Ron’s visit to Micro Tool shows value of Wisconsin manufacturing

Fabricating and Metalworking Online
October 22, 2015

To commemorate National Manufacturing Day, Miro Tool & Mfg. (Waukesha, WI), a contract manufacturer specializing in metal stamping, fabrication and machining, hosted a visit from United States Senator Ron Johnson on October 2. The senator toured the evolving manufacturer’s 42,000 sq ft facility, seeing the shop’s two recent capital investments in action, a 4,500 W Mitsubishi CO2 laser cutting machine and a Brown Boggs 600 ton stamping press.

With the Mitsubishi laser as a backdrop, the senator spoke to the employees afterwards delivering this message. “The purpose of Wisconsin Manufacturing Month is to highlight how much manufacturing contributes to our state, especially how manufacturing offers well-paid jobs across a wide range of skill levels and interests. It is encouraging to see Wisconsin education officials joining state agencies and Wisconsin manufacturers and commerce in spreading this message during the month. We need to overcome the attitude that work in manufacturing is second-class and that working in the skilled trades is undesirable. All work has value and provides the dignity of earning one’s own success. From my 31 years as a manufacturer, working with skilled, dedicated Wisconsin employees, I can attest that careers in manufacturing are a great way to make a living.”

Miro president Jeff Brown, commented, “It is a great honor for a small manufacturing company like ours to host a United States senator during this time of diversification and investment for us, especially someone like Senator Johnson, who understands the needs of American manufacturers.”

Building on its background as a tool & die shop, Miro has evolved into contract manufacturing, partnering with customers from product design through the manufacturing of parts and assemblies, or as Miro states it “from start to part.”