Manufacturing

With businesses becoming increasingly dependent of information technology, it's vital for them to align IT with their business needs, opines Global Fusion columnist and WTN Editorial Director Mike Klein. More than one Wisconsin organization has done so with a corresponding alignment between IT and upper...

Gregg Fergus is probably the only professional who has ever flown from Madison to Silicon Valley just to reach the office, but his weekly commute is over. Fergus, who recently was named to the executive teams at Baird Venture Partners and Caden Biosciences, is counted...

Okay, there is a need to solve energy issues, and the Midwest could play a major role in renewable fuels, opines columnist James Carlini. However, practical solutions can be implemented by individuals without major lifestyle changes, he asserts in this edition of Carlini's Comments. ...

For economic and security reasons, Wisconsin is one of several states trying to make some headway in the nascent bio-fuels industry, and a new dean at the University of Wisconsin-Madison believes the economic stakes are enormous for Wisconsin. Molly Jahn, who heads the College of...

TomoTherapy has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission for an initial public offering that would raise up to $201 million in capital. The Madison-based medical device manufacturer has applied for a listing on the NASDAQ Global Market. ...

Big Pharma has evolved into “Enormous Pharma” thanks to a six-stage deconstruction process of interconnected events, according to Yer Biotech Blues columnist Michael Rosen. Enormous Pharma will likely grow even larger as it is fed by global demographic trends and the need to conquer new...

A manufacturing partner that has helped large and mid-size manufacturers become more lean and mean is now setting its sights on smaller manufacturers that need help implementing growth strategies. Among the possible beneficiaries are information technology, biotechnology, and medical device businesses. ...

The state's top economic development organization is none other than the Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership, which was established to help manufacturers become leaner and meaner. WMEP recently received the state's highest economic development award from the Wisconsin Economic Development Association. ...

As is the case with most major reform efforts, it looks as though healthcare reform will be led by the states, writes Inside Wisconsin columnist Tom Still. Gov. Jim Doyle has urged the Legislature to work with him to expand access and lower costs, and...

Governor Jim Doyle has unveiled a package of economic initiatives called Grow Milwaukee that includes several technology and biotechnology spending initiatives. Chief among them is an $8 million funding commitment for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's Research Growth Initiative, but the overall package has one lawmaker...