ManufacturingStories spotlights Wiegel Tool Works and ARO Metal Stamping in a special edition of their newsletter distribution. The special feature includes a few of WTW and ARO's top news headlines.
Wiegel Tool Works, Inc. acquired a 52,166-square-foot property located in Bensenville, IL from Unity Railway Supply Co, Inc.
Finding workers to staff the graveyard shift is getting harder. Aaron Wiegel tells Crains, even when he pays a premium, he has trouble finding night owls to take him up on the offer.
The biggest hurdle to Aaron Wiegel’s plans for aggressive growth hasn’t come from competition or market pressures, but the lack of skilled workers in the job market.
Three-quarters of a century ago, the Wiegel family came to Ellis Island with just a dream and $10,000 in their pockets. On December 6, 1941, Otto and Kathe Wiegel took a gamble on that dream.
Aaron Wiegel shares a few words of gratitude in honor of Wiegel Tool Works' 75th Anniversary and tells his plans for WTW as he looks towards the future.
The U.S. economy’s main constraint isn’t demand but supply. Aaron Wiegel tells Bloomberg BusinessWeek about today’s scarcity of skilled labor to fill open positions at his manufacturing plant.
As WTW emerged from the recession in 2009, Aaron Wiegel noticed his job ads for tool and die makers were going unfilled for months, leading to his restarting an apprenticeship program.
Each year WTW awards a scholarship to an NIU student pursuing an undergraduate degree in Manufacturing Engineering Technology. The recipient also gets a summer internship at WTW's plant headquarters.
Otto Wiegel founded Wiegel Tool Works the day before the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941. This year, his three grandchildren mark the manufacturing company’s 75th anniversary!
In today's modern manufacturing, we require skilled labor. As the working-class ages and retires, the need for workforce development continues to grow. Aaron Wiegel shares how to attract new talent.
Thirteen manufacturing facilities have been named finalists in the 2016 IndustryWeek Best Plants competition, IW's annual search for and salute to manufacturing excellence across North America.
Manufacturing is essential to the health of the United States because it creates wealth. Being able to produce goods to sell throughout the world, while creating lucrative careers for people, makes fo…
My Fellow Manufacturers: I am writing in response to MetalForming magazine editor Brad Kuvin’s editorial, to go on record stating that I disagree with the “disgruntled” MetalForming reader who owns a …
Since Aaron Wiegel assumed the helm of WTW in 2011, the third-generation, all-American manufacturing company has tripled revenue to $50 million. Now Wiegel, 38, really wants to open a plant in Mexico.…
Aaron Wiegel, President of Wiegel Tool Works, talks about innovation in manufacturing today. In order to stand out and be on top, companies need to be highly technical and innovative.
How does a newly minted company president triple revenue, increase margins, reduce inventories and lower risk—all within six years? Ask Aaron Wiegel, who has racked up such achievements at Wiegel Tool…
The industrial world buzzes with talk of the next wave of equipment, from sophisticated automation systems to 3-D printing and robots. See what tech modern manufacturers have invested in.
WTW weighs in on this age of automated shopfloor data collection and delivery, including how shop floors managers are using real-time statistics from equipment to govern critical decision making.
Making Chips Podcast hosts, Jim Carr and Jason Zenger, pose the question, “When should the owners of a business start succession planning?” Aaron Wiegel’s answer is, “NOW!”
Wiegel Tool Works' continuous growth has been accompanied by a lot of change; but there are a lot of traditions around the shop too, most notably, the family that’s guided the company since 1941.
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