Manufacturing

Milwaukee, Wis. - What are the best practices that will propel Wisconsin manufacturers to success in 2015? To what extent are the state's 10,000 manufacturers embracing world class manufacturing strategies to transform their companies? Wisconsin's Next Generation Manufacturing Survey will provide answers and fresh insights...

Appleton, Wis. - Fabrication Laboratories, or Fab Labs, are an exercise in global technology sharing spun out of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Wisconsin technical college is putting an entrepreneurial spin on them. Dozens of inventors are using the lab and taking advantage...

With automakers trying to meet growing consumer demand for hybrid vehicles, the federal government is trying to help the private sector meet that demand. The Milwaukee-based Johnson Controls, already chosen as the battery supplier for Ford's test fleet of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, will receive...

To keep pace with large-scale manufacturing needs, Cambridge Major will build a new 120,000-square-foot plant next to its Germantown headquarters. The facility, which is scheduled for completion in August of 2009, will contain several manufacturing suites that are capable of making multi-ton quantities of the...

The Milwaukee-based Rockwell Automation has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Incuity Software, a privately held maker of enterprise manufacturing intelligence software. Incuity Software, a privately held company headquartered in Mission Viejo, Calif., will become part of Rockwell Automation's Architecture & Software operating segment. Rockwell...

The Hillsboro, Ore. based FEI Co. has entered into a partnership agreement with Imago Scientific Instruments that will permit FEI to distribute Imago's atom probe microscope. Under the terms of the partnership, FEI will have the option to purchase Imago in the future. ...

Ed Delaporte, the former director of information technology for Electrolux Home Care Products North America, has been appointed vice president of information technology for the Gehl Company, a West Bend manufacturer of construction and farm equipment....

RedPrairie Corp.'s new CEO, Mike Mayoras, has no plans to move the company out of the state, unlike his predecessor, according to an interview with the Small Business Times. Mayoras said Monday that the company wants to be part of the local community....

Increased investment in technology and its own regional expansion are among the reasons Rockwell Automation reported a first quarter earnings increase of 19.6 percent. The company said its earnings came with a 16 percent increase in revenue. ...