With so much talk of U.S. manufacturing in the news lately, it’s difficult to understand how some pundits can continue to roll their eyes at the return of factories an industry to a key role, if not a backbone position, in our economy. As this Tulsa World article discusses, the purpose of committing to strengthening and supporting U.S. manufacturing isn’t to instantly transform manufacturing from an afterthought back to the behemoth that it once was. Rather, politicians and corporations are taking notice of the fact that though overlooked, in many ways, U.S. manufacturing never truly went away. More difficult to overlook? The fact that in the face of still-discouraging overall unemployment, manufacturing has led the way as a source for jobs and a way to spur vocational training. In fact, in January 2012, manufacturing accounted for a full 20% of all new jobs created.
We at Helander Spinning have been watching –and participating in – these developments with great interest. In fact, we’re riding that wave of expansion by opening up a new CNC machinist and maintenance technician position, which we’re still looking to fill. As specialists in hydroforming, we offer a great way to get involved in one of the most exciting machining technologies, working on components for projects like the Boeing Dreamliner. As U.S. manufacturing continues to expand, Helander is following suit. Want to get involved or learn more? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 630.268.9292.