Changing Workforce / Control Systems

Indiana manufacturers poised to increase spending on automation, survey finds

By the Indianapolis Business Journal

Oct 05, 2017

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Indiana manufacturers appear to be ready to spend more on automation, technology and facility growth, according to a new survey.

More than half of the respondents to the annual Indiana Manufacturing Survey ranked investment in facilities, machinery and information technologies as the top priority for manufacturers to move into the future.

The survey, released Wednesday, was authored by faculty from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business.

In other survey findings:
— 87 percent of respondents said they’ve experienced problems recruiting young people into manufacturing;
— 68 percent said illegal drug use was a major or limited problem in hiring and employment.

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