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WOTM Announces New Scholarship Endowment at Annual Scholarship Dinner


The WOTM Ruthann Gaston Women in Engineering Scholarship Fund supports the WOTM’s mission to establish and advance career pathways for women in manufacturing.

Tags: manufacturing, scholarship, stem, women

WOTM to Host Upcoming Workshop on Quick Response Manufacturing: It’s About Time! Increasing Your Manufacturing Competitive Advantage


Everyone knows that “time is money” but this talk will show you that time is a lot more money than most managers realize. 


Tags: manufacturing, QRM, women

WOTM Midyear Update



Women of Today’s Manufacturing (WOTM) Provides Mid-Year Update; Announces new Mission, Strategic Plan, and Executive Board



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Left to Right: Rylie Berg, Andi Berg, Sarah Koons, Teresa Beach-Shelow, Krista B

One of WOTM's Founders honored as "25 Local People who Inspire"


Teresa Beach-Shelow, President, Superior Joining Technologies

Manufacturing doesn’t have to be a male-dominated world, and Teresa Beach-Shelow is proof. The majority owner of Superior Joining Technologies, in Rockford, entered the industry 20 years ago with her husband and business partner, Thom Shelow, a career welder who started the business in the family garage.

Tags: Superior Joining Technolgies, Teresa Beach-Shelow

Discover Engineering Event Feb. 25, 2017


On behalf of everyone at Discovery Center, we thank you and WOTM for your participation with Discover Engineering last Saturday. We truly appreciate the time you gave to help interest kids about engineering. 

Tags: discover engineering, discovery center museum, engineering

Thank you from RPS


Thank  you for the school supply donations at the December 2016 Membership Appreciation Dinner

'Twas the week before finals and all through the school not a supply could be found, not even a spool (of string). The backpacks were hung in the lockers with care in hopes that just someone would be aware.  When what to our wondering eyes should appear, but a caring group of full of cheer!  Buckets and bags filled with all kinds of things that will help our students learn until spring.   The teachers' eyes - how they twinkled!  Their smiles - how they shined!  Exclamations of joy - what a blissful state of mind!  The best holiday gift EVER and you are the reason!  Many thanks to you all and to all a joyful season. 

Tags: donations, RPS, school supplies, thank you

Carl and Melba Bradberry, Judy Pike, and Teresa Beach-Shelow

2016 Member Emeritus Awards


WOTM awarded four of the founding members with lifetime membership emeritus awards.

In 2002 it became apparent that local support for manufacturing was very lacking.  Local organizations had a national focus but a regional champion did not exist.  Three dynamic women pooled their forces and resources to fund the startup of a regionally focused non-profit. They gathered a core of like-minded women in manufacturing to flesh out the details.  One of the husband’s (business partners) insisted that ‘Women” be included in the title of this new organization because as he put it “women get it done!”   As a result Women of Today’s Manufacturing was born.

Tags: Dedication, WOTM

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