Ron Johnson kicks off Wisconsin Manufacturing Month

October is Wisconsin Manufacturing Month, and Ron Johnson kicked things off with a series of events throughout the state. As a manufacturer for 31 years, Ron knows first hand how vital the manufacturing industry is to the livelihood of our state.

Ron started things off with a roundtable in MIlwaukee with members of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce’s network for ethnically diverse enterprises, The Business Council, and the Mid-West Energy Research Consortium.

He joined Governor Scott Walker in a celebration of Manufacturing Month at Lakeshore Technical College in Cleveland that included a Manufacturing Showcase at the Kohler Center for Manufacturing Excellence.

He participated in a roundtable focused on accelerating diversity in American manufacturing as part of the Innovation Cafe’s strategic planning meeting hosted by the University of University of Wisconsin-Extension Manufacturing Diversity Institute. 

Members of Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce hosted a Q&A with Ron about challenges facing Wisconsin — and national — manufacturers. The presentation was also made available by video to WMC members statewide.

He kicked off Super Steel’s Manufacturing Day on Friday, meeting with employees and talking to students from area high schools and technical colleges.

Ron visited Kondex Corp. in Lomira, where he gave his State of the Nation presentation to employees as and students from Lomira. You can read more about his visit to Kondex Corp. here.

He also toured GE Healthcare in Madison, Old Wisconsin Sausage in Sheboygan, and Orion Energy Systems in Manitowoc — and answered questions from employees at each stop.

Stay tuned for more updates as Ron continues his travels for Manufacturing Month!