Help Wanted, and Lots of It, on the Modern Factory Floor
As the U.S. economy continues its long recovery from the Great Recession, one bright spot has been a sector that, to listen to the cynics, you might think had packed up and fled the country. I'm talking about manufacturing. The truth is, U.S. manufacturing is a growth business. Since the end of the recession in 2009, manufacturing employment in this country has risen by nearly 1.3 million workers, to a total of more than 12.7 million jobs. And a quarter-million of those manufacturing jobs were added in the last 12 months alone, according to the latest government employment report.
Wisconsin legislator honored at Waupaca Foundry
Wisconsin Rep. Kevin Petersen (R-Waupaca) was honored with the “Working for Wisconsin” award from Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) on Sept. 12 in a ceremony held at Waupaca Foundry. The award is given out every two years and is given to legislators who support pro-growth policies during the previous legislative session.
Full Speed Ahead: Manufacturing Continues to Grow
Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded again in August, say the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business. The August PMI registered 61.3 percent, an increase of 3.2 percentage points from the July reading of 58.1 percent. PMI is an indicator of the economic health of the manufacturing sector; it's based on five major indicators: new orders, inventory levels, production, supplier deliveries and the employment environment. A reading above 50 percent indicates that the manufacturing economy is generally expanding; below 50 percent indicates that it is generally contracting.
Local hunters support veterans
Area deer hunters helped raise $7,533 for a nonprofit organization that takes Purple Heart recipients hunting and fishing. Hides for Heroes raised the funds for the Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation. The foundation is a national nonprofit that provides outdoor sporting activities for Purple Heart recipients who were wounded in combat. Hides for Heroes involves collecting deer hides, salting them and then selling the hides when the market is right.
Waupaca Foundry Provides Teacher Externship Opportunity
A part of the CESA 8 Career Academy Teacher Externship (CATE) Program, Waupaca Foundry in Marinette, Wisconsin mentored Cathy Smiley, a chemistry and environmental geology teacher from Marinette High School, for her summer externship.
Trade war hits scrap yards in Michigan in ways you wouldn't expect
It's hard to imagine that a trade war could turn into a scrap yard fight in Detroit. Yet China is the largest consumer of scrap commodities. And Michigan is a major exporter, generating multimillions of dollars in business when it comes to recycling metals. So when China slapped retaliatory tariffs on aluminum waste and scrap in April, recycling operations, including two deeply-rooted, family-owned businesses in Michigan, found themselves on the front lines of the trade war.
Internship with Waupaca Foundry Changed Career Path
In August 2013, Nik Greulich, a high school student at the time, started an internship at Waupaca Foundry in Tell City, Indiana. He worked with project engineers with the intention to study mechanical engineering the following year at college. However, after working with the team closely, he realized this career path was not right for him and wanted something more hands on.
College student takes internship 900 miles from home
Some college students will do anything for the perfect internship before graduation. For Tyler Makoski, that meant traveling over 900 miles to have the opportunity to work as a summer intern at Waupaca Foundry in Waupaca, Wis. Tyler is a Pennsylvania native and will graduate from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania in December 2018 with a degree in safety management.
Waupaca Foundry Recognized For Contribution to Local Volunteer Fire, EMS Departments
In 2018 Amherst Fire District nominated Waupaca Foundry to receive Platinum recognition for its support to volunteer fire and EMS departments. With a strong tenure of employees who volunteer on local emergency medical service departments, the Foundry not only allows its employees whom are also first responders to leave work to respond to emergencies, but it also compensates its employees for his/her time away from work while responding to an emergency.
Waupaca Foundry Awards Scholarships
At Waupaca Foundry, we are committed to the well-being of our employees, their families and our surrounding communities. We have been awarding scholarships to deserving high school seniors on their achievements for more than 40 years now. We are pleased to announce this year we have awarded $39,000 in scholarships to graduates across the United States. Many of the recipients are children of employees, and all are attending a two-year or four-year college in the fall.
American Job Openings Now Outnumber the Jobless
The U.S. had more job openings this spring than unemployed Americans. For the first time since such record-keeping began in 2000, the number of available positions exceeded the number of job seekers, the Labor Department said Tuesday, a shift that is rippling across the economy and affecting the behavior of employers and workers.