

Wisconsin Workplace/Employee Recommendations:

Insurance Questions:


  • April, 10, 2020 – FEMA COVID-19 Supply Chain Task Force: Supply Chain Stabilization HERE
    • The Supply Chain Task Force continues to execute a strategy maximizing the availability of critical protective and lifesaving resources through FEMA for a whole-of-America response. Efforts to date have focused on reducing the medical supply chain capacity gap to both satisfy and relieve demand pressure on medical supply capacity.

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
The CDC has provided this interim guidance for businesses and employers to help plan and respond to COVID-19.

They have provided information on how COVID-19 spreads, its symptoms, prevention and treatment, what to do if you are sick and more. See the links below for select sections.

The World Health Organization (WHO)

Drugwatch recently published an article that explains what people with compromised immune systems should know about the COVID-19 virus.

Disruption/Response Planning:

Recovery Planning:


Disaster Assistance:

Funding Opportunities 

National Association of Manufacturers:

Is it a Cold, the Flu or Covid-19

We will get through this together. Local stories of hope and cooperation.

Speedtech International is proud to support General Motors and Ventec Life Systems in their production of critical care ventilators. April, 8, 2020