Three Ways to Solve Your Skilled Labor Shortage

Skilled Labor ShortageDoes your manufacturing company have a skilled labor shortage? You’re not alone if you do. Demand for manufactured products is high, but the unemployment rate is low. Time isn’t on your side either. Today, 30% of the skilled workers in manufacturing are older than age 55. These Baby Boomers aren’t ready to retire yet, but they won’t stay on your factory floor forever.

Meanwhile, many of today’s students are choosing college or university instead of the skilled trades. Maybe it’s because they think that manufacturing jobs are dangerous, dirty, or boring. Maybe it’s because they’d rather sit at a computer in an air-conditioned office than stand on a concrete floor next to a machine. Some may remember how family members lost jobs to plants closings or down-sizing.

What’s the solution to your skilled labor shortage then? Do you need to wait for new programs to provide workers? Will automation eventually solve your problems instead? These solutions may sound promising, but you can’t keep waiting if you want to keep your customers happy today. You need a solution now. The good news is that you can get it from your supply chain if you know where to look.

Let’s consider your options. (more…)

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How Elasto Proxy Supports the Mobile Equipment Industry

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Elasto Proxy Supports Mobile Equipment

Elasto Proxy creates specialty seals and custom insulation for manufacturers of mobile equipment. Learn about our custom fabrication capabilities, and how we can help you.

Manufacturers of mobile equipment need custom seals and specialty insulation that can withstand demanding environments. On-road vehicles such as graders, pavers, cranes, and excavators are subject to hot and cold temperatures, driving rain, and blinding snowstorms. Off-road vehicles such as tractors, combines, fellers, and skidders also face wind, water, mud, and snow. Steep grades and rocky terrain can challenge other types of agricultural and forestry equipment, too. (more…)

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