The Central Wisconsin Metal Manufacturers Alliance or “CWIMMA” formed in June 2012. What makes CWIMMA unique is that it is entirely focused on actions that directly lead to creating a more robust pipeline of available welders and machinists in our region.
It began with informational meeting to judge interest and 19 companies attended that meeting. The membership includes companies such as Greenheck, Schuette Metals, G3 Industries, Lange Machine, J&D Tube Benders, Jarp Industries, Sulzer Machine and dozens more.
John Peterson, Schuette Metals and Kathy Drengler, Greenheck Fan, are the co Chairs of the Alliance with NCWWDB Employer Services Director Bruce Trimble serving as Director. Active task forces are the Education, Marketing and Membership task forces.
The Alliance is currently operating on funding provided by the North Central Wisconsin Workforce Development Board and Northcentral Technical College. The Alliance supports and leads the Heavy Metal Tour and the Virtual Reality Welding Competitions.