Visit Waupaca Foundry at Metalcasting Congress, booth #538 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin from April 25-27, 2017.
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.