Wisconsin’s Manufacturing Future, Kohler Company To Move Some Jobs Out Of State

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Kohler parts on display
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The Kohler Company recently announced a few hundred Wisconsin-based jobs will be transferred to a Mississippi production plant. We talk about their plan to offer alternative jobs to affected workers and learn what’s behind the move. We also talk about the state of Wisconsin’s manufacturing industry as a whole.

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Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Jana Rose Schleis Producer
  • Breann Schossow Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Tim Bartik Guest
  • Phoebe Petrovic Guest