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 "Now Hiring!".  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.

The Industrial Controls Co. in Neenah, WI is recruiting for a sales representative.   Qualifications and Experience:  5+ years of sales experience.  Become part of a growing company that believe in creating an experience for its customers that far surpasses a traditional customer-supplier relationship.  Seeking an experienced sales rock star to create excitement using your outstanding business development skills and expert knowledge of relationship building to drive sales results.  Our sales representatives are responsible for the development and performance of all sales activities for northern Wisconsin.  "Apply on Doug Bengson's LinkedIn page."  2-24-2015

Graphics/Systems of Menomoniee Falls assists companies in implementing new engineering technologies to streamline product development and design better products.  They are currently recruiting for the following positions.

Interested candidates can apply online2-24-2015

Rockline Industries of Sheboygan, WI has a number of job opportunities in production, engineering, professional support and more!  If you are looking for a place to learn, grow and demonstrate potential with a global world class manufacturer with family values, they may have a career for you!  2-17-2015

Fox Valley Wood Products , W811 State Hwy. 96, Kaukauna, WI is recruiting for two positions.  Both positions offer excellent benefits and involve piling lumber and/or building pallets and crates.  Individuals with a good work ethic are encouraged to apply in-person2-12-2015

CMD Corporation of Appleton, WI is hiring for the following positions 2/5/2015

  • CNC Machinist - 3rd Shift
  • Skilled Assemblers - 2nd & 3rd Shift
    • Mechanical Assemblers
    • Electrical Assemblers
    • Electro-Mechanical Assemblers
  • CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) Mechanical Engineer

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

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, 3/5/2015 - Full Membership Meeting, 12:00 to 2:00 p.m., Fox Valley Technical College

Thursday, 4/9/2015 - Development Task Force Meeting, 8:30 a.m., EMT International

Wednesday, 4/15/2015, - Communications Task Force Meeting, 1:00 p.m., Wipfli 

Friday, 4/17/2015 - K-12 Task Force Meeting, 8:30 a.m., Lakeshore Technical College

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