Maintenance Crisis Resource Center

March 4, 2005 has launched the Maintenance Crisis Resource Center. Visit this web-based community for information, to network and to find support to help mitigate the increasing shortage of qualified professionals.

Welcome to the Maintenance Crisis Resource Center

America’s industrial infrastructure and manufacturing capabilities are threatened by an increasing shortage of skilled maintenance personnel. This is because the existing workforce is aging and retiring or leaving the profession, and not enough qualified young people are aware of or interested in this demanding but poorly respected field.

This set of resources is designed to help industrial plant maintenance and asset management practitioners mitigate damage to their companies due to a lack of trained, experienced, motivated maintenance professionals. It will be updated frequently, so please visit often.

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Crisis Dimensions | Ring tones | MP3s | Articles | Training Resources

Consulting Resources | Crisis-Aware Vendor Programs | The Next Generation

Get Connected | Add a Resource

 "The society that scorns excellence in plumbing, because plumbing is a humble activity, and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy, because philosophy is an exalted activity, will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy - neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water.”
--John Gardner, former Secretary of HEW

Download the “Potential Career Path" power point presentation referenced in the  Fix it Forward article.

Help us build the Fix it Forward Maintenance Hall of Fame.

Crisis Dimensions:

Get Motivated:



Know of any other plant-related tunes?  Send them to us.

Solve a Problem:


Training resources

Consulting resources

 Crisis-aware vendor programs

The next generation

Get Connected to Associations:
       Tired of being a lone wolf? Join a pack. Joel Leonard describes why.

Add a Resource: Send news of other resources, links, or your comments to the Maintenance Crisis Resource Center.