Starting a new business is an exciting time where entrepreneurs transform their new or innovative ideas from drawing board to production and delivery. During these initial stages, a business owner has to manage multiple demands and priorities to get key people, processes, and structures into place. For new manufacturing companies, this might mean investment in facilities, machinery, workers, and an ordering system
Manufacturing companies are still looking for ways to solve the persistent worker shortages that have plagued the industry for years. While the origins of the deficit are not entirely clear, it’s believed baby boomer retirement coupled with a high number of young workers with a college education, has helped to fuel the issue.
By JOHN BLAKE
Manufacturers are struggling with attracting and retaining labor, increasing raw material costs and changing economic conditions. The survey findings provide excellent insight into what industry companies may expect to experience in the coming months.