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June 12, 2017
Auto Industry ERW

Automakers are pumping the auto-brakes

While major automakers have their sights set on self-driving cars, many of the industry’s major companies are pumping the brakes on less expensive crash prevention technology that could prevent thousands of injuries a year. According to an Automotive News report, while Nissan and Toyota are planning to have automatic braking systems installed on most models by the end of the year, most automakers aren’t rushing to include these systems as part of their base-cost models sold in the U.S. despite […]
June 12, 2017

Wisconsin leading charge in bridging skills gap

When it comes to bridging the skills gap in manufacturing, the State of Wisconsin is putting its money where its mouth is. According to a press release from Gov. Scott Walker’s office, the state has awarded $3.9 million in Youth Apprenticeship grants to Wisconsin organizations to help thousands of high school juniors and seniors get instruction and on-the-job training in manufacturing and other areas. “Wisconsin’s nationally-recognized Youth Apprenticeship program helps employers across the state address the skills gap and remains […]
April 26, 2017

Boat sales still up, but not as much

While the boating industry is reporting an upswing in sales year-over-year in March, the rate of growth is slowing down. According to a report in Boating Industry magazine on the latest Info-Link Bellwether report, Powerboat sales were up just north of 5 percent across all categories, down from a 7 percent increase the year before. The report stated the “sportfish segment was the strongest for the period, with sales up about 10 percent over the last year, on par with […]
April 26, 2017

Dear millennials, it’s time to consider a manufacturing career

We’ve all heard the reports on millennials dissatisfaction in the workplace: They want to feel like they have rewarding career, one where there’s room to grow and they are making a difference. One recent report suggests that the millennials are overlooking one career choice that offers everything they want and more: manufacturing. A recent article in Manufacturing Magazine said that even though manufacturing careers offer millennials flexible work schedules, well paying positions, lower schooling costs and the opportunity to be […]
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