Emerging Leaders

Applying a Healthy Approach to Employee Investment

Service Center Metals’ on-site health center offers its employees and their families free same-day health care and, in return, the employer is gaining many benefits including a healthier workforce and attracting potential employees.

Emerging Leaders

Index Develops Training Program for Junior Technicians

Although the current training class is made up of individuals pursuing a career change, Index plans to expand the ITDP later this year to include internships and apprenticeships for current high school students and recent graduates.

Emerging Leaders

Star Cutter Awarded Workforce Development Funding for Employee Training

Three Star Cutter Co. subsidiaries received funding from the Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity-Workforce Development (LEO-WD) through the Michigan Works! Agency to cover a wide range of training for its employees.

Emerging Leaders

Educational Offerings at PMTS

Technical presentations and on-the-show-floor, booth demonstrations can lead you to discover new ideas to help your shop become more efficient and profitable.

Emerging Leaders

Gift a 3D Printer to an Employee?

Some shops have purchased inexpensive polymer 3D printers for their operations. Does it make sense to take this a step further and give (or loan) a sharp young employee one to experiment with at home? This small investment could pay off for your shop in different ways.

Emerging Leaders

Manufacturing Skills Training: Virginia Martinez and Laiken Carrillo

Roles of Women in Manufacturing Series: A precision machining career starts with skills. Virginia and Laiken share their journey and how they help prepare the next generation.


Virtual Controller Service Helps Overcome Accounting Labor Shortage

The service aids companies that may be falling behind in their month-end closing and financial reporting due to a lack of qualified accounting professionals.

Emerging Leaders

Training Is More Than a Skills Upgrade

Training is more than a skills upgrade. Training is a process that creates a virtuous cycle for your performers, culture and shop. Why do we train? Why do we need to train?

Emerging Leaders

DMG MORI Partners With Illinois Tech to Open Chicago Training Center

The partners hope to play a critical role in preparing the workers needed to revive the advanced manufacturing industry in the U.S., including the semiconductor industry.

Emerging Leaders

4 Tips for Building an Effective Machining Apprenticeship Program

Developing the right apprenticeship program can be one of the best things a machine shop can do for itself and for the future of manufacturing. Here are key “do’s” and “don’ts” to follow.

Emerging Leaders

Craftsman Cribsheet No. 112: PMPA Speaking of Precision Podcasts — Business/Continuous Improvement/Workforce

PMPA’s Speaking of Precision podcasts can be found on major platforms or on PMPA.org.

Emerging Leaders

Program Helps Shops Frame Training to Meet Their Needs

NIMS’ Smart Training Solutions is a framework for modernizing training to keep up with an ever-changing economy. It is flexible, accommodating and geared toward the needs of each individual organization.

Emerging Leaders

Big Daishowa Incentive Supports Manufacturing Training Programs

Through the end of the year, Big Daishowa will donate a tooling certificate valued at 20% of every order from an NTMA member company to the buyer’s school of choice.

Emerging Leaders

National Institute for Metalworking Skills Launches Employer Engagement Process

Five-step method establishes effective and focused on-the-job training in a short period of time.

Emerging Leaders

Attracting Shopfloor Talent: Four Questions to Ask Yourself

Here is food for thought to perhaps better pique the interest of young job seekers in joining your manufacturing company.

Automation & Robots

NIMS Smart Training for Employers, Educators

IMTS 2022: NIMS’ “Smart Training Solutions” is flexible for any employer’s needs and is data driven to ensure that performance is measured and visualized.

Emerging Leaders

Can a Job Shop Benefit From a CNC Multi-Spindle? This One Does.

Although CNC multi-spindle machines are often dedicated to running one part or family of like parts, this Wisconsin job shop has found a way to make 20,000 parts per run its sweet spot for that equipment to better serve multiple customers.

Emerging Leaders

VIDEO: Emerging Leader Committed to Excellence

Ben Nikkel is committed to learning, leading and relationship building in his management role at Hirsh Precision Products.

Emerging Leaders

VIDEO: Emerging Leader is Much More than a CNC Programmer

This 30-year-old is a talented innovator, trainer, teacher and loyal hard worker, respected by all his co-workers at Norman Noble Inc. He’s the go-to employee when someone on the shop floor needs a problem solved.

Emerging Leaders

VIDEO: Mechanic-Turned Machinist Specializes in Workforce Development

According to 2022 Emerging Leader Ryan Cochran’s nominator, his biggest impact on BIllco Corp. has been his determination to hire, train and retain a younger generation of machinists.

Emerging Leaders

Motivated Leader Helps Others Improve Tech Skillsets

Emerging Leader Joel Antipuna Jr. worked his way up at Rosenberger North America with his hunger for more responsibility and his aptitude to comprehend the technical and leadership aspects of his job.

Bar Feeders

VIDEO: Emerging Leaders’ Viewpoints on Training and Retention

The 2022 Emerging Leaders focus on new strategies for hiring, in-house training programs and retention plans for the young generation of workers as well as the valuable employees already in place.

Emerging Leaders

Women in Manufacturing Education Foundation Announces Board of Directors

The educational arm of Women in Manufacturing has appointed 22 board members for 2022 who are said to offer a broad range of experience and a deep pool of expertise.

Emerging Leaders

Additive Manufacturing Hosts 3D Printing Workshop for Job Shops Sept. 15

Half-day seminar — co-located at IMTS in Chicago’s McCormick Place — focuses on applying 3D printers for tooling and running parts that don’t make sense on traditional machining centers.