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McLoone achieves ISO 9001:2015 certification

Posted by Brian LaFleur
on Oct 16, 2017

McLoone is proud to announce being  certified by BSI. The decision to become ISO 9001:2015 certified is a proactive one that not only anticipates the demands of its customers, but also demonstrates the commitment to providing quality products and services. With goals focused on the emphasis of service, quality assurance and innovative products, we look forward to bringing the business to new heights.

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Where the jobs are

Posted by Audrey Manning
on Oct 9, 2017
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Largest manufacturing sectors for 2017...

The manufacturing sectors have shown some growth over the past few years.  Since 2011, the sector has created jobs every

 year. A new report from consulting firm Headlight Data showed that the industry has created nearly 500,000 new jobs in the last 6 years. This number should, however, be put in perspective, since the sector has lost 5 million jobs since 2000.

Within the sector, one of the brightest spots has been the automotive sector. The automotive sector has seen a lot of improvement since the recession in 2008.

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McLoone Metal Graphics Hires New President

Posted by Brian LaFleur
on Oct 3, 2017

LA CROSSE, WI – September 26, 2017

McLoone Metal Graphics is pleased to announce that Deidre Kruser has joined the organization as President. Kruser is a seasoned executive with more than 25 years of leadership experience in design, marketing, sales and development of strategy within the industry. In this role, she will work to support the company’s continued growth and development.  Most recently, Deidre was the Global Director of Marketing and Design for NBHX Trim Group.

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Why we should not fear automation

Posted by Audrey Manning
on Sep 26, 2017

automation.jpgChange can be scary, but we should not fear automation. With automated processes advancing, we will need more talented workers - even with more robots on the factory floor.


You've probably heard a lot about how automation is a job killer. But the robots aren't actually to blame.

Many people believe that robots will wipe out middle class factory jobs, but this is not necessarily the case.

  • Automation did replace approximately 670,000 jobs in the United States between 1990 and 2007.
  • Imports from China have cost us exponentially more work: 2.6 million jobs between 2001 and 2007 alone.
  • The Great Recession of 2008 crippled U.S. economic activity for years. Manufacturing is one of the very few industries that has yet to make a full jobs recovery, adding back a little more than 1 million of the 2.3 million jobs lost during the recession.
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10 reasons why there is a shortage of tradesmen

Posted by Audrey Manning
on Sep 19, 2017

Tradespeople are needed in the trade industry

The United States has 30 million jobs that pay an average of $55,000 per year and don’t require a bachelor’s degree, according to the Georgetown center. So why is there a shortage of tradespeople? 

 

10 reasons why there is a shortage of tradespeople in the US:

    1. Trade skills have fallen short with the current and incoming generation of the workforce

    2. High schools and colleges have been pushing bachelor degrees for the last couple of decades

    3. All the hype for a bachelor's degree has given vocational schools a bad reputation

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Promote Workplace Safety

Posted by Audrey Manning
on Aug 22, 2017

How to promote workplace safety:

Most workplaces, especially commercial and industrial ones, contain risks of some degree. There are the direct costs associated with the workplace accident. Such as the employee's compensation for the injury, their insurance, etc. There are also indirect costs (explained below) that most employers do not think about.  The combination of indirect and direct costs can be detrimental to a company. This is why promoting workplace safety is so important. Promote workplace safety by ensuring employees know what the hazards are.

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Stand Out From Your Competitors

Posted by Audrey Manning
on Aug 22, 2017

Stand Out From Your Competitors

Every company has to interact with prospects, customers, and business partners daily. Making these interactions worthwhile can be challenging. People are bombarded by advertisements, sales people, products and services, every day. This can make it difficult for your business to stand out from your competitors.

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Manufacturing Industry Trends

Posted by Audrey Manning
on Aug 22, 2017

Manufacturing Industry Trends

Manufacturing Background

The United States is known for its manufacturing industry. Our lives have been built around this robust market. Everyday, we encounter hundreds of items that are a result of manufacturing. According to Fora Financial, the manufacturing industry accounts for 12% of our economy.

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Small Manufacturing On The Rise

Posted by McLoone
on Aug 22, 2017

Small Manufacturing On The Rise

"Small manufacturing is cropping up in cities around the U.S., catering to you a younger generation of consumers who are more concerned with quality, ethics and local production than they are with cost," said BBC news.

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Mcloone Boosts Competitiveness In Label Market

Posted by McLoone
on Apr 25, 2017

Mcloone boosts competitiveness in short and mid-run self-adhesive label markets with SPGPrints’ DSI® digital UV-inkjet printer

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