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.

Sargento Foods Inc. of Plymouth, WI is hiring for 2nd and 3rd shift manufacturing electrician openings.  1/30/2015

Marinette Marine Corporation has the following open positions.

  • Associate Engineer-SOC
  • Engineer I-Naval Architect
  • Engineer II-HVAC
  • Engineer II
  • Engineer II-Naval Architect
  • Foreman-Machinery
  • Foreman-Electrical
  • HR Representative
  • Lead Engineering Technical Scheduler
  • Machinery Space Operating Supervisor
  • NACE Paint Coordinator
  • NDT Technician II
  • Payroll Manager
  • Production Engineer I
  • Sr. Engineer-HVAC
  • Sr. Engineer-Structural
  • Sr. Program Manager
  • Union Machinery Installers
  • Union Electricians
  • Union Painters
  • Union Pipefitters
  • Union Welders-Pipe

Visit the Fincantieri Marine Group website to learn more and apply.  Select Marinette, WI for the location.  1-6-2015


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.


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


Thursday, 2/12/2015 Development Task Force Meeting -The meeting will be held at approximately 1:00 p.m., following the internship training event. UW-Oshkosh Executive Education Center 

Tuesday, 2/17/2015, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., NWTC Green Bay Corporate Training & Conference Center, "Managing the Supply Chain & Logistics Talent Crisis " - A recent article in Fortune magazine predicts a need for 1.4 million supply chain & logistics workers by 2018.  The panel discussion will cover strategies, ideas and resources that have helped them attract and retain the right employees to meet their growing business needs.  This will be a night of learning and networking.  Register online by February 12. 

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