Welcome to the NEW Manufacturing Alliance

The NEW Manufacturing Alliance is a group of manufacturers, working 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 career postings: 

Nature's Way of Green Bay, WI is seeking an enthusiastic, self-starter, experienced and talented Industrial Mechanic/Maintenance Technician for their 3rd shift.  This position will assist in the day to day facility upkeep, including manufacturing/distribution equipment repair and preventable maintenance.  Nature's Way is also seeking a Facility Maintenance Technician for their 2nd shift .  This position is responsible for performing maintenance procedures throughout the facility as required. Resumes/applications can be emailed to www.naturesway.com.  9/18/2014

Kohler Co. of Kohler, WI has the following open positions.

Each Kohler Co. associate has the mission of contributing to a higher level of gacious living for those who are touched by their products and services.  They reflect this mission in their work, in their team approach to meeting objectives and in each of the products and services they provide their customers.  Visit their website to apply.  9-3-2014

Great Northern Corporation (GNC) is hiring Production Positions.  GNC is welcoming candidates for full-time production employment at their Appleton facility.  Persons hired are required to work a M-F rotating shift assignment.  Overtime is also required.  If you are interested in becoming part of a successful and progressive company with well maintained equipment that embraces Lean philosophies and has a culture of wellness, please complete an employment application in person at:  395 Stroebe Road, Appleton, WI.  8-29-2014

ExacTech of Sturgeon Bay, WI is hiring a Large CNC Horizontal Boring Bar Machine Operators, Blaster, Utility, and FCAW Welders. ExacTech stands on the cutting edge of today's machine centers handling medium-to-heavy metal fabrication, ultra-precision CNC machining, burning/basting, metal assembly and finishing services.  ExacTech is committed to providing the highest level of service to their customers; and the combined strength and sustained excellence of their employee base is the driving force behind this commitment.  Visit their website to learn more.  8-29-2014

Marine Travelift of Sturgeon Bay, WI is hiring a Machine AssemblerTechnical Writer and SolidWorks Drafter. Marine Travelift is the world's premier manufacturer of boat handling equipment.  They offer the most complete product line in the industry.  8-29-2014

Questions or resumes can be emailed for any position at ExacTech or Marine Travelift at hr@marinetravelift.com.

Curt G. Joa, Inc. is recognized as a leader in the engineering and building of specialty lines of machinery and is actively seeking a Machinist (NIGHTS).  Requires; Education generally equivalent to a high school diploma.  2-3 years of experience in set-up and programming on Bridge Mill and/or CNC horizontal, lathes and verticles.  Basic math skills.  Good oral and written communications skills.  Must be able to read and understand bludeprints, specifications and routings.

Curt G. Joa, Inc. offers an attractive compensation and benefit package.  Applications and additional information can be found on their website8-25-2014 

2014 Manufacturing Vitality Index

The fourth annual 2014 NEW Manufacturing Alliance's Northeast Wisconsin Manufacturing Vitality Index results were announced on December 6, 2013.  The study focused on northeast Wisconsin manufacturers' plans for 2014.  The study surveyed employers that had $3 million dollars or more in annual revenue and 25 or more employees.  There were 111 manufacturers that responded to the survey.

Business Growth:  66% expect an increase in sales in 2014.

Capital Investment & Plant Modernization:  50% plan on plant modernization in the next 12-24 months.

Workforce Growth & Recruitment:  One in three manufacturers are planning on hiring throughout each quarter in 2014.  The study found 60% expect they will have difficulty locating talent in the region.  Occupations in demand are:  CNC machinists, machine operators, truck drivers, team assemblers and engineering technicians.  Soft skills are another concern area for manufacturers.  Employers are finding the workforce lacking in communication skills, work ethic, time management/attendance, teamwork and professionalism.

Click for the full report: 2014 Manufacturing Vitality Index 

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


  Click on the magazine cover to access the online 2014 All Stars publication.  

 Calendar of Events 

Friday, 9/19/2014
8:30 a.m.
K-12 Task Force at Denmark High School

Tuesday, 10/21/2014
Excellence in Manufacturing/K-12 Partnerships Awards Dinner at the KI - Tickets must be purchased by Wednesday, October 15, 2014.

Wednesday, 10/22/2014
  General Membership Meeting at the Manufacturing First Expo & Conference at the KI

Thursday, 11/13/2014
8:30 a.m.
Development Task Force at Precision Paper Converters

Wednesday, 11/19/2014
1:00 p.m.
Communications Task Force at Georgia-Pacific

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