MADISON – Gov. Scott Walker proclaimed October as Manufacturing Month, and Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) will be promoting the state’s top industry throughout October. Each week, a new video will highlight a different theme: Veterans, Supply Chain, Apprenticeships, Economic Impact of Manufacturing and the Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin.
Manufacturing is the number one contributor to Wisconsin’s booming economy, producing more than $59 billion in total output in 2017 – nearly 20 percent of Wisconsin’s total Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Additionally, the state’s more than 9,000 manufacturers employed nearly 470,000 people in 2017.
The second video in WMC’s series for Manufacturing Month focuses on the supply chain in Wisconsin, its impact on the economy and how it is evolving thanks to Foxconn’s investment in the state. As Foxconn and other companies’ supply chains continue to expand, Wisconsin businesses will grow to meet the demands of their partners. Additionally, even businesses outside of these supply chains will be able to take advantage of broadened shipping routes and increased efficiencies created by these logistical upgrades.
OEM Fabricators, Inc., Waupaca Foundry and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) outline current supply chain trends and offer their viewpoints on the contribution Foxconn will have on the state of Wisconsin in WMC’s latest video.
Check out WMC’s second video in the Manufacturing Month series, which focuses on supply chain, by watching below:
To find out more about Manufacturing Month, including events near you, please visit www.WIManufacturingMonth.org.
For more information, contact:
Nick Novak, 608.258.3400