Manufacturing creates economic growth and is the engine that drives the Wisconsin economy. On the Wisconsin Made, The Podcast, host Nick Novak takes you inside the vibrancy of Wisconsin manufacturers as he sits down with business leaders in the industry.This podcast is in association with the Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year program, a premiere annual awards program celebrating excellence in manufacturing in the state of Wisconsin. Thank you to our program partners Baker Tilly, Michael Best and Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC). We remain committed to our mission of recognizing excellence in manufacturing, and as part of that continued commitment, we want to showcase the strength and resilience of Wisconsin's manufacturing community - even during a global pandemic.This podcast features stories of how traditional operations, processes and procedures may have shifted to re-envisioning manufacturing today because now more than ever, it is crucial to come together as one community to remember that manufacturing is not only the backbone, but the engine that drives this great state's economy.Tune in each week to hear from Wisconsin CEOs and executives within the manufacturing industry to learn about their challenges, opportunities and success navigating their business throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. We will hear about their success stories and learn more about the future state of manufacturing in Wisconsin post-pandemic.
EP 5 - 2020: The Year of Re-Envisioning Operations in Manufacturing | Power Test Dynamometers | Sussex, Wisconsin
In this week’s episode of “Wisconsin Made. The Podcast.” we highlight Power Test Dynamometers out of Sussex, Wisconsin. They began 2020 with momentum that was created the previous year and maintained it throughout. The company completed two acquisitions, expanded its manufacturing footprint and increased its workforce while exhibiting 5% revenue growth and a 30% growth in profit. In addition, Power Test again contributed 2% of revenue to charity and supported COVID relief in other ways. Employees organized supply drives to support local organizations, continued blood drives onsite and donated meals to local hospital workers.
EP 4 - 2021 and Beyond: The Future of Manufacturing | Pindel Global Precision, PRODx & Linetec | New Berlin & Wausau, Wisconsin
In this week’s episode of “Wisconsin Made. The Podcast.” we highlight Pindel Global Precision and PRODx out of New Berlin and Linetec out of Wausau. These companies each experienced unique challenges in 2020 while also finding new business opportunities. Also, we discuss about how the pandemic affected global supply chains and how that’s a huge opportunity for manufacturers in Wisconsin.
EP 3 - Manufacturers Impact for PPE, Testing Kit Supply | Teel Plastics | Baraboo, Wisconsin
“I think most people who would be listening to this have probably interacted with one of our products at least once and I don’t know whether to say your welcome or I’m sorry depending on your opinion of the (testing) kit, but it’s obviously a critical...
EP 2 - Manufacturing Processes, Protocols and Tools Re-Imagined | Nicolet Plastics LLC | Jackson, Wisconsin
In the second episode of “Wisconsin Made. The Podcast.” we highlight our first manufacturing story as we feature Nicolet Plastics out of Jackson, Wisconsin. In 2020, they lived by their trademark: Fast, Fluid and Flexible. Nicolet Plastics had a customer who manufactured disposable PPE that suddenly experienced a huge increase in demand due to COVID-19. In less than two weeks, the company added a third shift and increased production from 200,000 parts per week to 600,000. Over the next six weeks, they added equipment and began running shifts 24/7 to produce 1.6 million parts per week.
EP 1 - Manufacturing 2020: How Challenges Became Opportunity
In the first episode of Wisconsin Made. The Podcast. which is brought to you by Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year (MOTY) Awards program, host Nick Novak is joined by the MOTY program partners Baker Tilly, Michael Best and Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) to discuss why we started this podcast and what you can expect in future episodes as we highlight Wisconsin manufacturers ability to navigate their business throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Wisconsin Made. The Podcast. | Trailer (Coming this Spring)
Tune in each week to hear from Wisconsin CEOs and executives within the manufacturing industry to learn about their challenges, opportunities and success navigating their business throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. We will hear about their success stories and learn more about the future state of manufacturing in Wisconsin post-pandemic.
Wisconsin really is a leader in manufacturing! So many great stories shared so far! Love the podcast.