How to Fight Burnout in the Manufacturing Industry and Win

Challenges: News, Community, Workforce

Manufacturing is a cyclical industry. When things are booming, it's hard to keep up. So we work more. Then, when things are slow, it's hard to survive. So we work more. The sales may fluctuate, the market may boom or tank, but the amount of effort

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Manufacturing Employees Report Increased Stress; Are You the Reason for the Rise?

Challenges: News, Workforce, Read

No industry is free from factors of high stress, including the metalworking industry. According to a recent Forbes magazine article, workplace stress has risen nearly 20% in three decades, and most significantly over the past five years. In an

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I Hope You Don’t Like Dinosaurs

Challenges: News, Workforce

This week’s news segment focused on a February 2019 Industry Week article asking, “What makes a great manufacturing leader?” This is a valuable, in-depth article based on interviews with established manufacturing executives and industry observers,

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Is the Metalworking Nation Really Running out of Workers?

Challenges: News, Community, Workforce

In this week’s MakingChips news segment, Nick shared an article from LinkedIn Business titled, These Industries Will Face the Biggest Talent Shortages by 2030, where manufacturing was third on the list.

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Is the Metalworking Nation Roaring Back to Life? Experts say “Meow”

Challenges: News, Workforce

President Trump announced, “We have created 5.3 million new jobs and importantly added 600,000 new manufacturing jobs.” Half a million manufacturing jobs in just two years - true or false? We take a closer look in this week’s news segment.

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Dear Foxconn, We Want Our (Tax) Money Back. Thank you.

Challenges: News, Community, Workforce

In this week’s MakingChips podcast episode we discussed the Bloomberg news article, “Inside Wisconsin’s Disastrous $4.5 Billion Deal with Foxconn”, by Austin Carr (no relation to our very own Jim Carr).

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