Subject: 04.27.2020 New North Newsletter

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New North Region Stepping Up to the COVID-19 Challenge
Wisconsin converting manufacturers run full-out to supply healthcare needs during fight against COVID-19 pandemic

Clean Tech Partners
Wisconsin’s Converting industry, with its wide-ranging capabilities, is committed to production at full capacity to meet COVID-19 challenges. These typically quiet small-to-midsize companies are often under contract to large buying entities ranging from medical distribution suppliers to retail brand partners. With the current pandemic, commitment and collaboration characterize the industry.
Converters produce hundreds of specialty products that are used for medical protective equipment and hospital supplies, food packaging, pressure sensitive liners, cosmetic, baby and many other items in home and institutional....

New North Region Stepping Up to the COVID-19 Challenge

Biax-Fiberfilm Corporation of Greenville announces expansion of its meltblown fabric production for N95 masks and other medical applications

Biax-Fiberfilm Corporation
Biax-Fiberfilm Corporation of Greenville, WI, has announced expansion of its meltblown fabric production for N95 masks and other medical applications. “We are currently running around the clock on two machines and the new capacity in Neenah will be five times higher,” says Biax-Fiberfilm President Douglas Brown.
“The purchase of a former Kimberly-Clark facility in Neenah allows us additional space, plus some of the common machine parts (usually long lead time pieces) that will assist with our fast scale up. The plant will be a mix between old and new technology Developed by Biax-Fiberfilm".
The company expects its production startup at the new facility as early as June. With Brown’s patented technology and association with the world’s premier equipment supplier,
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New North Region Stepping Up to the COVID-19 Challenge
Survey shows companies still hiring

Some businesses in northeast Wisconsin are still hiring workers right now.
The H.S. Group found that 42 percent continue to go through the process of filling positions, and much of it is being done virtually. Another 34 percent are holding off on hiring, and....

New North Region Stepping Up to the COVID-19 Challenge
Wisconsin Maritime Museum introduces online resource portal
We Are Green Bay
The doors may be closed at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum, but that won’t stop the institution from serving the community through their new “Online Resource Portal.”

Latest coronavirus in Wisconsin updates
This online resource will offer virtual field trips, downloadable lesson plans and activities, live-streamed programs, and research materials- at no out of the pocket expense.

The online resource portal is being spearheaded by the Museum’s education


Economic Development Feature
Advice for furloughed workers from the Bay Area Workforce Development Board
NBC 26
When an economic crisis hits, the Bay Area Workforce Development Board readies its response.

This time, however, has been a little bit different.

"We're kind of frustrated here because we're used to playing a big role in times like this, and the demand for our services....

Economic Development Feature
SBA to resume accepting PPP loan applications on Monday
The U.S. Small Business Administration will begin processing the second round of federal Paycheck Protection Program applications on Monday.

U.S. SBA regional administrator Robert Scott spoke to the media on Friday as President Donald Trump was signing the new stimulus package, which includes $484 billion in additional relief to be disbursed through multiple federal programs intended to mitigate the economic...

COVID-19 Updates & Resources
As the COVID-19 begins to have an increased impact on our businesses and communities, we thank our local media for keeping us informed. Additional resources can be found on the COVID-19 Updates page on the New North website.

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