WAUKESHA, Wisconsin. (October 19, 2018) – As a leading provider of metal fabrication, stamping, CNC machining and complete tool & die services, Wisconsin Metal Parts, Inc. (WMPI) serves the manufacturing industry not only in the Midwest, but on a national & global scale as well. Customers in industries as diverse as aerospace, agriculture, food and beverage and medical rely on WMPI’s expertise and technology for assembly, sub-assembly and contract manufacturing services. With a strong footprint in the manufacturing sector for over 30 years and counting, the company is an enthusiastic participant in the 2018 Manufacturing Month. Hosting, attending and helping to organize a series of events throughout October, WMPI is reiterating its commitment to the next generation of skilled trades workers and the local manufacturing community.
Due to retirements and economic expansion, there will continue to be significant opportunities for employment in Wisconsin’s manufacturing industry. The need to ensure a robust talent pipeline now and in the future is significant and highly evident. Manufacturing Month in October helps to promote manufacturing as a viable career in Wisconsin. The goal is to inspire and encourage the next generation’s interest in the manufacturing field. By opening their doors to the community, manufacturers hope to dispel common misconceptions and continue to attract a skilled workforce.
Corryn Manderfield, who manages human resources at WMPI sheds light on some of the activities under the banner of Manufacturing Month. “Last week we hosted a group of local STEM Academy middle school students, taking them through the shop in groups. The purpose of these tours was for students to see the manufacturing environment and the vast opportunities that exist for careers in manufacturing, engineering, and working with their hands.” She adds, “We also participated in the MADE Career Pathways Expo and the Dual Enrollment Academy Program. These are other opportunities to hire and connect with students to answer questions and show them what it is like to work in the industry. A four-year college experience is not for everyone, it is not one-size fits all; we want the next generation to learn what a path into technical careers & hands on engineering could look like. We find many times that they may not have considered opportunities like becoming a Tool & Die Maker or Laser Programmer – sometimes they don’t even know that these types of career options are available to them and in high demand.”
By raising awareness of surrounding opportunities that are out there and readily available now and, in the future, WMPI is hoping to show young people what manufacturing today looks like. These events are educational for the local student community.
The company also attended the Workforce Development Job Fair last week, a community-based event where they actively recruited for open positions and connected with people who are looking for new opportunities - and a great place to work!
About Wisconsin Metal Parts, Inc.
Wisconsin Metal Parts, Inc. was founded in 1988 as Die Concepts, Inc. and renamed in 2010 to reflect a wider range of metal manufacturing capabilities. WMPI has nearly 130 employees, three shifts, and more than 75,000 square feet of manufacturing space in Waukesha, where it provides CNC machined parts, sheet metal fabricating, prototype and production metal stampings, as well as tool and die services. The company is ISO 9001:2015 certified and specializes in producing parts that require multiple forms of production, such as stamping and fabricated parts that require secondary finishing, machining or assembly processes. WMPI helps customers reduce their cost per part, improve quality and speed up turnaround times. For more information, call 262-524-9100.