The Stigmas And Realities Affecting Talent in The Manufacturing Industry

It’s been widely reported that there is a skilled-labor shortage affecting the manufacturing industry in the U.S. Rather than a lack of employment opportunities, the problem is the lack of employees. Over the next decade, nearly 3.5 million manufacturing jobs will become vacant due to the retirement of baby boomers and economic expansion. But, half... Read More >

Why Diversifying Your Customer Base Is No Longer An Option

This article was originally published in Maker’s Row on April 8th, 2017.  You’ve heard the saying “don’t put all your eggs in one basket,” well the same goes for relying on one customer for all of your business. A manufacturer with more than 10 percent of its business tied up with one customer or more... Read More >

Industry Spotlight: Manufacturing in the Midwest

In the Midwest, we make things. From cars to furniture and machinery to homes, the Midwest has always has had an economy powered by manufacturing. While that industry has changed significantly over the years, with the decline of the auto industry and decades of policy changes that have affected international competitiveness, manufacturing still remains a... Read More >

T&D Metal 101: Back to the Basics

We are a third generation, family-owned metal products manufacturer that specializes in conception to completion. We opened our doors in 1951 thanks to Howard Dittrich and Otto Tauck. Over 65 years later, we still believe that people are our number one asset, regardless of the equipment we use. This mindset has kept us loyally rooted... Read More >