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Manufacturing advocates warn of looming labor crisis at Twin Cities event


February 26, 2019

Leila Navidi – Star Tribune

Carolyn Lee, from left, executive director of the Manufacturing Institute, tours the Protolabs manufacturing facility with Protolabs president and CEO Vicki Holt, and Jay Timmons, president and CEO of the National Association of Manufacturers.

The number of unfilled U.S. manufacturing jobs will swell to 2.4 million in a decade unless aggressive recruiting and training begin now.

That was the message Monday from industry leaders who stopped at Protolabs' factories in Plymouth and Brooklyn Park and Graco in Minneapolis as part of a 25-city State of Manufacturing Tour spearheaded by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM).


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