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Published: 10/18/2019

Shop Addresses Skills Gap by Starting Vocational School
Custom Machine was struggling to find qualified machinists, and its president saw little being done about the skills gap, so he started a vocational school to train new machinists.

Published: 10/17/2019

Emerging Leader Keith Goodrich Uses Shop Experience as Trajectory to a Career in CAD/CAM Development
Keith spent years honing his skills in Mastercam software and learning from his coworkers while working at a job shop in Connecticut. 

Published: 10/15/2019

Lack of Cybersecurity Skills in Manufacturing Leads to Career Program, and Other Workforce Development News
The Siemens Foundation has provided a $1.25 million grant for a comprehensive workforce development program for cybersecurity in manufacturing; Hudson Valley Community College’s new 37,000-square-foot facility will allow the college to do...

Published: 10/11/2019

PODCAST: AMBA Chicago Talks Workforce Development Challenges and Strategies
Members of the American Mold Builders Association (AMBA) Chicago Chapter discuss the chapter’s workforce development strategies and more.

Published: 10/10/2019

Emerging Leader Hayley Serruya Works Hard to Build New Acquisition
In her role as V.P. of operations, Hayley is guiding the integration of the systems, reporting and culture, so both E.J. Basler and its newly acquired company can work together as one.

Published: 10/4/2019

Hurray! It's Manufacturing Day!
Manufacturing companies all over North America are hosting or participating in Manufacturing Day events to help teach youth about the importance of manufacturing and the career opportunities available.

Published: 10/1/2019

PODCAST: Self Reflection, Supreme Standards, Scuba Diving and Super Powers
These Leadtime Leaders strive for continuous improvement and believe entering this Awards competition helped them do just that. Here what X-Cell Tool & Mold and Maximum Mold Group have to say as they share a little about themselves, the award pr...

Published: 9/19/2019

Emerging Leader David Burton is Eager to Learn
The CNC lathe leader started as an entry level CNC machine operator and has advanced to lead a high-volume program on a complex, twin-turret lathe.

Published: 9/3/2019

Shop Shares Specific Successful Strategies for Training and Retaining Talent
Owners, engineers, mold builders and human resource professionals from small to mid-size mold shops and molding facilities, as well as OEMs, tuned in for a full hour, as Director of Talent Development Kylee Carbone broke down the talent strategy at ...

Published: 8/29/2019

Emerging Leader Kyle Zabrensky Embraces Customer Service
The inventory/fulfillment manager goes above and beyond for customers and takes initiative to improve and streamline processes.

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