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Spectrum Industries Receives Distinguished Honor

The Wisconsin Economic Development Association (WEDA) honored Spectrum Industries, Inc. yesterday with the Outstanding Achievement by a Business award. WEDA’s primary objective is to increase the effectiveness of individuals involved in the practice of economic development in Wisconsin by encouraging cooperation, exchange of information and promotion of professional skills. Spectrum, in turn, was honored for its innovation, its positive culture to facilitate employee development, and its dedication to community programs.

“It is an honor to be recognized by WEDA for Outstanding Achievement by a Business. This award is a testimony of Spectrum strengths and values of providing innovative and high value products and services to customers, putting us on top of our industry market!” said Scott Dorn, Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing at Spectrum Industries.

Spectrum looks forward to continued growth, innovation, and community participation. Thank you to all our stakeholders for …

Happy Birthday, Tommy!

If he were alive today, the 164-year- old Thomas A. Edison would have seen a few of his predictions of innovation come true.

Most people when asked the question, “Why is Thomas Edison famous?” would probably come up with this answer; “He invented the light bulb.” Although it is true that Edison was a prolific inventor with nearly 1,100 patents in his name, he did not invent the light bulb … but I’ll get back to that in a moment.

Edison, as a semi-retired inventor, spent many hours speculating on innovations to existing inventions. He had some misses among the predictions, but he was also right on with many of his speculations. Robots doing manual labor, steel replacing wood in furniture, the rise of electric trains over the steam-powered trains and even the smart phone were among his ideas that, in many ways, have now come true.

Now, back to the light bulb. Edison did not invent the light bulb, but he advanced the design of the existing light bulbs until he came to today’s modern incande…

Congratulations Green Bay Packers!

Quite often success is so sweet that we forget the potential barriers that were hurdled just to get there. Such was not the case for the current Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers. It has been very well documented that Green Bay had 16 players placed on injured reserve this season. Time after time, it seemed that players came out of nowhere to successfully fill the voids left behind from each subsequent injury. This continued even into the ultimate NFL game, with injuries to key players being overcome to win the Super Bowl.

But to achieve the ultimate NFL season goal, there was certainly more to the Green Bay organization than what was seen on the surface. It took continuous adjustments to strategy while preparing the entire team for game-changing obstacles. Equally as important, the Packers had the team chemistry to overcome challenges during the entire season. How often do we see high-profile free agents being brought in attempt to press the “Easy” button and make things right? So…