Skilled Forging Labor Shortage: Automation Can Bridge the Gap

Turnkey automated forging systems are helping forgers to address the ongoing skilled labor shortage successfully.

Industrial Equipment News
Jan 17th, 2022
Del Williams

As the nation’s economy faces an ongoing labor shortage, automation will play a key role in bridging the labor gap for the forging industry. This is particularly true for Tier-2 metalworking shops, competing with larger OEMs and Tier 1 shops for the small talent pool of skilled workers.

According to the 2021 Business Outlook for Forging from Forging Magazine.com, “34.4% of all respondents indicate a general shortage of skilled labor has been a problem for their operations during 2020” and “31.7% of respondents will continue to worry during the coming year about the shortage of skilled labor.” Continue reading.