Welcome to the NEW Manufacturing Alliance

The NEW Manufacturing Alliance is a group of manufacturers that work with educational institutions, workforce development boards, chambers of commerce and state organizations to promote manufacturing in our Northeast Wisconsin region.

Our vision is to unite northeast Wisconsin manufacturers to strengthen our position as a world-leading region of advanced manufacturing opportunities.

Our Four Objectives

1. Create a positive view of manufacturing careers in our area.

2.  Grow partnerships with K-16, media and other manufacturers.

3. Promote workforce development.

4. Advance collaboration efforts that promote the health of manufacturing.   

NEW Manufacturing Alliance Initiatives

See a mind map of the committees and their activities that makeup the NEW Manufacturing Alliance.    

Alliance members are hiring!

To view member company open positions, under the "Job Seekers" tab, click "Hot Jobs".  ALSO, under the "Manufacturers" tab click "Alliance Members' Websites" to visit member companies online to learn more about their open positions and how to apply.   

To be considered for positions with the member companies of the NEW Manufacturing Alliance, go to the "Job Seekers" tab.  Click "Create a Networking Profile".  After you submit your profile, the over 80 manufacturers that represent the Alliance may contact you for job openings within their organization.

The following are new open positions.

Graphics/Systems assists companies in implementing new engineering technologies to streamline product development and design better products.  They are currently recruiting for the following positions for their Menomonee Falls, WI location.

Interested candidates can apply online12-12-2014

Georgia-Pacific of Green Bay is recruiting for a manufacturing service technician.  Responsibilities include; A) Field machining B) Examinations, inspections and diagnostic services C) Report writing for document findings and to make supported recommendations D) Troubleshoot equipment.  Must be willing and able to work weekends, holidays and overtime when needed.  Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.  Apply online.   12-5-2014

2015 Manufacturing Vitality Index

The fifth annual 2015 NEW Manufacturing Alliance's Northeast Wisconsin Manufacturing Vitality Index results were announced on December 2, 2014.  The study focused on northeast Wisconsin manufacturers' plans for 2015.  The study surveyed employers that had $3 million dollars or more in annual revenue and 25 or more employees.  There were 151 manufacturers that responded to the survey.

Business Growth:  86% expect an increase in sales in 2015.

Capital Investment & Plant Modernization:  66% plan on plant modernization in the next 12-24 months.

Workforce Growth & Recruitment:  Over forty percent of manufacturers are planning on hiring throughout each quarter in 2015.  The study found 72% expect they will have difficulty locating talent in the region.  Occupations in demand are:  CNC machinists, machine operators, engineers, sales representatives, welders, maintenance mechanics and IT.  Soft skills are another concern area for manufacturers.  Employers are finding the workforce lacking in communications skills, attendance, work ethic, math and decision-making skills.

Click for the full report: 2015 Manufacturing Vitality Index 

If you have questions or comments, please contact Ann Franz, alliance director, at ann.franz@nwtc.edu.

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  Click on the magazine cover to access the online 2015 All Stars publication.  

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Thursday, 1/8/2015 8:30 a.m.
Development Task Force Meeting -  Bordini Center

Friday, 1/16/2015 8:30 a.m.
K-12 Task Force Meeting - Sargento Foods Inc.

Wednesday, 1/21/2015 1:00 p.m.
Communications Task Force Meeting - Insight Publications

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