Manufacturing Works

Why Manufacturing?

When you step into a manufacturing facility today, you’ll quickly see that it’s not the same environment it may have been 50 years ago. The new era of manufacturing operates in technology-driven, innovative environments (think clean rooms, robots and lasers) to produce materials and products demanded around the globe.

And because of this new evolution, today’s manufacturing careers are much more diverse than those of generations before. The opportunities are high-tech and can range from electronics and mechanical engineering to software, IT and networking as well as industrial engineering, process engineering and project management. And we’re here to show you that these cutting-edge skills and jobs are in-demand right here in South Central Wisconsin.

Getting the Word Out

We can’t (and won’t) keep the secret that there are good-paying manufacturing jobs (and long-term careers) in the U.S. and many are available right here in South Central Wisconsin. That’s why we partnered with the Dodge County Manufacturing Business Alliance and the Made In Dane Manufacturing Network to show you how and why manufacturing works. Check out the career resources, recordings, and the starting-, mid- and advanced-level career opportunities available locally in manufacturing.

Dane County Manufacturing Works

Launched in October 2018, the Dane County Manufacturing Works Campaign aims to promote the rewarding and in-demand careers in manufacturing to 21 Dane County high schools through print materials, video and social media.

Download the Manufacturing Works posters to see what career pathways are available locally in manufacturing as well as wages, skills needs, job availability and more.

Manufacturing Works flyer featuring production-related careers. Manufacturing Works flyer featuring professional services-related careers.

Download the Manufacturing Works Production (Blue) Poster (24″ x 48″) (PDF)

Download the Manufacturing Works Professional Services (Green) Poster (24″ x 48″) (PDF)

As part of the Dane County Manufacturing Works Campaign, Royle Printing, Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove and Saris hosted open houses at their facilities in April 2019. Attendees had the opportunity to tour the facilities and meet with staff to learn about manufacturing, products and careers.

Dodge County Manufacturing Works

The Dodge County Manufacturing Works Campaign was launched in 2015 to share the rewarding careers available in the industry.

Download the interactive posters to see what career pathways are available locally in manufacturing.


Hear What Real Manufacturers Say About Their Work


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