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Scott Walker, Governor
Raymond Allen, Secretary

Department of Workforce Development
Secretary's Office

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P.O. Box 7946
Madison, WI 53707-7946
Telephone: (608) 266-3131
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Email: sec@dwd.wisconsin.gov

Sepetember 27, 2017
CONTACT: Tom Evenson, (608) 266-2839

DWD Deputy Secretary Maxwell Joins "I Make America" Tour in Southeast Wisconsin

Deputy Secretary Maxwell joined Senator Duey Stroebel at MBW Incorporated in Slinger

SLINGER – Today, Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Deputy Secretary Georgia Maxwell joined Senator Duey Stroebel for an "I Make America" tour at MBW Incorporated in Slinger, WI. Prior to the tour, Deputy Secretary Maxwell and Senator Stroebel stopped at the Slinger School District's office to meet with the lead high school STEM and Social Studies teachers.

"DWD offers proven talent development strategies, such as Youth and Registered Apprenticeship and the Wisconsin Fast Forward worker training grant program which allow employers to build pipelines of skilled talent," Deputy Secretary Maxwell said. "Under Governor Walker, Wisconsin stands ready to assist all employers in meeting their need for skilled workers."

The "I Make America" tour is a grassroots project of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) which advocates to advance policies that will support manufacturing jobs and help America’s equipment manufacturers compete globally.

At MBW Incorporated, the company held a 50th Anniversary program featuring the presentation of a citation from Senator Stroebel and remarks from Deputy Secretary Maxwell. MBW's product line encompasses a full line of soil compaction products, equipment for mixing, vibrating, screeding, finishing and slipforming of concrete, as well as many specialty products for construction applications.

Senator Duey Strobel issued the following statement: “I look forward to congratulating MBW on their 50th anniversary. Wisconsin has seen explosive manufacturing growth since 2010. Now, the state is partnering with our manufacturers and schools to ensure we have the workforce ready to make America.”

Governor Scott Walker proclaimed September as Workforce Development Month, highlighting the state's talent development efforts to provide Wisconsin employers with a sustainable pipeline of workers to help grow the economy.

DWD leaders and regional workforce partners will recognize Workforce Development Month across the state through business tours, recognition events and other activities. A variety of recruitment events also will occur throughout the month, as well.

You can find more information about your local workforce development board online, and read Governor Walker's Workforce Development Month proclamation.