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 is a new open position.

Sargento Foods Inc. is looking for a production/sanitation supervisor to join their Kiel facility team.  The production supervisor is responsible for the day-to-day work output for designated production lines by supervising and coordinating activities of production employees.  An associate degree is required; bachelor's degree in operations, business, quality or related field preferred.  Interested applicants should apply directly on Sargento's career site11/14/2014

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

Tuesday, 12/2/2014
2:15 p.m.
General Membership Meeting at the Blue Harbor Resort

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

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