Manufacturing Business Blog

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

10 Ways TWI Supports Employee Engagement and Retention

Talent & Culture

October 18, 2023By: Phil Chadderdon Credit: iStock/t:Kerkez Workforce challenges these days are never-ending, not just for manufacturers but across the business spectrum. You have to be on top of your game to be successful building a talent pipeline, recruiting and…

Create and Implement a Standardized Work Program

Operational Excellence, Talent & Culture, Uncategorized

Combat the existing and pending skills gap In manufacturing, on-the-job training (OJT) is recognized as one of the best ways to share knowledge about processes and procedures. As more and more retirees leave the workforce and take their expertise with…

How to Protect Your Business from Cyber Attacks


October 22, 2019 By: Traci Spencer This article originally appeared on IndustryWeek. Guest blog post by Traci Spencer, Grant Program Manager for TechSolve, Inc., the southwest regional partner of the Ohio MEP, part of the MEP National NetworkTM. This article is the second installment in…

Third Annual Comprehensive Study Details Current State of Wisconsin Manufacturing


For more information, contact: Buckley Brinkman at (608) 334-6077 or [email protected] MADISON, WI – The Wisconsin Center for Manufacturing & Productivity (WCMP) releases its third annual Wisconsin Manufacturing Report (WMR) on Tuesday. The report shows manufacturers are more optimistic about…

NEW GUIDE: MEP National Network Workforce Programs, Services and Trainings


September 8, 2023 By: Katie Rapp It’s no longer news that many manufacturers find it difficult to attract and retain enough skilled employees. The nationwide manufacturing talent shortage and skills gap pose complex challenges that threaten individual companies’ bottom lines. In…

Understanding Marketing Signaling

Growth & Strategy, Uncategorized

By: Patrick Strother • CEO & CMO, Strother Communications Group So, what does evolutionary biology have to do with marketing? Turns out, quite a bit. What is marketing signaling? In its simplest form, marketing signaling is any communication that provides…

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