Manufacturing Business Blog

Helpful articles from manufacturing experts to help your organization grow sales, reduce risks, and retain employees.

Wisconsin Automation Implementation Grant 

Automation & Technology

Effective immediately the WEDC working with  the Wisconsin MEP Network, including: WMEP Manufacturing Solutions & UW-Stout Manufacturing Outreach Center, is offering the Wisconsin Automation Implementation Grant to help lower the risk of automation technology implementations by providing expertise and offsetting some…

WMEP ExporTech™ Graduates Hydro-Thermal and S3 AeroDefense Honored with President’s “E Star” Awards for Export Achievements


Madison, Wis. – WMEP Manufacturing Solutions proudly announces that its ExporTech™ graduates, Hydro-Thermal and S3 AeroDefense, have received the prestigious President’s “E Star” Awards for Export Achievements, the highest recognition for U.S. entities contributing significantly to the expansion of U.S….

The Wisconsin Manufacturers 1Q2024 Pulse Survey


So what’s hot with Wisconsin manufacturers? What are the biggest issues facing them?  Are they planning to invest to solve those issues? How are they feeling about their financial future?  How are they tackling long term workforce challenges? The 1Q2024…

Manufacturing Matters! 2024 – Navigating the Unknown

Growth & Strategy

By Kevin Kane, President – Southeast Wisconsin Market, First Business Bank This year marked the 26th session of the annual Manufacturing Matters! conference. For the first time in many years, the event shifted to a new venue, the Brookfield Conference…

Empowering Women Will Create a Culture That Benefits All

Talent & Culture

May 2, 2024 By: Kristen Goodell Women make up nearly half of the working population in the United States but are underrepresented in the manufacturing industry. According to Women in the Workplace, women constitute approximately one-third of the manufacturing workforce and only…

Automation and exporting: Two trends manufacturers can’t ignore if they aim to grow

Automation & Technology, Growth & Strategy

By Katy SinnottVice President of Global Trade and Investment, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) Augmented reality for industry concept. Robotic and Automation system control application on automate robot arm in smart manufacturing background. Automation and exporting are two trends Wisconsin…

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