Manufacturing Has an Image Problem

Lawyer, firefighter, surgeon, police officer: There’s certainly career niches that are easy for little kids to pinpoint and say, I want to be “that” when I grow up. On the other hand, though, many kids don’t grow up knowing that they want to be a welder, an information technician, or the manager of a manufacturing […]

Manufacturing Shouldn’t Be a Dirty Word

What comes to mind when you think of the word manufacturing? For many people, it’s this set of images: Low-skilled labor Physically draining work Dirty, grease-stained workplaces A male-dominated workforce No diversity Gloomy, dimly lit factories Minimal wages with no benefits Lack of passion or opportunity– just a daily grind No workplace camaraderie Poor working […]