The manufacturing skills gap has been all too prevalent in the industry as it goes through its rebirth as a major driver of American job creation.
The manufacturing skills gap is still a real issue across the country, and more is certainly being done to address the problem.
A number of major manufacturing efforts have been able to blossom in recent years as more companies have tried to expand their factory footprints throughout the South.
Across the country, a number of efforts to start producing high-tech gadgets and other products that require advanced manufacturing facilities are proliferating.
Across the U.S., there has been growing pressure on lawmakers at the state level to boost the minimum wages within their jurisdictions.
The number of employees brought back into the manufacturing industry by robust economic recovery and increased reshoring efforts has been consistently strong.
California is one of a handful of states that has already approved a plan to increase its minimum wage to $15 per hour over the next several years, and that seems to be having a positive effect on workers' take-home pay already.
Talk of a higher minimum wage is starting to gain a lot of traction in many parts of the country, even if entrenched power such as business leaders and politicians may be reticent to follow through on that broad and growing demand among workers nationwide.
The manufacturing industry has taken a big step forward in many parts of the country, and that's certainly the case in Texas as well.
The topic of raising the minimum wage in Vermont has been widely discussed for some time, and now it finally seems as though the change is inching closer to becoming reality.
The speed with which the manufacturing industry is evolving these days has grown considerably, and that's a trend that isn't likely to reverse course any time soon as more technology becomes available in the industry as a whole.
The federal minimum wage hasn't risen in about nine years, but the cost of living certainly has.
Many manufacturers are at something of a crossroads with their business.
Support for a higher minimum wage has shown itself in many polls over the past few years, prompting a number of cities and states to follow up on public sentiment and raise those pay levels.
The need for new, advanced factory space is growing across the country, and this may be particularly true in California thanks to the extant tech industry that's now branching out into more manufacturing ventures in the U.S.
As the manufacturing industry once again grows its footprint across the U.S., the need for well-trained workers who can meet the demands of the modern industry becomes more apparent to all involved.
The topic of raising the minimum wage in Massachusetts incrementally over the next several years to $15 per hour has been a point of contention for some time.
The state of Tennessee is located in a prime part of the country when it comes to being able to ship and receive goods.
In the past few years, the talk about trade policy around the manufacturing industry in particular has really heated up nationwide, and in some ways it has created massive benefits for the sector as a whole.
The advanced manufacturing sector is picking up plenty of steam across the country, but an emerging seat of power for the industry could be located in Buffalo, New York.