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Northeast Wisconsin Manufacturing Alliance

The NEW Manufacturing Alliance is a group of manufacturers, working with educators, workforce development, chambers of commerce and state organizations to promote manufacturing in our Northeast WI region. The Vision of the Alliance is that every northeast Wisconsin manufacturer will find the talent it needs.

Upcoming Events


On June 14, 2017, NEWMA earned recognition from a national manufacturing council. Frost & Sullivan's Manufacturing Leadership Council presented the Alliance with its Talent Management Leadership High Achiever Award at a gala in the Los Angeles, CA area. NEWMA was recognized alongside major manufacturers like IBM, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Lexmark and Under Armour. 

The Alliance  is composed of manufacturers that work with schools, workforce development agencies, chambers of commerce and state organizations to promote manufacturing.

Alliance Director Ann Franz said the organization's Manufacturing All Stars recognition program, Internship Draft Day program and Get Real Math videos were key programs that helped NEWMA win the award. 

"This is a huge validation of what the Alliance has accomplished," Bay Area Workforce Development Board Executive Director James Golembeski said. "We're doing something in this region hardly anyone else is doing."

Excellence in Mfg./K-12 Partnerships Awards


The Alliance is committed to partnering with K-12 and believes the Awards program is one way we can showcase the strong partnerships between education and manufacturers.  Education winners will receive a $500 cash award for their school.  There will also be an auction to raise funds for college scholarships for graduating high school seniors to attend one of the 2 or 4 year colleges in the region.  Over the past 10 years, the Alliance has given over $190,000 in college scholarships!

2016 Education & Community Partnership Award Winners

2016 Manufacturing Award Winners


Internship Draft Day will be held on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at Lambeau Field!

Last year's Internship Draft Day was held on November 10, 2016 at Lambeau Field. Over 200 college/university students from across Wisconsin and Michigan Tech had the opportunity to interview and network with over 40 employers offering paid internship opportunities.

Students also had the opportunity to earn the right to be the #1 draft pick from their school, based on their GPA, networking and interviewing skills. Mark Murphy, President and CEO of the Green Bay Packers, announced all of the #1 draft picks at the conclusion of the event.

Thanks to all of the employers, students, sponsors, volunteers, committee members, and Mark Murphy for making  the event a great success!

All Stars Magazine

Checkout the area’s manufacturing All Stars and get ready to be inspired!

Mark King, President of Adidas North America, Presenting at the 2016 Manufacturing First Expo & Conference in Green Bay, WI

2016 Excellence in Manufacturing/K-12 Partnerships Awards - Bill Jartz, WBAY TV News Anchor, emceed the event.



EXCELLENCE IN MANUFACTURING/K-12 PARTNERSHIPS AWARDS - Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - at the KI Convention Center in Green Bay, WI

MANUFACTURING FIRST EXPO & CONFERENCE - Wednesday & Thursday, October 25 & 26 - at the KI Convention Center in Green Bay, WI

SOLVING THE SKILLS SHORTAGE IN MARINETTE COUNTY - Thursday, November 2 - at BPM, Inc. in Peshtigo - 8:30 AM

K-12 TASK FORCE MEETING - Thursday, November 2 - at KI in Green Bay - 3:00 PM

INTERNSHIP DRAFT DAY - Thursday, November 9 - at Lambeau Field - 3:00 to 6:30 PM


COMMUNICATIONS TASK FORCE MEETING - Wednesday, November 15 - at Heartland Label Printers in Little Chute - 1:00 PM

RETIRED WORKER TASK FORCE MEETING - Tuesday, November 28 - at NWTC's Business Assistance Center - Green Bay - 8:30 AM

STEM TASK FORCE MEETING - Thursday, November 28 - at Bemis (3 Neenah Center - Neenah) - 3:00 PM

TECH ED TEACHER SOLUTIONS MEETING - Tuesday, December 12 - at FVTC's Bordini Center - 4:00 PM

TALENT TASK FORCE MEETING - Thursday, January 11 - at Sargento Foods Inc. in Hilbert - 8:30 AM

SEAPERCH COMPETITION - Saturday, February 17, 2018, at the Ashwaubenon Community Pool, 8:00 AM


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