Episode 45: Can American Manufacturing’s Comeback Be Sustained?

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Originally broadcast on Thursday, December 4th, 2014

North America’s manufacturing sector is on an upward trajectory. However, a shortage of young talent, compounded by Baby Boomers’ negative perceptions about Millennials, could impact its continued expansion, according to ThomasNet’s latest Industry Market Barometer® (IMB) research.

Guests Karen Norheim of American Crane and Kevin Wolfe of Powill Manufacturing join Dawn Ringel of Warner Communications, spokesperson for Linda Rigano of ThomasNet to discus the critical role Millennials play in the future of manufacturing in America and the challenges associated with making manufacturing “cool” again. Listen to the entire episode below.