Combatting the Tight Labor Market

Previous blog posts, as well as LinkedIn posts, have addressed different aspects of the current labor shortage being experienced in many industries, manufacturing included. We’ve addressed hiring millennials and workforce retention as two working strategies. Another approach is to develop your own work force through apprenticeships and similar programs.  Apprenticeships Apprenticeships have been with us since the latter half…

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Why We Exist

by Bob Adams, President Our senior management group recently approved modifications to our Mission Statement and our statement of Core Values. These in no way indicate a substantive change in either. Rather, it is the next stage in our evolution, our journey, as we maintain a process of self-examination in our quest to better understand who we…

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In Memoriam

This spring, we initiated a memorial fund raiser in honor of four deceased employees who made significant contributions to our company’s growth and direction: The Trailblaze Challenge, a 26.3-mile one-day hike to benefit Make-a-Wish Alabama. It culminated in May with our 6-person team successfully completing the hike on two separate weekends, three people each day.  But…

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