Manufacturing Business Blog

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

What level of risk are you comfortable with?

Cybersecurity, Uncategorized

By: Kathie Mahoney I have been thinking a lot about the risks we take everyday. Some we do not even process as a risk. Kathie Mahoney and Katy Westcott at SBA Awards 2022 ​​​​​Risk is seen differently from person to…

Manufacturers Identify Top Challenges They Expect to Face


By: Megean Blum and Nico Thomas Credit: iStock/Ong-ad Nuseewor When Nico asked me if I wanted to collaborate on this year’s challenges blog, my second thought after agreeing to the idea was a scene from the 2007 film “Music and Lyrics,” which I likely…

Consultant Rick Ruzga brings new level of breadth and depth to operations team

Certification & Standards, Operational Excellence

Rick Ruzga, Consultant, Operations Excellence Trying to capture everything our newest consultant, Rick Ruzga, brings to our operations team in just a few short paragraphs is a tall order. After all, he’s worked at companies of all sizes in a…

Wisconsin manufacturing economy resilient and expecting slower, more sustainable growth

Growth & Strategy

Secretary Peter Barca, Wisconsin Department of Revenue Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR) Secretary, Peter Barca, and John Koskinen, Chief Economist for the Wisconsin Department of Revenue spoke to WMEP Manufacturing Solutions team members about “The Economy and Its Impact on Wisconsin…

A new face—and a new role—on WMEP’s business development team

Recent Programs, Uncategorized

Meet Craig Fey, WMEP’s new Business Development Specialist Craig Fey, Business Development There are nearly 10,000 manufacturers in the State of Wisconsin. And although WMEP has partnered with nearly half of them, there are still companies out there who haven’t…

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…

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