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Closing the Gap

A lack of skills training has been an issue for decades but is fast approaching a crisis worldwide. High schools have been reducing or eliminating shop classes for years; experienced workers of the baby boomer generation are retiring, and guidance councillors have long discouraged students from entering the manufacturing sector in favour of white-collar careers.

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May 23, 2019, 10:42 AM EDT

In Focus

Tough Jobs Require Tough Equipment »

Farmers are some of the hardest working people on the planet. They’re tough, the job is tough, and tough jobs require the toughest equipment. Artex Manufacturing knows this and that’s why its equipment is designed and built by farmers, for farmers.

Artex Manufacturing

Financing Solutions for American Entrepreneurship »

Geneva Capital is an independently owned direct lender offering equipment financing solutions catered to the customer’s needs. The company truly understands that operating a small business can be a difficult task and for this reason, Geneva provides both lease and finance agreements that are simple and straightforward, with quick approvals and competitive terms.

Geneva Capital

Supplying Precision Parts to Power Industries »

Seventy years ago, Lutco Inc. was a metal stamping company that helped the war effort. Now, it is a sophisticated manufacturer of semi-precision bearings and assemblies in fast-growth industries like air cargo transport.

Lutco, Inc.

Serving Clients and the Community »

Midwest-based machined parts manufacturer, Allis Roller, LLC, doesn’t see foreign competition as a problem. Why? Because the exceptional quality of its complex welded assemblies and precision machined components is difficult for overseas manufacturers to replicate. With each finished product proudly made in the USA, Allis Roller has established itself as a trusted custom parts provider for inter

Allis Roller

‘Good Enough Won’t Do’ for this Family-Run Manufacturer »

Danuser Machine Company, Inc. has thrived for over a century as a family-owned manufacturing firm. Based in Fulton, Missouri, the company specializes in making original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts, agricultural and industrial equipment attachments, and recoil reduction devices for rifles and shotguns.

Danuser Machine Company

Better Driving Conditions through Technology »

Red Dot Corporation is focused on bringing comfort to people whose office happens to be a vehicle. The company been leading the mobile HVAC industry for 55 years.

Red Dot Corporation

Quality Repairs and Predictive Maintenance »

K+S Services established itself in 1982 by repairing electronic circuit boards for the automotive industry, and since that time the company has expanded its capabilities to meet the needs of its diverse current customer base. It has grown to include repair services for motors, high speed spindles, DC torque tools, valves, vacuum pumps, blowers, robotic welding apparatus, electronic servo and varia

K+S Services

Outside the Box »

U.S. Corrugated is a packaging giant that is taking cardboard packaging and corrugated sheeting from frumpy and expensive into the next generation. The company’s attention to detail, customer service and brand new, high-end digital printers have set the packaging market alight with great quality imaging and even better savings.

U.S. Corrugated

Positively Effortless Solutions »

Positively Effortless Solutions JN White™By Charline Cormier-Pellerin View in E-MagazineView in Brochure JN White™ is a manufacturer of labels, graphic overlays and complex membrane switch or user interface assemblies. Always up to the challenge, the company’s dedication and determination to provide its customers with a positive experience from beginning to end has earned JN White&

JN White™

Reaching for the Stars »

Fiber Materials, Inc. (FMI) is “a high-temperature advanced materials company, largely supporting aerospace and defense applications,” in the words of Chief Executive Officer Mark Miklos. The business has ISO 9001:2015 certification and maintains very high quality standards to support the most stringent customer standards. Since it was profiled in April 2018 in Manufacturing in Focus magazine,

Fiber Materials

Building Relationships »

Collaboration is today’s buzzword in manufacturing circles. Collaboration takes place anywhere a group of people work together for a common goal, from formal settings in the boardroom to the factory floor, on job sites, or at off-site meetings.

The Importance of Collaboration in Manufacturing

Closing the Gap »

A lack of skills training has been an issue for decades but is fast approaching a crisis worldwide. High schools have been reducing or eliminating shop classes for years; experienced workers of the baby boomer generation are retiring, and guidance councillors have long discouraged students from entering the manufacturing sector in favour of white-collar careers.

The Role of Education in Promoting Manufacturing