Hannah Schmidt and Nicole Wolter of HM Manufacturing are hosting our #USAMfgHour Twitter chat on Thursday, September 30, 2021 from 11 AM to 12 NN, Pacific.
HM Manufacturing, in Illinois, U.S.A., is a leading U.S. manufacturer of turnkey power transmission components since 1979. They are focused on delivering quality custom precision timing belt pulleys, gears, splines, sheaves and shafts.”
Topic: The Next Generation of Manufacturers at Work
Twitter Chat Questions:
Q1: Do you and/or does your company believe it is important to be a part of manufacturing associations, groups, or committees?
It is important to be involved in manufacturing associations, groups, and committees. These organizations provide opportunities for networking, learning about new technologies, and gaining insight into how other manufacturers do business. They also help you stay up-to-date on industry trends and best practices.
Q2: How can we influence and encourage the next generation of manufacturers?
The future of manufacturing depends on the next generation of manufacturers. We need to create new ways for young people to learn about manufacturing careers, and how they can be successful in them. This includes giving students hands-on experience with real manufacturing jobs, and helping them understand what it takes to succeed in these careers.
Q3: Do you believe there are benefits to being ISO/AS Certified?
It has merits. ISO/AS certification is beneficial for any company that sells products or services internationally. The certification helps you to establish credibility and trust among customers.
Q4: How have you been navigating the supply chain crisis & material shortage issues?
A lot of members of our manufacturing community have been working closely with their suppliers to ensure they have enough materials to meet customers’ needs. They have also been working with customers to understand their needs and how they respond to them.
Q5: How do you feel about automation in the shop? Robots? How far would you go (fully/semi-automated)?
I think that robots are great for repetitive tasks such as assembly lines, where they can be used to increase productivity and reduce costs. However, I don’t like them when they replace human workers. I believe that humans should always be involved in the process of making things, especially when it comes to creativity.
If you are a U.S. manufacturer or if you champion U.S. manufacturing, chime in at our weekly Twitter chat by simply using the hashtag #USAMfgHour to get seen and be seen.
The chat officially starts at 11 a.m. Pacific Time.
You are welcome to share positive blog posts, helpful articles, news, important information, accomplishments, events, and more with other manufacturers and manufacturing champions throughout the country during the chat.
Also, would you like your company to get featured for one hour and get seen? Be a guest host.
Contact the U.S. manufacturers’ Twitter Chat Leaders:
- @DanBiggerUSAMfg (Dan Bigger) ~ Plastics Manufacturing Company,
- @DCSCinc (Kirsten Austin) ~ Supply Chain Management Software,
- @Radwell_Intl (Julie Basello) ~ Manufacturing and Factory Automation
- @SocialSMktg (Ruby Rusine) ~ Social Media Marketing Campaign & Services