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The logistics of getting an item like a pair of scissors into the hands of an elementary school student has long been an endeavor many took fo…

If you’re like me, and I suspect most people are, you’ve been missing human connection. While we give thanks for technology that allows us to …

Manufacturers are increasingly embracing new ways to fill open positions and find the talent they need — even when that means creating part-ti…

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The Manufacturing First Expo & Conference returned as an in-person event this year, delivering attendees a message of hope and strength at…

The struggle for employers of all kinds to attract workers is well known, but the challenge also extends to workforce development groups.

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What do dog food packaging, cardboard boxes and diapers have in common? They — along with thousands of other products — all got their start in…

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In the past year and a half, paper products have spent some unexpected time in the spotlight: from the beginning of the pandemic when toilet p…

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There’s good news and not-so-good news about how the manufacturing sector is faring. The good news is that it continues to grow rapidly, shaki…

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When Jim Eastman graduated from high school in the 1980s and became interested in the trades, he had to chart his own path. He joined the Navy…

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When Dr. Rick Rigsby came out with his first book, “Afraid to Hope,” in 2018, it was well received … and drew some pointed feedback, including…

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It wasn’t so long ago that workers might have toiled for years in a role they didn’t like, all in the name of job security. Today, the landsca…

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With nearly 50 years of experience, Faith Technologies has remained focused on safety. That includes winning the 2020 Willis Towers Watson Con…

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The transportation and logistics sector is one that’s filled with both opportunities and challenges, and a new Schneider innovation center in …

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Ann Franz is fond of aphorisms and has many to describe the NEW Manufacturing Alliance and her role leading it: “We always talk about this bei…

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Talent is one of those issues that will require a multipronged approach to address. With Wisconsin home to an aging population and not nearly …

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JBS USA Holdings, Inc., the nation’s largest producer of meat products with a location in Green Bay, ground to a halt in early June when a ran…

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Though the pandemic has disrupted the global supply chain for more than a year, one event — the dayslong blockage of the Suez Canal in Egypt i…

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Working in the field with Wisconsin’s apprenticeship program, Joshua Johnson witnessed some of the headaches prospective apprentices encounter…

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Food safety is not just the job of food safety personnel. It’s the leaders and management-level employees in the food processing industry who …

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From hefty hiring bonuses to billboards to ubiquitous “now hiring” signs, employers are trying everything to attract — and retain — talent. 

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Grant Pauly enjoyed making beer, so when it came time to open 3 Sheeps Brewing Co. in Sheboygan, he knew one thing: To get his product in the …

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Growing up with a mother who was a manufacturing leader, Nicole Swanton didn’t fully appreciate the example her mom set until Swanton herself …

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For a time, the idea of 3D printing captured the imagination, leading some to believe that eventually we would 3D print anything and everythin…