Read and Watch Coil Processing Basics for Today’s Workforce in Metalforming

Stamping manufacturers vary in many ways, but they share in the struggle to find skilled labor to fill open manufacturing positions.

Filling and retaining people for these positions can be tough, especially as baby boomers retire from the workforce. Many of the new generation of workers want remote or flexible work schedules, which is difficult when stampers need an on-site operator to run equipment.

The good news is that interest in manufacturing as a career is growing. In the 2019 Leading2Lean Manufacturing Index, 27% of Generation Z and 26% of millennials have considered manufacturing as a potential career versus only 17% of Generation X. The caveat to this good news is that most of them need training in the fundamentals of coil processing…

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