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An Unexpected Requirement: “Become ISO 9001:2015 Certified”

Industrial Nameplate faced a major dilemma when its largest customer, Oshkosh Corp., suddenly required all its suppliers to become ISO 9001:2015 certified. The small Fox Valley manufacturer of industrial signs and labels had to decide whether to invest the time […]

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Building Effective Employee Retention Programs

You post ads, place “We’re Hiring” signs outside your building, offer sign-on bonuses and spend time interviewing, all in the name of hiring employees. Then they join your company and what happens? They leave within the first 30 days or […]

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2019 Manufacturing Matters! Sponsors

Call for Sponsors!  Please contact Tammy Schwarzbauer to secure your 2019 Sponsorship. View the 2019 Sponsorship Packet HERE. ________________________________________________________________________________________________ PLATINUM SPONSORS               WEDC Website Economic development is a disciplined public service designed to remove barriers, […]

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What is the true value of your business?

  A primary role of a top-level manufacturing executive is to protect the value of their enterprise. By: George Bureau Businesses are typically valued with a multiplier of earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, commonly known as EBITDA. The […]

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What is the true value of your business?

  A primary role of a top-level manufacturing executive is to protect the value of their enterprise. Businesses are typically valued with a multiplier of earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, commonly known as EBITDA. The multiplier is driven […]

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Changing Company Culture in Order to Succeed

Klement Sausage Co. has been undergoing a significant cultural transformation with continuous improvement and leadership development at its core. “Those are the two keys in any manufacturing environment. Creating that mindset is critical,” Klement Chief Operating Officer Ray Deeter said. […]

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ISO 9001: 2015 Certification

Your Best Choice for ISO 9001:2015 Gap Assessment, Certification, and Internal Audit Services When it comes to the world of ISO standards, WMEP has you covered. We can perform an assessment of your current status to the requirements of the […]

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SQF and Lean Practices Can Expand Markets

The intoxicating aroma of popcorn permeates the Valley Popcorn plant in Neenah, where business is booming. At the Fox Valley facility, popcorn is produced throughout the day in small batches in an array of kettles and then packaged for distribution to retailers in […]

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The Business Building Benefits of ISO 9001

The ISO 9001 standard is all about common sense in managing small and midsize manufacturers. The standard ensures overall excellence in how the business is run, a highly important factor in the quality of a manufacturer’s products. Written by customers to ensure that their […]

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Food and Beverage Services

The WMEP offers services designed to help Food & Beverage businesses grow and thrive. Complete solutions include Certification and Compliance, Operational Efficiency, Workforce Development, and finding opportunities for Growth. Whatever the challenge or opportunity may be, the WMEP has the […]

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