St. Charles, IL – Gearmotor manufacturer Ron Bullock’s “efforts to expand and better educate his workforce, even one worker at a time, might come as a surprise given the prevailing public image of U.S. manufacturing as a struggling, outdated industry,” according to a report today by Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism news service.
In his Medill Reports story on how “Manufacturers confront a human-capital crisis” Liam Martin noted that, “In early 2007 Ronald Bullock, chairman and CEO of Bison Gear and Engineering Corp., realized he needed to invest more heavily in a unique aspect of the company’s financial statement – its human balance sheet.”
According to Martin, “as the Bison case highlights, growth in the industry’s new technologies has outpaced its ability to meet the corresponding demand for workers capable of operating them.”
The complete Medill Report highlighting Bison’s initiative can be found at http://news.medill.northwestern.edu/chicago/news.aspx?id=90387.
Bison Gear’s Skilled Workforce Initiative has been endorsed by many educational organizations and community development leaders and CBS Evening News did a feature about Bison called “Hard Times, Good Jobs” discussing the challenges that Bison and other Manufacturing organizations have relating to the shortage of finding qualified labor and the solution being implemented with the College of DuPage.
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