The Waukesha County Manufacturing Alliance serves as a platform for manufacturers to share ideas, encourage innovation, work together to transform the image of manufacturing and target new talent. The Manufacturing Alliance was formed in 2010 in response to the critical needs of our manufacturers, who account for 20% of industry — or 1 in 5 jobs — in Waukesha County.
Here are some programs of the Manufacturing Alliance:
- Manufacturing Executive Council – The Manufacturing Executive Council is comprised of manufacturing leaders who set the strategic direction for the work of the Waukesha County Manufacturing Alliance – working to raise the profile of manufacturing in Waukesha County, share best practices and attract a talented pipeline of skilled labor.
- OpEx tours – The Waukesha County Business Alliance hosts Operational Excellence tours for its Manufacturing Alliance members. Company leaders come together to tour a manufacturer in Waukesha County to share best practices, offer leadership level learning opportunities and foster a strong manufacturing environment in southeast Wisconsin.
- HREx programs – The Waukesha County Business Alliance hosts an HR Excellence Series for its Manufacturing Alliance members to share best practices, offer leadership level learning opportunities and foster a strong manufacturing environment in Waukesha County. Manufacturing human resources professionals from around Waukesha County hear from a guest speaker on the topics that most affect their work day-to-day. Attendees share best practices, questions and ideas through a facilitated roundtable discussion on the speaker’s topic following the presentation.
- Schools2Skills™ tours – Schools2Skills™ started in 2011 to give Waukesha County high schools the opportunity to tour local manufacturers and see firsthand the innovative and advanced technology right here in southeast Wisconsin. Schools2Skills™ is dedicated to educating students about what the manufacturing industry has to offer, showing them that a career in manufacturing allows those with highly technical skills to excel and succeed.
While the Alliance has not taken a formal position on tariffs, we are working to connect business to their legislators and others when they have feedback to share. Below is a message from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce president and CEO, Tom Donohue, regarding this federal issue. The U.S. Chamber is collecting information from businesses that […]
We know that every day, our schools are doing more and more to partner with business. We too, are expanding our efforts in the area of K-12 relationships, business and education partnerships, workforce development and supporting districts in their academic and career planning work. In recent years, this work has increased dramatically. We’re excited that for the 2018-19 school year, 12 school districts in Waukesha County have committed to work with the Alliance to take these efforts to the next level.
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The EPA has adjusted its earlier classification for Waukesha County and reclassified the entire county as “in attainment.”
On Tuesday, May 1, the State of Wisconsin and Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation awarded the School District of Elmbrook a $25,000 grant to create a Makerspace and Fabrication Lab or “Fab Lab” at Brookfield Central High School.
Because of the workforce issue and with the launch of Academic and Career Planning throughout Wisconsin in 2017, our new initiatives to connect businesses and educational institutions are of the utmost importance.
Waukesha® Metal Products
Ellison Technologies of Wisconsin
David Bahl Jr.
Weldall Manufacturing, Inc.
President and CEO
Sentry Equipment Corp
SPX Transformer Solutions
Betsy Bear Hoff
Alloy Products Corp
Pindel Global Precision
KHS USA, Inc.
Aries Industries, Inc.
Entrust Manufacturing Technologies, Inc.
Vice President of Operations
Denali Ingredients LLC
SR Vice President of Operations
Generac Power Systems, Inc.
KLH Industries, Inc.
Director of Government Affairs
Luis Hernandez, Jr.
Urethane Systems Plus Inc.
VP/GM Power Delivery & Regulation
Eaton, Cooper Power Systems Division
TLX Technologies LLC
Precision Screw Thread Corporation (PST)
Mathison Manufacturing, Inc.
Stanek Tool LLC
SPX Transformer Solutions, Inc.
Engineering Specialists Inc
Chief Operating Officer
Power Test Inc.
Reich Tool & Design Inc
Universal Welding & Engineering Inc
New Berlin Plastics
Bevco Engineering Company, Inc.
Waukesha Site & Engineering Leader
Senior VP & General Manager
VP of Manufacturing
Sentry® Equipment Corp
Dynatect Manufacturing, Inc.
First Business Bank
R&R Insurance Services, Inc.
Consolidated Construction Co Inc