Lyall gives praise

Lyall gives praise

UW System president recognizes manufacturing partnership


UW-Stout was among those schools recognized by UW System President Katharine Lyall at the fall Board of Regents meeting.

"I want to recognize the extraordinary fruits of a partnership among five institutions of the UW System, the Wisconsin Technical College System, the State Department of Development, private industry and two of Wisconsin's private colleges," Lyall said.

She noted that UW-Extension Chancellor Don Hanna and Dwight York, director of WTCS, led the formation of the Wisconsin Center of Manufacturing and Productivity, of which UW-Stout is a part. The non-profit corporation was formed to deliver technical assistance to Wisconsin's small- and medium-sized businesses.

In addition to UW-Stout, other participating UW institutions are UW-Madison, UW-Milwaukee, UW-Platteville and UW-Extension.

Each center in the network works as a partnership of federal, state and local government, industry and educational institutions. Lyall said that the underlying philosophy of the center is to extend to manufacturing businesses the kind of technical assistance that has been offered for many years by universities to agriculture.

"I like to think of it as a modern-day extension of the Wisconsin Idea," Lyall said, "to assist Wisconsin firms in creating jobs and becoming competitive in national and international markets."

The Manufacturing Extension Partnership is supported by the Department of Commerce with a grant of $15 million over five years. A number of partners, including five UW institutions, are matching financial support for 1996.

"This is an extraordinary milestone in statewide partnering with university outreach activity," Lyall said. UW-Stout was among those schools recognized by UW System President Katharine Lyall at the fall Board of Regents meeting.

"I want to recognize the extraordinary fruits of a partnership among five institutions of the UW System, the Wisconsin Technical College System, the State Department of Development, private industry and two of Wisconsin's private colleges," Lyall said.

She noted that UW-Extension Chancellor Don Hanna and Dwight York, director of WTCS, led the formation of the Wisconsin Center of Manufacturing and Productivity, of which UW-Stout is a part. The non-profit corporation was formed to deliver technical assistance to Wisconsin's small- and medium-sized businesses.

In addition to UW-Stout, other participating UW institutions are UW-Madison, UW-Milwaukee, UW-Platteville and UW-Extension.

Each center in the network works as a partnership of federal, state and local government, industry and educational institutions. Lyall said that the underlying philosophy of the center is to extend to manufacturing businesses the kind of technical assistance that has been offered for many years by universities to agriculture.

"I like to think of it as a modern-day extension of the Wisconsin Idea," Lyall said, "to assist Wisconsin firms in creating jobs and becoming competitive in national and international markets."

The Manufacturing Extension Partnership is supported by the Department of Commerce with a grant of $15 million over five years. A number of partners, including five UW institutions, are matching financial support for 1996.

"This is an extraordinary milestone in statewide partnering with university outreach activity," Lyall said.

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