April 24, 2015
The need to attract young people and to change negative perceptions certainly isn’t new, but after spending three days at The FABRICATOR®’s Leadership Summit in Orlando in late February, business consultants, community and technical college leaders and educators, and business owners shed some light on a well-publicized subject.
April 17, 2015
Contributing Editor Sue Roberts visited Automate 2015 and ProMat 2015 in Chicago in March and had the opportunity to listen to one of the founders of Apple Inc. Needless to say, Steve Wozniak had some interesting thoughts about the future. Roberts shares some of the highlights.
April 15, 2015
Bitten by the welding bug as a child, Trenton Bennett progressed in his craft and mastered TIG welding to become the lead fabricator at a large dairy plant in Ohio. As skilled as he is, he wants to be better. And he wants the older welders to cut the young guys some slack. “Everyone starts somewhere.”
April 10, 2015
The manufacturing industry is focusing plenty of attention on millennials as companies try and entice them to consider manufacturing careers. These companies might be better off looking at other industries, where workers might be looking for a career change.
April 9, 2015
Web articles for fabricators—The future of routine jobs; Lincoln, Neb., business expands; 3-D developments; and brake concerns.
April 2, 2015
Web articles for fabricators—Baltimore to re-establish a training center; the importance of an educated workforce; evolution of can making; and addressing a safety concern of a different sort.
April 2, 2015
The Precision Machined Products Association believes metal manufacturing operations will struggle to meet proposed EPA ozone standards.
March 24, 2015
Technology is the engine of metal fabrication, but people are behind the wheel. And how they drive really matters.
March 19, 2015
School boards across the country considering canceling shop classes need to hear from students like Lexi Noonan, a young welder who would have been “absolutely lost” if she had graduated from high school without learning a trade.