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US Manufacturing Changes Factories as Robotics and Automation Become Common


Mankato, MN -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/04/2015 -- Manufacturers' Pain Points newsletter reported that Donna Lowry profiled the nature of manufacturing jobs today for Atlanta-based WXIA, Channel 11. Factories now have a new look.

"Robotics, automation, pieces of engineering, software integration," said Matt Mead, Human Resources Director for Siemens' Drive Technologies plant in Alpharetta, Georgia. In many cases, the perceptions of factories are different. "When you talk to people about this, they say, I don't want to work in a factory," said Vice President, Joe Biden, during an interview about U.S. jobs. The past stigma of manufacturing jobs as dirty and undesirable still lingers, but good jobs in manufacturing are in need of workers. "The truth is, right now, if you're willing to learn how to weld, and work, you can go to North Dakota and you can be making six figures within a year," said Mike Rowe, Television Host for the Discovery Channel Series, "Dirty Jobs."

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