Continuing the Recovery Path for Manufacturing in Ohio
Each year as the calendar rolls back to January there is a collective expectation there will be a change. Often what’s hoped for most is a change for the better. In lieu of that kind of change there’s the expectation things should continue on the present path. For better or worse, this seems to be the case with the state of manufacturing in Ohio. On the positive side, the Dayton Business Journal reported an increase in jobs again during December. This makes the fourth year of consecutive growth for the area, according to Manufacturing News, Inc. The modest growth of 9,742 jobs from Sept. 2014 to Sept. 2015 equates to a 1.1 percent gain.
Keeping the State Attractive to Manufacturers
Part of the reason for steady growth in the state is a top-down imperative to attract manufacturers to the area. Presently, Ohio is home base for approximately 17,000 manufacturers with new prospects frequently visiting throughout the state. Currently, the transportation-equipment industry has the largest manufacturing footprint in the area. The cohesive effort from business, city and state government, education and local manufacturers could in part help regain the footing lost during the Great Recession. It also makes great strides toward establishing the state as an area that tax friendly to new manufacturing and a place of available manufacturing talent.
The Continuing Skills Gap Debate
Depending on your source, the manufacturing skills gap is a very big problem or conversely something very manageable. The ASQ 2016 Manufacturing Outlook Survey looked at the biggest hiring hurdles for those in the manufacturing industry. 51 percent of respondents said they lacked qualified applicants with time and lack of budget as the other reasons. In an effort to find and hire qualified individuals, respondents said they worked with agencies and educational institutions to find people with the right skill set. On-the-job training is also another way employers are tapping into existing employee skill sets to train the next generation of manufacturers.
Methods to Alleviate the Skills Gap
- 86% use on-the-job training
- 17% apply employee classroom learning
- 7% rely on third-party learning resources
American Society for Quality (ASQ)
Learning from Customer Needs
Another way the industry is expanding its skills base is through the efforts of small- to medium-sized manufacturers who are working directly with their customers to make new and innovative products. Ohio-based manufacturers like the Cleveland Deburring Machine Company (CDMC) continue to make a commitment to expanding their skills base and offerings to customers through innovative partnerships. By truly understanding how the last step in the manufacturing process affects each customer need, CDMC can develop innovative custom applications for unique deburring needs.
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If you are in the market for an effective and reliable deburring solution, look no farther than The Cleveland Deburring Machine Company for a custom-tailored solution to a wide variety of client needs. Our no-charge application evaluation includes a detailed report and process description in as little as 3 to 5 business days. Contact CDMC today for a deburring machine that’s right for you.