Skilled Labor Pool Shrinks Manufacturing Sector Seeking Ways to Replace Aging Work Force
Byline: Shayna Chabner Medill News Service
His hands - rough, cracked and soiled black with tool and wax residue - are a sign of the trade.
More than 23 years in manufacturing will do that, Ron Vollman says. His hands are a constant, much like his 50-hour work weeks.
Vollman, 43, is a foreman of texturing and etching at Elmhurst- based Comet Die and Engraving Co., where he has spent the last two decades. He's the leader of a three-man crew responsible for bringing texture into our lives.
With the help of black wax, paint brushes and acid, Vollman's team creates texture on everything from leather-like yearbook covers to ridges in plastic juice and …
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Publication information: Article title: Skilled Labor Pool Shrinks Manufacturing Sector Seeking Ways to Replace Aging Work Force. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL). Publication date: December 15, 2005. Page number: 1. © 2009 Paddock Publications. COPYRIGHT 2005 Gale Group.
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