What We’re Reading – August 2018

Those of us in the manufacturing industry know it is constantly evolving and changing. This can make it tough to keep up.

We spend a good amount of our day trying to stay current on what’s happening. Here are a few articles from across the web we found interesting and worth talking about.

Not your father’s workforce – Upstate Business Journal

After the drawn-out demise of textile industries in the United States, shell-shocked baby boomers have been reluctant to encourage their children to pursue jobs they deemed unstable, instead ushering them to more concrete college degrees — to become doctors, nurses, or experts in computer science.

Healthy Eating is Transforming Food Manufacturing – Can Your Business Keep Up? – Manufacturing.net

Longtime food manufacturers are working overtime to answer the consumer demand for healthy options and to keep up with new food start-ups that specialize in these offerings. They are overhauling everything from product development to controls and traceability — trading in spreadsheets for ERPs — to meet the needs of health-conscious consumers.

Manufacturers Have a Recruitment Problem, So Why Aren’t They Hiring More Women? – Forbes

Manufacturers in the United States are having a hard time recruiting middle-skilled workers to fill the growing demand for machinists, welders, computer-controlled machine operators and other key positions.

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