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Much to Be Thankful for in November

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November 1st, 2020 (Elkhorn, WI) – Even though we were unable to invite members of our community into the Precision Plus facility to celebrate with us this year, we still had a great Manufacturing Month. Not only was production strong as ever, but also employee morale was up. Some of the added fun can be attributed to WOW (Work of Winners) Wheel Wednesdays, when each employee had the opportunity to spin for a variety of prizes. I had the distinct honor of being the most sought out prize on the wheel, “$100 CASH from Mike!”, which was well worth it when I saw how much excitement and energy our team had from this weekly activity. Thankfully for me, the wheel wasn’t weighted, and our employees saw a wide range of winnings from delivered lunch of their choice to various gift cards. Though Manufacturing Month 2020 has come to end, we will continue to celebrate here at Precision Plus, where every day is Manufacturing Day.

Precision Plus Kicks off a Month of Celebration – Manufacturing Month 2020

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As summer officially comes to an end and we enter one of my favorite months, it seems fitting to reflect. As many of you know, October is Manufacturing Month in the state of Wisconsin, and the first Friday of October (October 2nd, 2020) is National Manufacturing Day. Manufacturing makes up a huge portion of Wisconsin’s economy and workforce, and we are blessed to be a part of such a great industry. Before we delve into why I am thankful for the manufacturing industry, let’s look back on the history of Manufacturing Day.

Manufacturing During Challenging Times – COVID-19 Part 1

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The Virus

I have got to say, I did not see this coming. Just over two months ago, I was sitting with my business network members for our monthly gathering when someone in the group asked, “Are any of you concerned about this new virus spreading around China and what this could mean to us here in the U.S.?” The rest of the group shrugged it off, and we all agreed that it was nothing to be too concerned about. He repeated the question and encouraged us to think deeper and bigger, but we were still unmoved. How wrong we were; if only we had all heeded his warning of what the economic impact would be. Hindsight is 20/20, but not even the wisest of economic forecasters saw this coming either.

Precision Plus Spotlight On: Matt Dowell

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My adventure with Precision Plus started in 2014 as a summer intern, while I was still in school at Wilmot Union High. The first summer was spent in various departments throughout the building, learning every role there was, from the front office to shipping quality products out the back shipping doors.

Precision Plus Spotlight On: Jose Diaz

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When I graduated in 2009 from Whitewater High School, my mind was set on having a career as a mechanic in the automotive industry. To reach that goal, I attended Blackhawk Technical college and earned a two-year Automotive Technician degree. With this gained knowledge, I worked for a construction company performing all maintenance on the heavy machinery. It did not take long to realize I lacked enthusiasm for the work and decided it was time to do something different.

Precision Plus Spotlight On: William Sanchez

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Hi, I am William Sanchez, a Customer Service professional at Precision Plus, Inc. As a high school junior in 2016, I started my career journey with Precision Plus through the Youth Apprentice (YA) program at Elkhorn Area High School and have been employed with the company ever since. At that time, I was most interested in finding a job in high school that could potentially lead to a very strong career. Precision Plus had endless opportunities to explore, and I knew it was the right decision to take the opportunity to work here.

Precision Plus Spotlight On: Maria Valadez

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My journey with Precision Plus started just two short years ago when I graduated early from Badger High School in January of 2018. Having been in the restaurant industry during my high school years, I was hungry for a different career path – one that not only provides benefits necessary for independence, but also a lifestyle allowing me to enjoy fun times with family and friends.

Celebrating the Season of Giving

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With Christmas landing in the middle of the week on a Wednesday this year, our Precision Plus team is happy to have a little time off for the holidays. Being closed December 23, 24, and 25 means the team is working as hard as North Pole elves in the days leading up to our break. We welcome the time off but know these last days will be busy ones.

EAMS and NFPA Fluid Power Action Challenge

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Industry engagement in career and technical education (CTE) programs not only prepares students with necessary skills and pathways for rewarding careers, but it also provides the companies a direct pipeline of well-prepared talent to fill workforce shortages. Precision Plus believes in building strong partnerships with area education institutions – at all levels.

Manufacturing Day Open House 2019

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Winter is coming. Or rather, it has arrived.

The Precision Plus team closed out October, also known as Manufacturing Month, with a snowstorm. When I was young, receiving 6 inches of snow at the end of October was fun, but not so much anymore. Let’s hope this is not a sign of what the rest of the season has in store for us.

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