President and CEO Nicole Wolter was featured in Production Machining discussing how she utilizes social media as a tool to grow HM Manufacturing’s brand and presence. “I feel like manufacturing gets a bad rap because we aren’t targeting young people on social media. My company isn’t on social media to get work; we do this for manufacturing exposure.” Wolter expresses the importance of showcasing manufacturing in the positive, innovative light that it deserves. She believes that once the younger generation really understands what manufacturing is about, we will close the skilled labor gap. Additionally, the use of social media is what separates the modern businesses from traditional companies. As social media remains an integral part of society, we must grow with it to stay relevant. To learn more about how HM Manufacturing incorporates social media to our marketing practices, check out the article here.
Our president and CEO was featured in the latest online issue of Crain's Chicago Business discussing the impacts the supply chain has on manufacturers over the last year. "I can't complain because we're very busy. But when you can't get materials, it's difficult," - Wolter. While COVID did have a major impact on the booming manufacturing sector last year, we have seen increases in orders, quotes and production in recent months. We’re lucky to be maintaining our business as a small manufacturer, yet with a slow moving and disconnected supply chain we’re expecting delays on orders and possibly turning down business. To hear more manufacturers perspective and read the article in full, click here.
We're excited to share that our president and CEO, Nicole Wolter, was featured on Fox and Friends by Fox News this morning! Along side Alfredo Ortiz from Job Creators Network, Nicole discussed the effects our company and industry would experience if there was an increase in taxes. She also explained that manufacturing within the US has been thriving because of tax cuts in recent years. To watch the entire segment, click here!
President and CEO Nicole Wolter had the opportunity to speak with Russ Willcutt for the November addition of Industrial Machinery Digest. In this question and answer style article, she talked about her background in the industry, what organizations she is currently involved in and what has inspired her throughout my career. Nicole goes talks in depth about what she has learned over the years in addition to what drives her to success within the manufacturing industry. She also discusses the importance if mentors for people starting a career in manufacturing and how she has been able to make a difference within her community.
To learn more, check out the whole article at www.IndustrialMachineryDigest.com!
President and CEO Nicole Wolter has been featured in The Wall Street Journal's latest article “What CEOs Expect From Biden Presidency '' discussing the uncertainty we face as a small manufacturer. HM Manufacturing has benefited from tax cuts and the USMCA, yet with this new administration we don’t know what to expect in regard to taxes and policies for small businesses. The article discusses multiple perspectives from a variety of companies, both big and small, which allows for an interesting combination of opinions of the future president and his approach for the United States. Visit The Wall Street Journal for the entire article.
Nicole Wolter was featured in an interview for IMTS Spark titled " Women Make Manufacturing Move - A Conversation with Nicole Wolter". In the interview, Wolter described the challenges women in the industry face while also explaining how she has been able to take over her family company. In recent years she has been working to empower women in manufacturing and to inspire young girls to get involved in STEM and manufacturing based career paths. Wolter expresses how important the next generation of manufactures will be in order to develop and grow the industry. To watch the whole interview, visit IMTS.com!
Our president and CEO Nicole Wolter was recently featured in Germany’s Handelsblatt! This article discussed the benefits of tax cuts, the USMCA and how we have been able to invest in our company and our employees. There have been many distinct differences between the American and German economies during COVID-19, especially in the manufacturing sectors. At HM Manufacturing and in the US in general, we have been able to continue production, while German manufacturers are struggling. Additionally, Wolter talked about how the election will have an impact on our industry and business as a whole. To learn more, visit Handelsblatt!
In early spring, our president and CEO Nicole Wolter was named one of Crain’s 2020 Notable Women in Manufacturing. This award highlights 34 women in the manufacturing industry that work to influence and encourage women in manufacturing and STEM fields.
The winners come from a variety of backgrounds including engineering, data and technology, logistics and transportation, packaging and trade. Wolter continuously advocates for women to be a part of the industry in addition to working with local high schools to teach younger generations about the benefits of manufacturing. Wolter has also been very involved in supporting government policies that benefit small businesses and manufacturers through meetings with Vice President of the United States Mike Pence. Lastly, Nicole is a part of the Board of Directors for the Technology and Manufacturing Association (TMA) and the Board of Directors for the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). To read the full article, visit CRAIN'S
"You have to keep pushing through. It’s OK to fail. I have failed plenty. That’s how you improve. I’ve learned to embrace the things I don’t know and never ever give up.” says Nicole. “HM Manufacturing is my family. I’ll do whatever it takes to keep HM Manufacturing strong.”
President and CEO Nicole Wolter has been featured in the most recent IMTS Insider. Wolter and the HM team have been working tirelessly to ensure that their customers are served while staff stay safe and healthy. As this task may seem daunting to some, she hopes to inspire more manufacturers that are weary about the impacts that Covid-19 will have on their business and the industry as a whole. This time is ambiguous and threatens many businesses, large and small, but as manufacturers and Americans, we will continue to persevere and make the most out of this situation. To read more about what HM is doing, click on the link. LINK
Forbes highlight's hm manufacturing ceo nicole wolter viewpoints from nam board of directors meeting
Forbes magazine highlighted HM Manufacturing’s CEO, Nicole Wolter’s viewpoints on key topics reviewed at NAM’s SMM executive roundtable discussion.
Wolter was invited to participate in the National Association of Manufacturers Fall Board of Directors meeting in Washington, D.C., and deliberate on trending industry topics such as the skilled labor challenge, the factory of the future, reducing regulatory red tape, and emergency preparedness. Throughout the two-day roundtable discussion, Wolter and other executives debated the importance of encouraging manufacturing to younger generations. Wolter explained the internships that HM Manufacturing offers to local high school students along with the advising she does for local high schools manufacturing programs. She also stated the benefits HM Manufacturing experienced first hand due to the reduction of strict regulations regarding tax policies. In addition, Wolter expressed that AI technology has yet to have a place in HM’s facility, but we continue to incorporate innovative technology and machinery.
To read the full article, visit Forbes.