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Core skills training increases productivity, reduces loss and lead time

Wisconsin manufacturer invests in employees for business success


Mule-Hide Manufacturing Co. Inc. manufactures paper products for the residential and commercial building sectors. The paper is used in both low slope and steep slope applications.


To increase employee engagement and improve employee satisfaction and effectiveness. Mule-Hide wanted employees to feel valued as members of the organization.


Critical Core Manufacturing Skills (CCMS) training and safety training provided by Chippewa Valley Technical College. Mule-Hide made a major commitment to provide training in core manufacturing skills by arranging to have virtually all of their production employees complete a 12-module technical certificate training in CCMS.

The training was funded by Mule-Hide as part of its training budget. A workforce Advancement Training (WAT) grant supported the training, making the training very cost effective for the company.


After the training Mule-Hide reported reduced loss, reduced lead-time, increased business opportunities, increased productivity and improved soft skills among employees. Management noticed increased worker engagement and improved communication.