Employee Training

Spotlight on Manufacturing Efficiency with 4Ward Design & Labor

More than 80 percent of manufacturers are concerned about meeting workforce demands over the next five years. As the gap between available skilled labor and the number of open jobs continues to grow, top component manufacturers are exploring proactive ways to streamline their processes, improve employee training and growth, and increase overall productivity.

Do you ask the right questions to get the best productivity?

“Creative problem solving is key, just like when designing trusses, the answer isn’t always so clear. You have to evaluate the situation and come up with a solution to accomplish the goal.”

The first common theme among those CMs who make an effort to engage with students on a regular basis is a clear recognition that connecting with the next generation is important to solving current workforce development issues in this industry. Simply put, “it’s the right thing to do,” says David Mitchell at Engineered Building Design, L.C. in Washington, Iowa.

With some plastic bottles, old toys, and scraps of woods, designers at A-1 in Fort Pierce, Florida found unusual and intentionally difficult ways to display a truss through a process commonly known as a Rube Goldberg machine.

SBCA at Work for You

Need a quick update on the latest and greatest from your trade association? Join Molly Butz for an overview of SBCA's newest and most valuable programs and resources and how you can put them to use in your organization now.  

A different approach to training new hires.

In-Plant Safety

Investing in a standardized, comprehensive safety program minimizes the risks faced by both your employees and your company. SBCA’s customizable template materials, developed specifically for the component industry, can help you implement a consistent, measurable in-plant safety program through education, training and certification.

Prior to 2013, I would keep my head down and diligently work all the way through the month of October. It’s typically a very busy month for us in South Carolina. For the last five years, however, I have left the island that is my manufacturing facility and traveled to BCMC.