In the Spotlight: Women in Manufacturing

Women make up roughly half of the U.S. workforce, but comprise only about 30% of manufacturing employees, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce.

This week, the Ohio Manufacturing Workforce Partnership (a collaboration of the OMA and Ohio TechNet), along with The Manufacturing Institute, hosted a webinar focused on recruiting women in manufacturing. It featured panelists Edye Buchanan, certified manufacturing technologist with BriskHeat Corp.; Samantha Case, manufacturing engineer with Kennametal Inc.; and OMA board member Dale Foerster, vice president of Starr Manufacturing Inc. The three discussed their careers and offered advice for women entering the industry. Watch the recorded webinar.

Meanwhile, The Business Journal (Youngstown) recently spotlighted female leaders on the manufacturing floor in Trumbull County. 12/1/2021