Posts Tagged ‘ manufacturing ’

Shoring Up Your First Line of Defense

Jan 16th, 2024

When I’m consulting with door and window manufacturers around the country, there’s one crucial aspect of the business that I try to remind my customers of. Because for all the investment you’ve made in top-of-the-line equipment, and for all the thought and planning you’ve put into production schedules, success ultimately comes down to one thing: […]

Developing Employee Skills for Improved Team Health: Ladies First

Jul 5th, 2023

Employee engagement has emerged as one of the most critical factors in driving productivity, retention, and overall organizational success. If it wasn’t clear before the pandemic, it certainly is now, particularly as we strive to keep employees engaged and motived as we traverse the world of remote or semi-remote work. A smart employer is willing […]

Grants Focus On Underrepresentation of Women in Construction and Manufacturing

Apr 24th, 2023

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, only 3.9% of construction workers identify as women. Meanwhile, a separate study by Dodge Construction Network on “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Design and Construction” shows that, among smaller firms, only 2% report having clear standards for increasing diversity that are also used to improve advancement. Several […]

The Biggest Flex Is Being Flexible

Apr 10th, 2023

“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” – George Bernard Shaw. The official Merriam-Webster dictionary lists change as a transitive verb, and I’m not arguing with the authority, but I think of it more as a noun. Change – like gravity – is a constant “thing” in life and […]

Latest Jobs Report Shows Zero Sum for Manufacturing

Mar 13th, 2023

While releasing his budget for fiscal year 2024, President Joe Biden announced that, under his leadership, the economy has added more than 12 million jobs, including 800,000 in manufacturing. But recent jobs data shows that a roughly equal number of positions remain vacant, following the latest hirings and losses. According to the latest figures from […]

President Fails to Tackle Housing in State of the Union Address

Feb 9th, 2023

President Joe Biden delivered his annual State of the Union address Tuesday, touting accomplishments ranging from economic recovery and record-low unemployment to a new bipartisan infrastructure law. “Two years ago, the economy was reeling,” the president told a joint session of Congress. “I stand here tonight, after we’ve created, with the help of many people […]

Pella Corporation Grants $55,000 to Educational Programs Across the Country

Oct 10th, 2022

Pella Corp. has announced it is working with educational programs across the country to encourage younger generations to explore career options in manufacturing. The company is providing $55,000 in grants to school programs that provide pathways to careers in modern manufacturing. “This isn’t just another day on the job for us,” says Jeff Schick, vice […]

Phantom Screens Celebrates 30th Anniversary With Charitable Donation

Jul 11th, 2022

Phantom Screens is marking three decades of manufacturing high-quality retractable screens by partnering with Habitat for Humanity Greater Vancouver and says it will be donating $75,000, which will be used towards building affordable housing at a new 39-townhome community in Coquitlam, BC. “We are thrilled to renew this important partnership with Habitat for Humanity for […]

Peerless Products to Expand, Creating 111 Jobs

Jul 1st, 2022

Windows and door manufacturer Peerless Products Inc., announced it will expand in Nevada, Missouri, investing $3.5 million and creating 111 new jobs. Peerless says the expansion will increase the company’s production capacity at its existing Nevada facility, used for warehousing, manufacturing, and research and development. “It’s exciting to see Peerless Products growing in Nevada, and […]

Could There be a More Important Year for Manufacturing Day?

Oct 1st, 2021

On the first Friday of October, and continuing throughout the month with various events, companies across all sectors seek to raise awareness of manufacturing, and why the field represents a viable career path. Hosted annually by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and The Manufacturing Institute, perhaps never has it been more crucial to bring […]