Moldmaker Makes the Times

The New York Times highlighted a specific mold manufacturer’s efforts in an article that provides a great overview of manufacturing apprenticeships as a path to the middle class.


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My last blog post covered U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez’s visit to Ameritech Die & Mold, which runs an apprenticeship program that the cabinet secretary and others believe could be replicated elsewhere in the nation. However, the shop is getting attention from more than just the federal government. The fact that Ameritech recently appeared in The New York Times was mentioned in my post, but I think it also deserves a shout-out of its own.

That’s for a couple of reasons. First, few mold manufacturers can claim to have ever appeared in “The Gray Lady,” and that’s worth celebrating. Similarly, as is the case with the secretary’s visit, it’s worth celebrating that an issue this industry has struggled with for so long is getting attention in one of the most prestigious, storied publications in the country (on the first page of the business section, no less). Above all, the article is a really good read.