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Pandemic Makes Plain Need for Manufacturing Workforce

February 4, 2021 By: Mark Schmit In the Sept. 18, 2020, session of the “National Conversation with Manufacturers,” our three West Coast manufacturing leaders on the panel kept coming back to their critical need for skilled workers. The conversation was one […]

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Getting a Grip on What’s Next for Robotics in Manufacturing

Manufacturing robotics is to some extent following a similar path of advances to those in machining and fixed automation systems. Though the ROI is most easily measured in efficiency and cost savings, manufacturers are looking for robotic technology to help them resolve a pain point in their operation or to create new opportunities. It might be to link processes more efficiently or eliminate the need to outsource a specific function or two.

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Featured WMEP Manufacturing Solutions Staff Member: George Bureau

By Rich Rovito   George Bureau has faced an array of challenges during a nearly four-decade business career, but working with manufacturers, some that are fighting for their very survival, during a global pandemic stands out. “From my career perspective, […]

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Manufacturing Automation and the COVID-19 Recession

For manufacturing to adapt and survive in the aftermath of COVID-19, manufacturing automation may be one of the key assets.

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Manufacturing Day – Its Genesis and Evolution

Manufacturing Day (MFG Day) has become a nationwide phenomenon. MFG Day is held annually on the first Friday in October. Many events continue throughout the entire month. The purpose of MFG Day is to show the reality of modern manufacturing careers by encouraging thousands of companies and educational institutions around the nation to open their doors to students, parents, teachers and community leaders. Each year thousands of manufacturers open their doors to give a glimpse at what today’s manufacturing really looks like and inspire the next generation of skilled workers.

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Training Within Industry (TWI) Part 2: Helping Supervisors Solve Workplace People Problems

Posted by Rachel Miller The pressure on today’s workforce is considerable. COVID-19 has introduced new challenges. There are new rules about social distancing and personal protective equipment (PPE) gear. Workers may be dealing with changes to equipment and floor plan layouts […]

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Winning The War For Talent

One-Day Workshop Overview Location: This training will take place at the client’s site at a time agreed upon by both parties. The training will run from 9:00 am – 4 pm. Who will attend and for how long?: Presidents or […]

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Sharing Talent to Meet Workforce Needs

Many businesses, manufacturers in particular, continue to struggle to address work force shortages. The sharing of talent pools could provide a much-needed solution. It’s a novel concept but many employment experts agree that a new approach to hiring is needed, […]

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