The Skills Gap presents great challenges in finding skilled technicians and another level of complexity finding skilled executives to oversee everything from concept and design to unique body building and customer delivery of vocational vehicles. With a truck body at its core, vocational vehicles are designed to suit a particular purpose, such as dump trucks, ambulances, fire engines, handicapped buses, or other specific uses. Hear more as Lew Weiss and Tim Grady interview John Parden, and Executive Recruiter from Management Recruiters – Indianapolis North in this intriguing discussion.
Here are Some of This Week’s Top Manufacturing Stories
There’s a talent crisis taking place all throughout the manufacturing industry, affecting nearly every industrial sector in the United States. Manufacturers and educational institutions are coming together in order to find a solution. On August 23rd, 2017, Manufacturing Talk Radio was lucky enough to attend one of these events aimed at improving education and furthering apprenticeship programs throughout the state of New Jersey. The ManufactureNJ Apprenticeship Accelerator Program brought together manufacturers from all around the state to discuss concerns about these programs and share information on already successful apprenticeship programs. (Read More)
Hurricane Harvey is devastating the Southern United States which is also the core of America’s energy industry and is set to hold back U.S. oil production for several weeks. This will be felt throughout the nation as well as international energy markets. (Read More)
Cybersecurity continues to be a growing concern among the manufacturing community. Cyber attacks are beginning to not only impact these businesses private data but now even pose a risk to the well-being of the workforce. As more systems, especially automated systems, are beginning to be connected to the internet it opens new doors for cyber criminals to enter and this can be detrimental to a business’s future. (Read More)
3D printing, also known as Additive Manufacturing has been slowly taking the manufacturing industry by storm. New additive manufacturing technology is making the factory of the future a reality. Innovative manufacturers are taking 3D printing to new heights, creating a revolutionary new kind of factory focused heavily on automation. Many steps still require human intervention such as checking, prepping, loading CAD files, removing prints and post processing but one company, in particular, has taken impressive steps forward. (Read More)