Membership Benefits

A large segment of manufacturers throughout northeast Wisconsin are growing more concerned about the lack of skilled manufacturing workers. As baby boomers retire, there are fewer and fewer people entering the manufacturing field to replace these workers. How can our companies continue to prosper, if they do not have the workforce they need? The Northeast Wisconsin 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 18 county region. Benefits of joining the NEW Manufacturing Alliance include the following.

MANUFACTURER Member Benefits
  • Manufacturing First Expo and Conference is held in October. This event hosts great speakers and is an excellent networking opportunity. Members receive a complimentary booth and four admission tickets ($725 value).  
  • Internship Draft Day at Lambeau Field is held in November. Only Alliance members are eligible to attend this complimentary event ($500 value). 
  • Nominate your employee(s) for the Alliance’s All Stars Awards. Over 200,000 All Stars magazines have been distributed. Only Alliance members can nominate an employee(s) for the 2021 All Stars.  The winners will be featured in a 2-3 minute video, which accompanies the magazine.
  • The Alliance will post your job openings on its website and other social media platforms.
  • Hire a Hero – Resumes and profiles of veterans seeking employment are shared with companies that express interest in receiving this information.
  • The Alliance connects talent by sending you resumes of individuals that have completed training programs with My Brother’s Keeper, Forward Services, etc.
  • The Alliance tweets (@NEWmfg) 3-5 times a day. Be sure to send your company news for us to tweet to our over 1,400 followers. In addition, the Alliance hosts Facebook and LinkedIn pages.
  • Your K-12 outreach opportunities are promoted on the Alliance’s website. The Alliance also connects your company to high school students via the Earn & Learn program.
  • Free exhibit booth at You Can Make It Expos at Greenville and Lombardi Middle Schools ($600 value).

 

  • Attend the complimentary quarterly, full membership meetings in March, June, October and December ($200 value).
  • Optional complimentary joint membership in the North Coast Marine Manufacturing Alliance (NCMMA) (northcoastmma.org). For companies interested in being a supplier to the marine builders, NCMMA membership includes an annual networking meeting held in April.
  • For the 2019-2020 school year, the Alliance will sponsor $45,000 in college scholarships for manufacturing-related degrees at 2 & 4-year regional colleges. In total, the Alliance has sponsored a quarter million dollars in scholarships.
  • Training Grants – The Alliance has secured over one million dollars for Alliance member companies to train their employees regarding topics on leadership, mechanical and troubleshooting.
  • Participate in surveys related to the aging workforce, Industry 4.0, and workforce development.
  • New for 2020, the opportunity to participate in an ADP talent management survey that will benchmark your company with over 13,000 companies ($6,000 value).
  • New for 2020, the opportunity to participate in training and programming related to Industry 4.0.
  • Your company can participate in one or more of the Alliance Task Forces: Talent, K-12, Communications, Industry 4.0, STEM and Talent Risk.
  • Your company’s website will be linked on the NEW Manufacturing Alliance’s website.
  • The Alliance is a unified voice for manufacturers to connect to change the image of manufacturing careers!

Annual Dues Structure for Manufacturers

The company’s total number of employees in northeast Wisconsin determines the cost of dues per year:

1 to 50 Employees $750
51 to 250 Employees $950
251 to 500 Employees $1,250
>500 Employees $2,000 

 

Associate Membership is available to non-manufacturing organizations and institutions that rely on a successful manufacturing sector, including service providers, suppliers, financial organizations, insurers, transporters, law firms, construction, third-party logistics, and distributors.  Associate members can only comprise 50 percent of the overall membership (Manufacturers plus Associate).  The annual membership fee is $2,500.  All Associate members must be approved by the steering committee.

For further information, please contact Ann Franz at (920) 498-5587 or ann.franz@nwtc.edu.


ASSOCIATE Member Benefits
  • Attend the complimentary quarterly, full membership meetings in March, June, October and December ($200 value). 
  • Internship Draft Day at Lambeau Field is held in November. Only Alliance members are eligible to attend this complimentary event ($500 value). 
  • Manufacturing First Expo and Conference is held in October. This event hosts great speakers and is an excellent networking opportunity. Members receive a complimentary booth and four admission tickets ($725 value). 
  • The Alliance will post your job openings on its website and other social media platforms.
  • Hire a Hero – Resumes and profiles of veterans seeking employment are shared with member companies interested in receiving this information.
  • The Alliance connects talent by sending you resumes of individuals that have completed training programs with My Brother’s Keeper, Forward Services, etc.
  • The Alliance tweets (@NEWmfg) 3-5 times a day. Be sure to send your company news for us to tweet to our over 1,400 followers.  In addition, the Alliance hosts Facebook and LinkedIn webpages.
  • Your K-12 outreach opportunities are promoted on the Alliance’s website. The Alliance also connects your company to high school students via the Earn & Learn

 

  • Free exhibit booth at You Can Make It Expos at Greenville and Lombardi Middle Schools ($600 value).
  • Optional complimentary joint membership in the North Coast Marine Manufacturing Alliance (NCMMA) (northcoastmma.org). For companies interested in being a supplier to the marine builders, NCMMA membership includes an annual networking meeting held in April.
  • For the 2019-2020 school year, the Alliance will sponsor $45,000 in college scholarships for manufacturing-related degrees at 2 & 4-year regional colleges. The Alliance has sponsored over a quarter million dollars in scholarships.
  • Training Grants – The Alliance has secured over one million dollars for Alliance member companies to train their employees regarding topics on leadership, mechanical and troubleshooting.
  • Participate in surveys related to the aging workforce, Industry 4.0, and workforce development.
  • New for 2020, the opportunity to participate in training and programming related to Industry 4.0.
  • Your company can join on one or more of the Alliance Task Forces: Talent, K-12, Communications, Industry 4.0, STEM and Talent Risk.
  • Your company’s website will be linked on the NEW Manufacturing Alliance website.
  • Network with manufacturers.
  • Partner with manufacturers to address the regional skills shortage!