manufacturing

By Erin Eagan
Despite some perceptions that manufacturing is a man’s career (at least traditionally), a large number of women during World War II worked in manufacturing. These women were the wives, sisters and daughters of men who enlisted in the armed forces, leaving vacant positions behind. It was during that...
By Erin Eagan
October is Manufacturing Month in Wisconsin, when the spotlight shines brightly on an industry that accounts for $58 billion of the state’s annual economic output. Unfortunately, a recurring theme with Manufacturing Month over the years has been the industry’s struggle to find skilled workers in...
By Susan Pohorski
If you think manufacturing is dead or dark, dirty and dangerous you’re in for a surprise. Manufacturing employees operate high-tech, computerized machinery in clean, safe environments and in many cases earn more than the average Wisconsin private-sector workers. Come and see during Manufacturing...
If you ask a typical elementary school student what they want to be when they grow up many will say a firefighter, police officer, teacher, nurse, doctor or NFL player. These are the careers they are exposed to in the media and in everyday life. When Joe Weitzer, dean of the Center for Business...
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