By Tim Kowols
Sturgeon Bay’s NEW Industries is doing more with less than they would like. Despite the need of 30 to 40 more workers to be considered to be fully staffed, NEW Industries is having another record year with more than a 30 percent increase in volume expected by the end of 2018. Things are also looking good for 2019 for NEW Industries and the companies they manufacture component parts for across several different market segments. Owner Chris Moore says there are a number of factors playing into their success and other manufacturers as well.
A new overtime system, some outsourcing, new technology, and an increase in net employment have helped NEW Industries keep pace for their customers. The Door County Economic Development Corporation hosted its annual Manufacturing Day last month to make a concerted effort to fill some of the 400 total local positions in the field.