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 about all 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 80 manufacturers that represent the Alliance may contact you for job openings within their organization.

The following are new career postings:

Astro Industries, Inc. of Green Bay, WI has an opening for a Chrome Plater.  Duties include; performing metal finishing of products using hexavalent chromium, develop setups for electroplating operations involving processing time, voltage amperage and block-offs.  Must be able to train on first shift and work permanently on 2nd shift, with some weekends.  They will train the right person!  Email your resume to kimr@astroind.com4-2-2014

Curt G. Joa, Inc. of Sheboygan Falls, WI has an opening for a Shop Floor Operations Coordinator.  Duties include; creating routings and bills of material, estimating labor hours for capacity planning and job costing, evaluate requirements, determine best manufacturing methods, create shop orders, and participate in manufacturing reviews.  Company offers an attractive compensation and benefit package.  Applications and additional information can be found on their website at www.joa.com. 4-17-2014

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 

Contact us at:  ann.franz@nwtc.edu or bmiller@fvwdb.com  


  Click on the magazine cover to access the online 2014 All Stars publication.  

 Calendar of Events 

Friday, 4/18/2014
8:30 a.m.
K-12 Outreach Task Force at KI

Thursday, 5/8/2014
8:30 a.m.
Development Task Force at N.E.W. Plastics Corp.

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