Counteroffers can come up during the hiring process as employers compete for the best candidates in the field. If you’ve ever received one, then you already know that they can be alluring, as they offer you more money without making a huge change, yet often are a double-edged sword. The truth is, counteroffers have a…

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How to Foster Leadership Skills in Younger Workers

          Building a sustainable business is dependent upon many different things but developing future leaders might be the most important investment that you can make right now. For instance, baby boomers represent a significant percentage of the heavy manufacturing workforce, and millions of them are expected to retire in the foreseeable…

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    For most people, job interviews are tremendously stressful. You want to make a great impression on the hiring manager, so you worry about making mistakes. The best way to increase your odds of having a successful interview in the foundry market is preparation. Here are some of the best practices to prepare for…

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  If you’re looking for a new job in the foundry industry, working alongside a professional recruiter can help you find a position better suited for your skill set, experience level, and professional goals. If you’ve never worked with a recruiter, you might wonder what the process is like and how to maximize your chances…

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Rewards of Working in the Metalcasting Field

Rewards of Working in the Metalcasting Field If you work in metalcasting, you see the rewards of working in the industry all around you in the items you use every day. Having a chance to see your hard work in the real world is very rewarding. You’ll see the names of foundries imprinted on grates…

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Areas of Growth and Positions in Demand in Heavy Manufacturing

While manufacturing in the U.S. has been on a steady decline for several decades, in many markets it is now making a comeback. Some areas have more open positions than others, but as a whole manufacturing is showing signs of growth. Professionals who consider themselves ambitious and hard-working have an opportunity to build a rewarding…

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How Managers Can Motivate and Inspire Their Teams

  As a foundry manager, you’re constantly being pulled in different directions. Amid production demands and putting out seemingly endless fires, you also have to motivate your team to perform at their best. On some level they’re dealing with many of the same stresses as you, so it can be challenging to keep people inspired.…

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4 Big Trends in the Domestic Foundry Market

While metalcasting is a narrow niche within manufacturing, the market is broad and diverse. The foundry industry is a 35 billion dollar a year business in the United States. One reason the industry continues to thrive is that many of the essential components in cars are casted metal. Car parts like engine blocks and cylinders,…

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