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Published: 9/24/2018

Emerging Leader Aaron Wiegel Pushes for Next Gen Workforce Development

Aaron has developed training programs for the next generation workforce for manufacturing and has been an ambassador for manufacturing to students interested in a trade.

Published: 9/20/2018

Wayne Hertlein: Dedication to Industry Honored by SPE Detroit

SPE Detroit Section honors Wayne Hertlein as Outstanding Member 2018.

Published: 9/19/2018

Developing the Next Machinists

To further develop the young crop of machining talent in the area, this high school has retooled its precision machining lab in time for the start of the new school year. The grand re-opening and ribbon cutting took place this week.

Published: 9/13/2018

Dealing with the Inevitable: Succession Planning

MoldMaking Technology editorial advisory board member Ryan Katen of Micro Mold Co. shares his perspective on succession planning based on personal experience.

Published: 9/12/2018

Robotics, Smart Manufacturing Engage Students and Educators at Summit

Every edition of the IMTS Smartforce Student Summit features new and exciting opportunities for students and educators in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and this 11th edition is no exception.

Published: 9/6/2018

Emerging Leader Justin Pluff Passes on Industry Knowledge to Promote Precision Machining

Justin helped transition Marshall Manufacturing from a screw machine shop to a CNC Swiss facility, doubling the company’s number of Swiss machines, while also being a trainer and mentor to many of his co-workers.

Published: 8/27/2018

Emerging Leader Kyle Detterbeck Climbs from Shop Floor to V.P.

Kyle joined the family business, Lester Detterbeck Enterprises Ltd., in 2008 and eventually worked his way up from the shop floor to the front office, in short order. 

Published: 8/20/2018

Emerging Leader Phillip Judt Enjoys Training Customers to Problem Solve

“I am energized by problem solving and the implementation of new and innovative ideas to solve old issues, as well as training others to do the same,” says Phillip, applications engineer at Absolute Machine Tools Inc.  

Published: 8/13/2018

Emerging Leader Janie Hughes Works to Bridge the Industry’s Generational Gap

Meet Janie Hughes, quality specialist at Horn USA. She has been nominated and chosen as one of Production Machining’s 2018 Emerging Leaders—a young professional making strides as a leader in the industry.

Published: 8/6/2018

Emerging Leader Diana Peters Advocates for Women in Manufacturing

Since Symbol's emergence in 2005, Diana's persistence has helped place thousands of Symbol's graduates, including women, into high paying, high demand jobs and has expanded the course curriculum to better serve the manufacturing ind...

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