From the Senior Editor - Work is available but, in certain sectors, those positions remain unfilled because of a lack of qualified candidates. The proverbial skills gap rears its head again.
From the Publisher - When you look at the numbers for U.S. manufacturing, it’s a bit of a conundrum.
From the Senior Editor - While combing the booths at Fabtech in Las Vegas this past November in the wake of the presidential election, there was a definite buzz in the air.
From the Publisher - Some of the most interesting articles FFJournal has produced over the years have focused on organizations, companies and individuals in the industry that have worked tirelessly to keep American manufacturing alive, while helping to prepare our next generation’s workforce.
From the Senior Editor - Earning a living can mean something completely different depending on who you talk to. Whether it’s just to get by and hold on until retirement, or make it until the kids are through school, or as a way to define someone’s purpose in life, a job isn’t always “just a job.”
From the Senior Editor - In a matter of nine months, 3D-metal-printed parts went from prototype to flight critical.
From the Publisher - My Dad started his 62-year publishing career with Steel magazine at Penton Publishing in 1954.
From the Publisher - FFJournal combines its magazine and website.
From the Publisher - My Dad, Bill Sr., has always driven convertibles. That is ironic when you consider that he has lived in Cleveland and Chicago—two of the nation’s coldest cities.
From the Senior Editor - I’m a parent with roughly five years of experience under my belt wrangling three boys. My accepted threshold for a lot of things is being tested all the time.