Conversations about the Skills Gap and the trouble manufacturers have finding skilled workers have for years now featured the fact that the largest cohort of skilled factory workers are retiring.
The typical manufacturing worker is now in his late fifties or early sixties. The retirement of this group of workers is leaving a lot of factories in the lurch, and the COVID-19 pandemic may be speeding up that trend.
But there’s another group of retirees that has just recently popped up in the news, and this group is surprising a lot of people.
The Land O’ Lakes Butter Maiden, for example.
Rastus, the Cream of Wheat chef.
These are not the only companies cleaning up their acts by getting rid of branding that has or had racist overtones. There may be a lot more as awareness develops among consumers. One thing’s for sure: there will be a lot of new packaging.
Rexroth packaging machines
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Factory repair or reman brings your worn machinery back to you as good as new — or better. We can help facilitate factory repair with 24 hour turnaround.