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Meet Dave Smith, CFO & Trusted Partner

August 19th, 2020 Dave Smith brings three decades of high-level financial experience as a strategic partner to the WMEP Manufacturing Solutions team. “The main thing that I do is handle financial consulting, which is a niche that WMEP doesn’t have […]

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Unprecedented Challenges Demand Unique Strategies for Manufacturers

A deep recession combined with a lengthy coronavirus pandemic has caused considerable concern for Wisconsin’s small and mid-size manufacturers. Despite the unprecedented challenges, there are strategies manufacturers can take now to lead them out of the economic downturn. Long term […]

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Featured WMEP Manufacturing Solutions Staff Member: Colin Wilson

Colin Wilson A senior consultant with WMEP Manufacturing Solutions, Colin helped develop the organization’s Automation Advisor services to help Wisconsin manufacturers create strategies for industrial automation. Where he can help: While manufacturers of all sizes can benefit from implementing automation […]

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NASA/JPL announces selection of Wisconsin Manufacturer iButtonLink to manufacture ventilator for COVID-19 patients

Friday, May 29th, 2020. NASA announced their selection of manufacturers for a new ventilator, including iButtonLink in Whitewater, WI. WMEP’s Andrew Porter and Peg Dorn are working with them to implement requirements for Medical Device manufacturers. After receiving more than […]

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The MEP National Network Shows Substantial Economic Return

A recent study by Summit Consulting and the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research found the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Program generated a substantial economic and financial return of nearly 13.4:1 for […]

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SBA releases instructions to calculate PPP loan forgiveness

The SBA released a worksheet detailing how to calculate the amount of a Paycheck Protection Program loan that can be forgiven. Download the document here.

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Driving Business Success Through Data, Analytics and Business Intelligence

By Rich Rovito Today, manufacturers have unprecedented availability of data due to the growing use of computerized equipment, shop-floor control software and business systems. This offers manufacturers significant opportunities to make intelligent, data-driven decisions for gaining competitive advantages. “Yet, most […]

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Transformational Productivity Initiative Assessments – Value & Insights Gained

By Rich Rovito The Transformational Productivity Initiative is designed to help manufacturers systematically address lagging productivity, a declining workforce,adoption of automation, and digital technology. A key first step in the TPI journey is the initial assessment, which helps organizations create […]

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Key Note Speaker for Manufacturing Matters! 20/20: Steve Brown, ‘The Bald Futurist’

Cutting-edge technological advances, from using augmented reality to train factory floor workers to leveraging blockchain technology to enhance products throughout their lifecycle, are set to alter the course of manufacturing. “Technology will reshape every business on the planet, including manufacturing, […]

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NIST Releases Version 1.0 of Privacy Framework

Tool will help optimize beneficial uses of data while protecting individual privacy. January 16, 2020 Our data-driven society has a tricky balancing act to perform: building innovative products and services that use personal data while still protecting people’s privacy. To […]

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