Weekly Wrap Up For October 29th, 2021

On this episode of Manufacturing Partnerships… Making Waves, host John Kennedy welcomes Dyci Manns Sfregola, CSCP, Founder and Managing Director of New Gen Architects.

foxtronFoxtron Reveals Three New EV Prototypes in Bid to Diversify Portfolio

With electric vehicles rising in popularity, many tech companies such as Apple have been rumored to be working on their own EV projects in order to break out into the automotive market. Now, it seems they’ll need to contend with competition from one of their closest partners. (Read More)

Amazon Opens New Advanced Robotic Manufacturing Facility

Amazon has relied heavily on robots in all of its operations and is now getting ready to expand its operations even further with a new robotics facility.  (Read More)


Micro influencersManufacturers Discover Micro Influencers Drive Brand Awareness and Sales

Creating solutions that set the standard in the influencer marketing industry is still a new concept. No longer are celebrity infomercials cost-effective or viable as a way to market industrial products and services. That approach is simply too expensive and consumes all the margins of products. (Read More)

Lisa Ryan is an award-winning speaker, podcast host, and the author of more than 10 books, including one that every manufacturer on the planet should read, Manufacturing Engagement: 98 Proven Strategies to Attract and Retain Talent in Your Industry. As the Founder and Chief Appreciation Strategist of Grategy, Lisa’s programs focus on positive workplace culture, intergenerational communication, employee acquisition, engagement, retention, and gratitude strategies (or ‘grategies’) for personal and professional development. In today’s episode, you’ll learn more about Lisa’s career path, her personal manufacturing experience, and her strategies for attracting and retaining talent using the acronym, THANKS. We also touch on the importance of building relationships between tenured workers and new recruits, using automation as a recruiting tool, and why prioritizing basic human connection is more important than throwing money at the problem. Tune in today to learn more!

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