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Published: 3/19/2019

The Journey to Finding America’s Greatest Champion
Terry Iverson shares his journey to self-publishing his book, Finding America’s Greatest Champion, in an effort to educate those outside of manufacturing about great opportunities in manufacturing, changing perceptions along the way.

Published: 2/27/2019

Sharing a Common Challenge: Workforce Development
Solving the ongoing skilled labor shortage is not only a moldmaking problem, it’s a manufacturing problem.  And MoldMaking Technology’s parent company, Gardner Business Media, manages several brands covering the many facets of manuf...

Published: 2/22/2019

Focusing on Workforce Development in 2019: 10 Stories You Need to See
The moment of decision is coming for many: automate or find skilled workers? For many the challenge of engaging workers is worth the time and effort. These stories are worth your time, too. 

Published: 2/14/2019

What Is it Like to Study Additive Manufacturing?
This article and video series filmed at Penn State University illustrate what the school's first master’s students in AM are learning, and how they’ll apply it to advance 3D printing.

Published: 2/6/2019

A Place in Manufacturing Should Be Earned, Not Given
How do your children fit into your succession plan?

Published: 1/10/2019

Today's Workforce Needs More than Metalworking Skills to Thrive
Three mold manufacturing companies share how their workforce development strategies have evolved to meet the needs of today’s industry.

Published: 1/3/2019

Video: Emotional Intelligence in Action at Westminster Tool
A companion to the recent Modern Machine Shop cover story on a moldmaker’s commitment to emotional intelligence, here is a look at the culture change at this shop through the words and perspectives of team members.

Published: 12/13/2018

Career Pathways in High School Produce Better-Prepared Workforce
Several mold manufacturing companies have shared how their workforce development strategies have evolved to meet the needs of today’s industry. Here, Dramco Tool talks about transitioning young workers from a school culture to a shop culture.

Published: 12/10/2018

Help Set Up a Student-Run CNC Shop Near You
This replicable student-run business model offers promise not only in terms of workforce development, but also in potentially lowering U.S. manufacturing costs.

Published: 11/26/2018

11 Manufacturing Careers of the Future
Share these new career paths with the young people you know and encourage them to look into these possibilities. 

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