Among the biggest hurdles many manufacturers are facing today - or will face within the next few years - is that their longest-tenured older workers are aging out of the industry.
If you run a manufacturing facility, safety should be your No. 1 priority, even ahead of efficiency.
Every business wants to work more efficiently so they can improve their bottom lines and get a better handle operations.
Many industries have made significant comebacks across the U.S. since the end of the recession, and one group of workers who seem to have benefited most from this swing is blue-collar workers.
With a relatively small but growing number of states across the country having already enacted a $15 minimum wage, it should come as little surprise that more such entities want to get in on the action.
Across the U.S., the manufacturing industry has made a big comeback over the past decade and much of its strength is expected to continue growing in the years ahead.
We’ve provided some advice to help attract prospective employees to your business, so your recruiting team can work smarter, not harder.
To keep things running at their best, you’ll need to make sure you are measuring and tracking inventory coming into and out of your warehouse.
Doing work in warehouse settings comes with its fair share of risk.
One of the big concerns people have expressed time and again about a higher minimum wage is the impact it would have on the economy.
The manufacturing industry's renaissance over the past few years has slowed a bit recently, but the sector continues to make gains thanks to high demand and a strong economy.
When the prospect of a higher minimum wage comes to the fore in any given state, business interests are always among the most ardent opponents to such a change.
Properly managing a factory is no easy task, as there are just so many factors for an executive to account for on an ongoing basis.
Many states in the Western U.S. have moved to increase their minimum wage and create other laws intended to help workers deal with their everyday lives, financial or otherwise.
One of the biggest arguments against a higher minimum wage, repeated time and again by the powerful business interests that usually oppose such change, is what it will mean for smaller companies.
At this time of year, when many high school, trade school and college graduates are flooding the job market for the first time, manufacturers may stand to benefit.
Manufacturing facilities can be quite warm even in the dead of winter, with so many machines running for hours on end.
A growing number of federal lawmakers have been supporting a $15 national minimum wage for some time now, but that hasn't actually translated into policy.
Manufacturers know that workplace safety is of paramount concern, simply because even a small accident can set operations back days or more.
While there has been plenty of talk about raising the federal minimum wage dating back to President Barack Obama's first term, things have really only started heating up in the last year or so.
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