Friday, October 21, 2011

The Headline... Firearms industry takes aim at continued growth

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A Michigan firearms component manufacturer is considering opening a satellite foundry in South Dakota, but first needs assurance about the workforce, the firm’s owner told college and economic development officials Thursday at a forum aimed at expanding the firearms industry in the state.

“I’m being asked to set up a manufacturing operation here,” said Richard Singer, president of ACRA CAST precision metal castings company in Bay City, Mich. “I’m going to need people.”

He said the workforce in Michigan is not meeting his needs.

“It’s pathetic,” Singer said. “People can’t read. They can’t add and subtract. They’re lost.”
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