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Wisconsin companies shore up domestic supply chains but challenges remain

After winning a trade dispute with China, Stoughton Trailers boosted production of equipment that's essential for the movement of manufactured goods across the nation. This year, the company says, it's adding 500 jobs in Wisconsin and Texas to produce the framework, known as the chassis, for intermodal shipping containers used to haul everything from clothing to vehicle parts. The company's growth has come as transportation, medical products, defense, and other U.S. industries have struggled with supply chain issues and some have called for domestic manufacturing of critically important products. Read More

2022-03-24T17:32:46-05:00March 24, 2022|Blog Post|

Apply by Feb. 22 for SBIR Ready workshops to help businesses access federal defense funding

Intended for technical leads, product managers, founders and team leaders from firms with fewer than 500 employees in technical areas including manufacturing, engineering, sensors, artificial intelligence, machine learning, data management and health care, the workshops will help companies understand funding opportunities and support them as they prepare proposals for submission. Read More

2022-02-15T11:45:43-06:00February 15, 2022|Blog Post, Entrepreneur Resources and Programs, Launch Blog|

Workforce recruiting startups earn high marks in Elevator Pitch Olympics

The winners included Clock'd, a Madison business that helps bars and restaurants hire employees (first place); Internship on Demand, a Madison company that recruits and trains college students for internships at a variety of businesses (second place); and Xylome, a Madison biotech startup that is developing a sustainable substitute for palm oil. Read More

2021-11-17T11:49:38-06:00November 15, 2021|Blog Post, Featured Companies and Awards, Launch Blog|
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