Hello Metalworking Nation! We are coming to you LIVE from the Valley Industrial Association’s Manufacturer’s Collaboration Conference in Sugar Grove, Illinois. On today’s episode of MakingChips, we answer the question: What is a chaplet? – Hint, it’s used in castings.
We welcome Rich Hoster, President at Smith and Richardson Inc. Rich takes us through some of the strategies that Smith and Richardson uses to help mitigate the skilled labor shortage. We’ll also hear about the company’s efforts to teach students about manufacturing, and Rich gives us some information on Smith and Richardson’s facility in Jiangsu, China. In Manufacturing News, we talk about how a manufacturing alliance in Dayton, Ohio is providing opportunities for residents to begin a new career in manufacturing.
Episode Outline: [00:01] – GFMC 2017
[03:15] – The Story of MakingChips
[06:27] – Manufacturing News
[13:30] – Welcome Rich Hoster
[15:48] – History of Smith and Richardson
[18:45] – Mitigating the Skilled Labor Shortage
[23:06] – Echo Pulse Index & Behavioral Survey
[25:45] – Manufacturing Students
[29:40] – Facility in China
[33:44] – The Value Of Networking