WARREN, NJ (10/21/19)—The Warren, New Jersey office of Wealth Enhancement Group, an independent wealth management firm that oversees approximately $12.9 billion in client assets*, attended the 2019 New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program, Inc. (NJMEP) Made in New Jersey Manufacturing Day, as a Platinum Sponsor.

The eighth annual National Manufacturing Day for New Jersey, held at The Marigold in Somerset, occurred on Friday, October 4. The day’s agenda included Keynote Speaker James Hoffman, as well as comments from John W. Kennedy, PhD., CEO of NJMEP. More than 500 business leaders from manufacturing related industries were in attendance. Breakout sessions and industry panels were held throughout the day focusing on how to address workforce problems, women in manufacturing and resources for manufacturers among others. Awards were given for Manufacturer of the Year in six categories: Start-Up, Small, Medium, Large, Innovator of the Year and Manufacturing Cares.

Steven W. Kaye, Managing Director of the Warren, NJ branch of Wealth Enhancement Group said, “Before becoming involved with the NJMEP, I had no idea how many manufacturers there are out there. New Jersey has roughly 11,000 manufacturers! They range from small machine shops and small food preparations businesses like bakeries; to traditional large pharmaceutical and industrial companies. I was also intrigued to learn that many more businesses than I had originally thought are considered manufacturers: certain technology companies and even someone who owns and operates a cement truck.”

Kaye and his team support NJMEP because they believe in the importance of workforce development, training and certification programs in the manufacturing industry, as well as the need to partner with educators, the public, lawmakers and specialized practices to increase awareness and support career pathways in an effort to solve industry challenges.

About the New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program

NJMEP is a private, not-for-profit organization working to improve the profitability and competitiveness of New Jersey based manufacturers. They offer services in operational excellence, innovation & growth and workforce development. NJMEP has been supporting manufacturers for more than 20 years.

About Wealth Enhancement Group

Wealth Enhancement Group is a Greater Minneapolis-based independent wealth management firm offering comprehensive and customized financial planning and investment management services nationwide. With 27 offices nationwide, Wealth Enhancement Group specializes in providing retail clients with the team-based expertise and resources they need to simplify their financial life. 

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Wealth Enhancement Group is a Greater Minneapolis-based independent wealth management firm offering comprehensive and customized financial planning and investment management services. Established in 1997, Wealth Enhancement Group uses a team approach with a focus on simplifying their clients’ financial lives and has offices nationwide.