Not your father’s factory

Today’s manufacturing environment is safer, more inclusive, and higher-tech than the past

Poised for global growth, factories offer exciting opportunities for a sought-after workforce.

Angels sometimes take the stairs when they fly

A call to arms (and legs) for southeast Wisconsin businesses and their employees

Climb to battle lung disease on the American Lung Association Fight For Air Climb Day, March 10, 2018.

Meeting the challenges of the Food Safety Modernization Act

How to prevent as well as better respond to and contain problems when they do occur

Every food company should have a Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) plan. Here’s why.

The season for giving presents opportunities to bring people together

Get into the charity spirit of the holiday season

Volunteering can help others, build traditions, and bring work teams and families closer.

Implementing a quality management system to achieve operational excellence

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) develops manufacturing standards for systematic improvement

Manufacturers that become ISO 9001 certified prove their value to customers and open doors to increased sales and an expanded group of customers.

Are you considering a new health insurance partner?

Think about short-term costs versus long-term value

Making investments in employees’ overall well-being can lay the foundation to make solid, value-based decisions when choosing a health insurance plan.

Food & beverage is booming – just as expectations are changing

How new consumer behaviors may impact your product line

Better eating habits are trending as a way to stay healthy for longer and improve overall quality of life.

Design inspiration: Timeless design principles

Looking forward and back for examples of elegant simplicity

The best designs are those that are so accepted they become invisible to us, and we designers stand on the shoulders of many who came before us.

Don’t let holiday stress get the best of you

Planning ahead can help you head off the tension at the pass

As you head into the holiday season, consider ways that you can change the pressures you may be putting on yourself during this time of year.

Set your business up for success

Our year-end checklist can help you prepare for a successful 2018

The chaos or quiet of your year’s end is also a natural point to evaluate the year that was and take action to improve the year ahead.

Taking a fact-based, data-driven approach to building effective employee retention programs

Retaining a motivated and engaged workforce is crucial to the success of Wisconsin manufacturers

Companies can spend a lot of money and resources chasing solutions based on “gut checks” only to find they have minimal impact.

Workplace stress? Try building resilience

Resilience increases a person’s ability to live a positive life

Practicing various aspects of resilience can significantly improve quality of life and longevity.