5711 R.S. Boreham Jr. St.
Fort Smith, AR 72901
US manufacturers face common employment challenges, including aging workforces, changing skill needs, limited interest in working in manufacturing, and a lack of real-world learning experiences for students.
Years ago we identified advanced tools and processes for the future of our industrial manufacturing. We also realized these resources require different skills and abilities than we have today.
However, to fi nd the right people to be in place fi ve and ten years from now, we looked to our communities. We established a strategic initiative within our business to create a pipeline of technically skilled young talent in the communities in which we operate.
We believe we must work together to improve the perception of manufacturing. Many think of manufacturing as dark, dirty and unsafe. So, we bring students, parents and educators behind our walls where they see bright lights, clean floors and safe conditions. They see automation mixed with manual processes and robots working with humans.
Across the country, we are partnering with local education systems to rethink the way we approach career & technical education and recruitment of young talent. We work side-by-side with K-12 systems and 2 and 4-year universities and colleges.
The future of manufacturing is here. So is the talent. We need to continue to work together to help students, families and educators understand that manufacturing can be a rewarding career choice. #WeAreMfg
CREATING A TALENT PIPELINE FOR MANUFACTURING
ABB is the leading US marketer, designer, manufacturer and service provider of ABB and Baldor- Reliance® industrial electric motors and Dodge® mechanical power transmission products. With a long rich history dating back to 1878, the US ABB motorts and mechanical business is supported with manufacturing, R&D and support offi ces in more than 12 locations in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Mississippi, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.