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METAL ON METAL: Metallica grants draw awareness to GRCC welding program
As one of the first students to graduate from a workforce development program funded by heavy metal band Metallica, Krista Steffens developed skills that sparked her creativity and fueled under her career.
Robotics to the rescue: Office furniture makers increasingly adopt automation technology amid struggle to find talent
Office furniture manufacturers have been late adopters of automation, particularly inside their West Michigan-based factories.
Automation shifts workforce needs for West Michigan manufacturers
Manufacturers in West Michigan have turned to automation in recent years to get jobs done quicker and cheaper, and their investments in the technology shows no signs of slowing down.
Office Furniture Supplier Roundtable: Supply chain focuses on fundamentals amid volatile office furniture market
Despite growing operational complexity and a period of industry-led change, office furniture suppliers say they remain optimistic.
Sharing the wealth: ESOPs offer business owners an exit strategy, if they plan ahead
When Mark Lindquist purchased Rapid-Line Inc. in 1989, he completed the transaction with a strategy for exiting the business already in mind.
‘Collaborative enterprise’ New engineers need soft skills, business acumen to succeed, execs say
For today’s engineering graduates, technical expertise remains paramount, but companies are asking more of their young workers, especially when it comes to so-called soft skills and the basics of business.
Robot Revolution: Manufacturers embrace automation to hedge against future downturns
Backed by a string of profitable years, many West Michigan manufacturers are investing in labor-saving technology and providing themselves a hedge against future softening in the market.