Manufacturing Month across Washington County
Today, Washington County Board Chairman Don Kriefall declared October “Manufacturing Month” across Washington County.

Chairman Kriefall presented the proclamation to organizers of the Manufacturing Career Expo. The event, which is held at Washington County Fair Park, is in its tenth year and is a collaboration of the Germantown Area, Sussex Area and Menomonee Falls Chambers of Commerce. The chambers bring together high and middle students from across Southeast Wisconsin to learn about career opportunities in manufacturing. Washington County school districts participating included Germantown, Hartford Union, Kewaskum and Slinger.

“The event is a great opportunity for students to learn the benefits of manufacturing jobs,” said Chairman Kriefall. “There is so much diversity in manufacturing and technology has changed the jobs drastically. I congratulate the three chambers for their willingness to ensure the next generation of manufacturers are cultivated. Over the next decade, the 41/45 corridor through Washington County will explode with new opportunities.”

Kriefall was joined for a picture by representatives from Washington County manufacturers Broan, Gehl Foods, GKN Sinter Metals, J.W. Speaker, KLH Industries, MGS Mfg. Group, and Moraine Park Technical College.

Companies looking to relocate or expand within Washington County should contact Economic Development Washington County.