MMT ZONE: Business Strategies

Finding, Training & Retaining Employees
In this multi-part series of articles, contributor Ryan Pohl, a journeyman CNC machinist who also holds a master's degree in industrial training and development, addresses the skilled-labor shortage and its potential to dramatically hinder the future sustainability and growth of the moldmaking industry. He is convinced that with a renewal of pride in workmanship and an updated training format, Americans can secure their futures as leaders in the industry. more (+)

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Business Strategies


Today’s mold manufacturer needs to be as much a businessman as a craftsman, so it is crucial to pay attention to the management issues facing your shop including—sales & marketing plan, global initiatives/strategies, banking and finance, workforce development and new business opportunities.

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