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10 12 17AJ Manu Day

On October 12, 2017, the Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC) celebrated Manufacturing Day with A.J. Manufacturing in Bloomer, WI.  To celebrate this national event A.J. opened their doors to students, community members, and the business community to highlight A.J.’s manufacturing capabilities, products, and materials with an emphasis on recruiting talented individuals and communicating the importance of manufacturing.

During this daylong event A.J. toured visitors through the HVAC door and panel production area where they were able to observe the robotic welder, turret presses, steel roll former and sheet metal bending operations.

The strength of Chippewa County’s manufacturing industry is vital to the strength of the economy. The manufacturing sector within Wisconsin is the 2nd highest manufacturing concentration of any state in the nation, with 17% of employment within that industry. Wisconsin manufacturing is responsible for more than $55 billion worth of economic output, employing over 460,000, accounting for 19% of Wisconsin’s gross domestic product, and the numbers continue to grow! Manufacturing jobs provide a good living in Wisconsin and have an average pay of $55,000 per year with the majority receiving a competitive benefit package. CCEDC thanks AJ for hosting this Manufacturing Day event and recognizes the importance all manufacturing plays in making Chippewa County a great place to raise a family and a business!

Manufacturing Day is a national event intended to be a celebration of modern manufacturing and to educate and inspire the next generation of manufacturers. Manufacturing Day addresses common misperceptions about manufacturing by giving manufacturers an opportunity to open their doors and show, in a coordinated effort, what manufacturing is — and what it isn’t.  For more information you can visit

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