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NEW Manufacturing Insights

  • Ep. 30 (5/23/24): Meet NEWMA chair Jeff Berg of Voith Paper

    23 MAG 2024 · NEWMA board chair Jeff Berg joins Kate and Ann on this week's episode, which is sponsored by Wintrust Commercial Banking at Town Bank, N.A. Jeff is currently the vice president of operations for Voith Paper, which employs more than 500 people in Wisconsin. He first got involved with NEWMA about five years ago and has since become passionate about the organization's mission. This year, he says he is most excited about the development of the safety task force, as well as the upcoming unveiling of NEWMA's Industry 4.0 study results. Hear more leadership insights on this week's episode, and learn more about the alliance online at newmfgalliance.org.
    17 min. 11 sec.
  • Ep. 29 (5/16/24): Making helicopters in the New North region

    16 MAG 2024 · Enstrom Helicopter President Todd Tetzlaff joins Kate and Ann on this week's episode, which is sponsored by Wintrust Commercial Banking at Town Bank, N.A. Tetzlaff says he's had "aviation on the brain" since he was a little kid. ("Airplanes are cool, but helicopters are cooler," he says.) While Tetzlaff says helicopters make up a small percentage of aviation in general, you might be surprised at the number and variety of people who use them.
    13 min. 19 sec.
  • Ep. 28 (5/9/24): Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry CEO Sachin Shivaram

    9 MAG 2024 · Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry CEO Sachin Shivaram started down a path to becoming a lawyer, but he fell in love with metals manufacturing and hasn't looked back. Today, he leads Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry in Manitowoc, where he has helped expand the firm through acquisitions, expansions and product development. In fact, Shivaram shares on this week's episode that WAF is currently in the process of acquiring a restaurant to showcase some of its consumer goods and technologies. The New North, Inc. co-chair is a thought leader on a variety of critical issues, including child care, workforce, higher education and technology, for the region, and he shares his successes, challenges and insights with Kate and Ann on this week's episode, which is sponsored by Wintrust Commercial Banking at Town Bank, N.A.
    28 min. 1 sec.
  • Ep. 27 (5/2/24): The Appleton Airport is soaring

    2 MAG 2024 · This week Appleton International Airport announced that it logged its busiest month ever in March 2024, welcoming 100,800 total passengers (enplaned and deplaned). Business development manager Jesse Funk joins the podcast this week to talk about milestones and momentum, the airport's current expansion project, and the history and vision of a high-quality, community-minded airport as it strives to make air travel accessible to all.  Thank you to Wintrust Commercial Banking at Town Bank, N.A. for sponsoring the podcast all month long.
    15 min. 28 sec.
  • Ep. 26 (4/25/24): Earth Week 2024: Waupaca Foundry is a global sustainability leader

    25 APR 2024 · One of the largest, most heavy-duty companies in Northeast Wisconsin is also one of its most sustainable. In celebration of Earth Week, Waupaca Foundry Corporate Sustainability Manager Bryant Esch joins the podcast to talk about three decades of green innovation at the foundry. His work has led the American Foundry Society to call Bryant "the leading voice for green manufacturing," and he shares what he's learned over the years on this week's episode, including key insights that cut across industries. Thank you to Wintrust Commercial Banking at Town Bank, N.A. for sponsoring the podcast all month long.
    20 min. 14 sec.
  • Ep. 25 (4/18/24): Training "Industrial Athletes" with Dr. Bryan Schwebke

    18 APR 2024 · Dr. Bryan Schwebke, founder and CEO of Paramount Performance Physical Therapy in Suamico, joins Kate Bruns and Ann Franz on this week's episode to talk about his work in the Northeast Wisconsin manufacturing community. Bryan shares how he has used his athletics training background to help train "industrial athletes" in the workplace -- focusing on early intervention, building a supportive team and developing a healthy workplace culture that includes top-down buy-in for health and safety initiatives. Thank you to Wintrust Commercial Banking at Town Bank, N.A. for sponsoring the podcast all month long.
    16 min. 5 sec.
  • Ep. 24 (4/11/24): Menasha Corporation CEO Christopher Drees

    11 APR 2024 · Menasha Corporation, which was recently honored as Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year, is celebrating its 175th anniversary in 2024. Christopher Drees, who became Menasha Corporation's CEO last year after previously leading Mercury Marine, joins co-hosts Kate Bruns and Ann Franz on this week's episode to talk about the history and future of the storied company. Despite its deep roots and a longevity that rivals our state itself, Menasha Corporation was also recognized this year as one of the New North's Fastest Growing Companies by Insight. Drees talks about expansions and technology investments happening at the company's Hartford and Neenah facilities, as well as a recent facility acquisition in Texas. Thank you to Wintrust Commercial Banking at Town Bank, N.A. for sponsoring the podcast all month long.
    12 min. 51 sec.
  • Ep. 23 (4/4/24): Is Northeast Wisconsin a Web 3.0 desert?

    4 APR 2024 · Bill Ritcey of Farm to Plate and Jim Dobinski of StellarBlue.ai are part of a dedicated group of Web 3.0 evangelists working to push the New North region forward in the adoption of technologies like A.I. and blockchain, the latter of which is the subject of the latest technology feature in IOM, "Building Blocks," which can be read here: https://www.insightonbusiness.com/insightonmanufacturing/articles/technology/building-blocks/article_8e7e74ca-e14b-11ee-928d-fb0ff174abf6.html On this episode of NEW Manufacturing Insights, Ritcey and Dobinski sat down with co-hosts Kate Bruns and Ann Franz to talk more about the article, why they meet every Wednesday to talk tech, and why they're worried about the vast distance our region still needs to travel in the realm of Web 3.0 adoption. Thank you to Wintrust Commercial Banking at Town Bank, N.A. for sponsoring the podcast all month long.
    17 min. 48 sec.
  • Ep. 22 (3/28/24): Partnering for manufacturing safety in Northeast Wisconsin

    28 MAR 2024 · Learn more about the NEW Manufacturing Alliance's newest and very popular task force, which is focused on safety, with co-chairs Mark Callow and Mike Winkler of Samuel Pressure Vessel Systems in Marinette. This week's podcast dives deeper into the March "back office" feature of IOM magazine, "Priority One," which can be read online at https://www.insightonbusiness.com/insightonmanufacturing/articles/backoffice/priority-one/article_049234b4-e14f-11ee-8c83-d721f5e652f5.html Thank you to Wintrust Commercial Banking at Town Bank, N.A. for sponsoring the podcast all month long.
    21 min. 54 sec.
  • Ep. 21 (3/21/24): BioForward Wisconsin's Lisa Johnson on our state's biohealth tech hub designation

    21 MAR 2024 · March Madness has arrived, and so has the March issue of Insight on Manufacturing magazine. Dive deeper into this month's cover story with author Amelia Compton-Wolff and with Lisa Johnson, CEO of BioForward Wisconsin, who recently led the successful bid to designate Wisconsin as a Biohealth Tech Hub through the U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration. The history, future and impact of this designation are outlined in Amelia's latest story for IOM, "The Next Frontier," which can be read here: https://www.insightonbusiness.com/insightonmanufacturing/articles/coverstory/the-next-frontier/article_442192e6-e145-11ee-adfb-d370ff711b1d.html The March issue of IOM is available in its entirety as a digital magazine here: https://www.insightonbusiness.com/eedition/page-01/page_849ebf56-2da4-5c8e-8a40-371d82dee167.html Also on this episode: The 2024 NEWMA All-Stars will be honored on the field Saturday night when the Green Bay Blizzard host Iowa at the Resch Center. Add some indoor football to your weekend hoops-watching plans with the Alliance and help us cheer on this year's All-Stars. Thank you to Wintrust Commercial Banking at Town Bank, N.A. for sponsoring the podcast all month long.
    20 min. 46 sec.

NEW Manufacturing Insights is a collaboration between the Northeast Wisconsin Manufacturing Alliance (NEWMA) and Insight on Manufacturing (IOM) magazine, highlighting issues and opportunities for manufacturers in the 18-county New North...

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NEW Manufacturing Insights is a collaboration between the Northeast Wisconsin Manufacturing Alliance (NEWMA) and Insight on Manufacturing (IOM) magazine, highlighting issues and opportunities for manufacturers in the 18-county New North region in Northeast Wisconsin. Hosted by NEWMA Executive Director Ann Franz and IOM Editor Kate Bruns featuring guests from across the region, new episodes will be released on Thursdays starting Oct. 5. Get a quick overview of the latest NEWMA and Insight programs and events, take a behind-the-scenes look at IOM cover stories and features, and enjoy leadership tips and fun facts you can use to strengthen your manufacturing business, grow your network and advance your career.
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