NEW Manufacturing Alliance spotlights Marinette County

The Northeast Wisconsin Manufacturing Alliance, working in conjunction with manufacturers, chambers of commerce and higher education in Fond du Lac and Marinette counties, has a new video series featuring manufacturing and careers in both counties.
The new videos will debut as a kickoff to “Manufacturing Month” in the state of Wisconsin.
“The concept of the videos came from our taskforce that was concerned that residents didn’t know what was made and the careers available in the region.” Franz added, “People drive past these buildings and have no idea of the amazing products and people that are working at these manufacturing companies,” Ann Franz, executive director for the organization, stated.
Marinette County videos feature BPM Inc., Fincantieri Marinette Marine, Graetz Manufacturing, Samuel Pressure Vessel Group and Waupaca Foundry.  
The products that are made by these companies range from Navy ships to candy wrappers.  
Phil Eatherton, human resources manager at Waupaca Foundry said, “We take scrap steel from recycling centers, things that people don’t even want and melt it and then we pour it into something useable.”
The career video asks people working in manufacturing why they enjoy their position.  
Brandon Reckelbrg with Graetz Manufacturing stated, “I’m most proud of being able to draw something on a CAD software and watch that become a physical item that you can touch and see.”  
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College and UW Green Bay – Marinette campus are both featured in the video as educational institutions in the county.  
The “What is Made” video can be found at
The “Careers in Marinette County” video is available at


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