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Workforce Challenges Remain Top Business Concern in Latest Manufacturing Outlook Survey

Every quarter, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) surveys 14,000 manufacturers to gain better insight about economic and hiring outlooks. Results from the most recent survey show the majority of manufacturers (94.6 percent) are optimistic about their company’s outlook.

NAM CEO Jay Timmons believes tax reform will increase the number of available manufacturing jobs to 2 million by 2025 – a staggering increase from the current 350,000 jobs. Additionally, more than half of CEOs stated they plan to hire more workers in the coming year.

However, even with many forecasting an upswing in business, finding qualified employees remains the top business challenge for most manufacturers.  read more…

ALTEX Mexico Plant Welcomes Valente Luna as Senior Manufacturing Engineer

ALTEX Wire and Cable is excited to announce the addition of Valente Luna as senior manufacturing engineer at the company’s plant in Nogales, México.

As a manufacturing engineer, Luna creates, implements and documents new procedures, introduces new products and ensures the coordination of engineering departments in order to maximize the productivity and quality of ALTEX’s manufacturing processes.  read more…

Why Manufacturing Entrepreneurship is a Smart Path

Compared to other sectors, manufacturing entrepreneurship is more successful and startups are less risky. With positive signs on job stability, growing career paths and entrepreneurial opportunities, the manufacturing industry is poised to attract a much-needed skilled workforce. Check out the fun facts below regarding why manufacturing entrepreneurship is a smart path. read more…

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