Expanding Without Adding Staff

This news story is perhaps a sign of the times. This manufacturer expanded the size and capacity of its facility, but struggled to expand its workforce.

 

 

 

 

 

This news story is perhaps a sign of the times. In a local news report from Augusta, Maine, the state’s governor cut the ribbon on a manufacturing facility that expanded its size and capacity—but struggled to expand its workforce. According to the report, Kennebec Technologies faces difficulty finding skilled employees to fill open positions, while the machine tools Kennebec has added allow the existing employees to achieve more productivity. (For more about Kennebec Technologies, see this video tour of the shop.)