[Video] CNN Showcases the True Face of Modern Manufacturing
Posted by Bert Maes on April 20, 2010
CNN’s Tony Harris reports on the new high-tech jobs taking the place of old-style manufacturing. He has seen the company ADEX Machining Technologies in South Carolina USA from the inside, making metal parts for the aerospace and energy industries, via CNC programming and CNC machining.
The employees here, the video shows, spend as much time in the office as on the shop floor. They don’t just push the buttons of the machines, they also program the machines using CAM computer systems. Each worker is a highly competent programmer, machinist ànd quality control engineer. What typically was three different jobs, is now wrapped into one… That is what is called “lean manufacturing“.
And exactly THAT is extremely satisfying and empowering for the workers: “We take what is on paper and we can bring it to life“.
Using their computers to tell the machine where to drill holes in the piece of metal, going to the factory floor and actually making it happen, while still stimulating their brains… that is what the workers love about their modern high-tech manufacturing job.
This “New Face of Blue Collar Workers” is commonplace for the people who know today’s manufacturing companies.
But I’m 100% sure that the CNN video is highly revealing to the general public and goes a long way in dispelling the old stereotype of manufacturing.
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