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: 

Silvan Industries of Marinette, WI is seeking welders for their 2nd shift and weekend day shifts. Silvan is also recruiting for an Electrical Maintenance Technician.  This position requires at least 3 years of progressively responsible maintenance experience or its equivalent; electrical experience in 120V, 240V, 480V, single phase and three phase; and knowledge of hydraulics, machine shop equipment and tools, and basic electronics.  Interested job seekers for either position can submit a cover letter and resume to spvg.hr@samuel.com.  9/23/2014


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



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.  


Wednesday, 10/1/2014
A Celebration of Manufacturing
at the new KOHLER Center for Manufacturing Excellence - Dedication Program 2:00-3:00 p.m. - Public Open House 3:00-7:00 p.m. - Manufacturing Employer Showcase 3:00-7:00 p.m. RSVP online now.

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

Friday, 11/21/2014
8:30 a.m.
K-12 Task Force at Plexus 

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