How Manufacturers are Tackling the Skills Gap
Manufacturing executives have been losing sleep over the worker shortage for a few years. The situation only continues to accelerate, however. Today, the worker deficit has begun hitting companies squarely in the bottom line --during the first quarter of 2019 more than 25% manufacturers had to turn down new business opportunities due to a lack of workers, according to a report from the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM).
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Jasper Engines & Transmissions, Waupaca Foundry in Tell City and Perry Central Junior-Senior High School join forces to offer Work-based Learning - Southwest Indiana Chamber
Jasper Engines & Transmissions, Waupaca Foundry in Tell City and Perry Central Junior-Senior High School join forces to offer Work-based Learning
Red Cross, Tell City Fire Department team up for "Sound the Alarm" installing free smoke alarms
The American Red Cross is partnering with the Tell City Fire Department and Waupaca Foundry to help "Sound the Alarm", providing home fire prevention education and installing free smoke alarms. This event will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2019 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. It will involve door-to-door canvassing, starting in the neighborhood where a fire killed three children.
The Trade War Is a Farce
As the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting continues in Davos, Switzerland, this week, discussions around global trade, the future of advanced manufacturing, and the Fourth Industrial Revolution are at an all-time high. In particular, the popular news media has been making a daily diet talking about the U.S. trade war with China. Unfortunately, they are missing the real story: the potentially profound effects of reshoring on U.S. manufacturing and on the widening skills gap.
Caring for workers
With health insurance one of an employer's top costs — if not the top cost — businesses are constantly on the lookout for ways to save money. For some businesses, the answer may seem counterintuitive — expanding their medical offerings available through onsite employee clinics. During a recent three-month span, the Kimberly Area School District estimates it saved more than $30,000 — or 53 percent — in health care costs with employees using the district's clinic instead of them seeing their regular health providers, says Dawn Ludwig, director of human resources for KASD.
OSHA publishes crystalline silica Frequently Asked Questions for general industry
On Jan. 22, 2019, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released a set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) concernig the agency's final rule regulating occupational exposure to respirable crystalline silica in general industry. For months, the American Foundry Society and National Association of Manufacturers have been working directly with the agency to craft these FAQs to provide metalcasters with additional guidance on key areas of the silica standard's requirements.
U.S. Army Soldier Follows Family Tradition, From Waupaca Foundry to the Service
Sheldon Goggins followed in his family’s footsteps when he first joined the service three years ago. His grandparents, dad, uncle and brother had all served before him, and Goggins decided that the Army National Guard was the right fit for him.
Pumpkin Time at the Miller’s
James (Jim) Miller has been an electrical maintenance employee at Plant 1 in Waupaca, Wis., for nearly 18 years. Jim has become famous in the Waupaca County community during the fall season, though, for his pumpkin carvings that he displays every year, known as “Pumpkin Time at the Miller’s.”