Manufacturers See Rise in Sales and Hiring

The Northeast Wisconsin Manufacturing Alliance released its 13th “Northeast Wisconsin Manufacturing Vitality Index Study” during its recent quarterly membership meeting. The study shows that sales have recovered from 2020. 

“However, supply-chain constraints and lack of talent are strong concerns from companies in the region,” said Mike Kawleski, public-affairs manager for Georgia-Pacific and chair of the alliance’s Communications Task Force. 

Ninety-eight percent of the study’s respondents said they had experienced supply-chain constraints, which was higher than the previous year, when 96% reported supply-chain constraints.

In addition, Kawleski said the study found a record number of manufacturers planning on investing in modernization – more than during any other year of the study.

Respondents said their companies are financially solid, with 99% projecting that their firms’ financial health during the next six to 12 months will be “healthy” or “quite healthy.”

Direct questions about the study to Ann Franz at 920.606.7691 or [email protected], and find an executive summary of the study at