Stiles Machinery hosted nearly 200 manufacturing professionals at its Manufacturing Solutions Seminar, held May 1-3 at the distributor’s showroom and finishing lab in High Point, N.C.
“The manufacturing seminar is a holistic approach to a wide range of challenges facing today’s manufacturers. Attendees had the chance to not only experience demonstrations on world-class machinery, but also hear from experts on culture in the workplace, talk with industry leaders, and network with peers to share insights and ideas,” Sylvain Dubuc, regional director at Stiles, said in a statement.
Attendees heard from fellow manufacturing professionals, including Beau Lewis, CEO of Lewis Cabinets, whose presentation about building a culture of care in the workplace, struck a chord with many attendees. Beau discussed how investing in the wellbeing of their workforce, both within and outside of the workplace, has resulted in employees who feel supported and empowered to be innovative and resourceful when it comes to problem solving. This “mindset investment” has opened the doors to new opportunities and greater possibilities for the company.
Other speakers at the Manufacturing Solutions Seminar included Sebastien Desmarais, president of Hollywood Woodwork, and Thomas Allott, manager of Stiles University. While Sebastien discussed benefits of networked production and optimizing factory floor space, Thomas addressed the challenges and opportunities surrounding today’s workforce and the different resources that are available to find, hire and retain skilled workers.
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