A Dodge County-based manufacturing company is planning to expand five of its plants in Wisconsin and add 100 new jobs.
Employee-owned Mayville Engineering said the new jobs will be primarily at its two plants in Beaver Dam, two in Mayville and one in Wautoma. The company also has a plant in Neillsville and employs about 2,000 people nationwide.
"We have a number of new products that we are launching with some key customers in the agriculture, construction and power sports industries," Mayville marketing manager Brian Johnson told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Mayville Engineering specializes in making the parts used to build equipment ranging from large trucks to agricultural equipment to all-terrain vehicles. It does prototyping, production manufacturing, fabricating, tube forming, coating and assembly services in a variety of markets.
"We're a key supply chain partner for a number of the large original equipment manufacturers," Johnson said.
The company will be hiring in a marketplace where demand is high for skilled labor. Johnson said the company's position as an employee-owned business gives it an advantage when seeking to attract workers.
"When they are looking at opportunities, we find that a lot of people are interested that they have a chance to earn stock in the company," Johnson said. "That's kind of a compelling advantage that we have."
The company has also partnered with Moraine Park Technical College and Mayville High School on apprenticeship programs.
Mayville Engineering will hold a job fair at its headquarters on Dec. 7. It's looking for skilled manufacturing positions, including robotic and manual welders, laser operators, brake press operators, CNC machinists, punch press operators, tool and die makers, painters and material coordinators.
But the company also wants to hear from folks who might not have significant manufacturing experience.
"Even if it's not a long one, if they have a good work history that they can show us, we're looking for good people who are going to fit into our culture," Johnson said.