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12 Jul: 500,000 Custom Manufacturing Jobs are Beckoning

While the recession in the United States is no longer a looming reality, its repercussions are still felt across multiple industries and sectors. But on closer inspection a fascinating conundrum comes to light. On one hand people are applying to over 200 jobs a year in an attempt to secure work, and on the other there are 500,000 vacant manufacturing positions waiting for the right candidates to fill them. This is known as the Skill Gap, where qualified workers are…

22 Apr: Earth Day 2016

Every year on April 22nd, events are held all around the world to demonstrate support for environmental protection.  This day is officially known as Earth Day and is celebrated in over 190 countries.  The goal of Earth Day is to bring attention to harmful pollution that is hurting the environment, as well as promote steps that individuals and companies can take to cut back on the pollution they may be causing.   With the first Earth Day occurring in 1970, we…

09 Mar: Positive Signs for Manufacturing Job Growth

The manufacturing sector has been riding a rollercoaster when it comes to jobs over the last few years. During the global recession, there was a massive loss of jobs, but since recovery began, manufacturing has been seeing growth in stops and starts. In 2015, a net gain of 33,000 jobs was seen in manufacturing.  The number rose and declined throughout the year, with much of the gain occurring in the last few months.  This was accepted by most as a…

01 Jun: Safety at Work Takes Center Stage

Safety at work is often viewed as a compliance practice – something businesses are forced to contend with to avoid legal hassles. But its genuine importance lies elsewhere. It is universally accepted that employees who return home to their families safe and sound end up being more productive, loyal and accountable. Yet the institutionalization of work place safety is mired in bureaucracy. According to the International Labor Organization (ILO), across the globe 270 million men and women lose their lives…

02 Feb: Gingival Recession Bows to the Chao Pinhole Technique

The gingival recession is not a chronic disease. However it is capable of marring the beauty and perfection of a smile resulting in exposed roots of teeth. It is a common problem in individuals over the age of 40 and it has been estimated that almost half the adults in the United States suffer from this discomfiting condition. Gum recession (as gingival recession is commonly referred to as) can be corrected by dentists but the procedure is lengthy, invasive and…

27 Nov: Keeping Employees Safe and Healthy, Throughout the Year

Employee health and safety is critical in manufacturing, and is not something to be taken lightly. Employers must adhere to strict guidelines covering many areas and types of safety. In fact, OSHA just recently added a new chapter to their technical manual, addressing noise. This aims to give both guidance and information on noise hazards and issues in the workplace, helping to keep employees safe and employers in compliance. At Swiss Precision Machining, we take safety very seriously. We have…

13 Sep: The Return of American Manufacturing

Today’s conversations about American manufacturing are revolving around its welcome comeback. Following years of outsourcing and subsequent loss of business to overseas competitors, we are now seeing a return of manufacturing to our shores. The reasons for this are not arbitrary, and it’s not accidental. According to experts, and articles such as this one, the main reasons for its return are threefold: 1)      Demand for American-made products is rising throughout the world 2)      Cheap overseas labor is no longer so…

08 Jul: Fresh Ideas and Collaboration Top ‘Customer Wants’ List

We’ve always believed that offering our customers the type of service and solutions that go the extra mile is a “win-win” scenario for everyone involved. A recent article on Inc.com, 10 Things Every Customer Wants, confirms our beliefs. Author Geoffrey James cites new research explaining why customers buy from one vendor rather than another. Topping the list is a seller’s ability to offer a fresh perspective and new ideas, something we never hesitate to do for our customers.  We have…