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Wrapping Up Summer at Precision Plus

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As the countdown nears the end, we all ask ourselves, “Where did the summer go?” Once again, the warmer months have flown by, and the school bells will soon be ringing. Many of our interns have already left us to return to school, and the remaining will be finishing by the end of this week. We are grateful for their help and enthusiasm they brought every day this summer, and we wish them the best as they return to school. It is our hope that this experience has helped them understand how to apply the classroom learning to the manufacturing world.

Preparing Students to be Career Ready

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Congressman Paul Ryan during his visit to Precision Plus earlier this year.

It is a positive thing when unemployment numbers in our country are at record lows and consumer confidence is on the rise. With so much good news, it’s easy to be optimistic about the future. However, as the economy continues to grow and businesses add jobs, we need to continue to focus on the skills gap that exists in our industry’s workforce. At a recent House Republican Leadership press conference, Congressman Paul Ryan talked about “the need for more workers and especially workers with the right skills.” The jobs are there, but the right people to fill these positions are needed more than ever.

Prioritizing Workforce Development

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People – our most valuable resource.

In this time when everyone is searching for talent, not only is it important who you have on your team, but even more important is what you do to help develop a sustainable talent pipeline to meet the needs of our industries. The best workforce development solutions occur when we come together – business, community, and education – to address the lack of skilled workers.

Making Wellness a Priority

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At Precision Plus, we know that if we’re not taking care of ourselves, it’s pretty tough to take care of our customers and partners. Just like we’ve been told before every flight take off, we need to put on our own oxygen mask before we can help others around us. For quite some time, Precision Plus has been encouraging team members to improve their health, fitness levels, and make all-around smart lifestyle choices.

Dr. Robert Spitzer Donates Life’s Work

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The Wisconsin Historical Society (WHS) recently celebrated the transfer of Dr. Robert R. Spitzer’s personal and professional papers to the Society. It is noteworthy to share that the WHS is the second largest repository of historical artifacts like it in the country, second only to the Library of Congress. Their archivists catalogue the materials over the next few years before the final presentation is ready. Dr. Spitzer’s sharing of 96 years of leadership, inspiration, and world travels is truly a treasure for the state of Wisconsin. Dr. Spitzer says this is his way of giving back to an organization he truly admires. Read more at https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/columns/2018-may-jul/mobile/index.html#p=13.

EAHS Competes at SkillsUSA Nationals

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A group of Elkhorn Area High School (EAHS) students competed at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC) in Louisville, Kentucky this past June. The team had placed 1st at State this year, allowing them to compete at the national level.

Foxconn Groundbreaking Celebration

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I was honored to be among the invited guests for the Foxconn groundbreaking celebration on June 28th, and I wanted to share a few of the takeaways. I did not know what to expect going in, as there was little information published ahead of time. With all the rain and very warm temperatures we had been experiencing, I did not know if I needed to dust off the outdoor boots with shorts and a t-shirt or wear the suit and dress shoes. It turned out the boots were not needed, and the air conditioning was a welcome relief from the high temps, as they shuttled everyone to the site nearby that they have been leasing for the past few months. 

Celebrating Our Independence

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242 years ago, a determined group of business and community leaders declared their independence from the King of England. Tired of oppressive taxes and without representation, they had had enough. They had had so much, that they vowed to put their families and personal wealth on the line. These Patriots were now “all in” and were prepared to fight for what they believed was right. Do we as a country still maintain this level of conviction and purpose?

Welcome Summer 2018 Interns!

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Back row, from left: Mark Beilman, Jack Wright, Kody Lebow, Quinn McDonald, Seth Kraayvanger, Anthony Alagna and Mike Reader. Front row, from left: Samantha Betley, Willow Rutzen, Nick Domenella, Colin Kelber, Ryan Rychlek, Matt Dowell, and Isaac Taylor (Missing from photo: Josh Rybicki)

Precision Plus is happy to introduce this summer’s group of interns. We look forward to working alongside this great group of students while giving them meaningful experiences and playing an active role in their hands-on education.

 

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