James Edgar Carter

It is with deep sorrow, that we share the gentle passing of a beloved father, cherished grandfather, devoted husband, treasured friend, and one of MRT’s esteemed original Co-Founders, James Edgar Carter.James Carter’s legacy is one of enduring impact, reflected in his numerous achievements and selfless service to others. His absence will be deeply felt by…

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Combating Workforce Shortages in Manufacturing: A Comprehensive Look

The American workforce has undergone significant upheavals in recent years, especially regarding the workforce shortages in manufacturing. Termed as ‘The Great Resignation,’ a vast number of workers across various industries opted to leave their jobs in pursuit of improved work-life balance, better compensation, or more favorable company cultures. However, this phenomenon has evolved into what…

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Manufacturing Human Capital in 2024 – From the Desk of Jerry Jones and Craig McMillan

It is a new year with plans full of hope, strategies, and ambitions. Like us, many of our clients are glad 2023 is behind them and are looking forward to a more stable and “predictable” 2024. Before going on, let’s go back to 2023, however painful; so that we can have perspective for 2024.    You…

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Smell the Resin Burn: How to Deliver Value and Succeed in the World of Manufacturing with Jerry Jones

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In a recent podcast episode in the series “Talent Hunters” produced by MRINetwork, industry veteran Jerry Jones shares his remarkable journey in the manufacturing sector, offering valuable insights into the challenges, successes, and transformative moments that shaped his career. The conversation delves into the pivotal decisions that led Jones to transition from turnaround management to…

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Navigating Workforce Challenges in U.S. Manufacturing

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For many years now, we have been following the explosion of jobs coming back to the United States, and with this, the challenges it has brought to U.S. manufacturing. Many reasons have called for this surge in open jobs, but to review the main sources of this increase, we can thank the following trends: To…

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Do Not Let “Job Ghosting” Haunt Your Hiring Process: Tricks and Treats

Job ghosting

Happy Halloween! We’re delving into a spooky phenomenon that haunts both job seekers and recruiters alike: “job ghosting.” This ghoulish trend involves candidates mysteriously disappearing, recruiters vanishing into thin air, and clients haunting their recruiters. But fear not, for we have the spellbinding knowledge to ward off these apparitions. In this bone-chilling blog, we’ll explore…

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Common Questions Candidates Ask Plastics Recruiters

The job search process can be a daunting experience for candidates in the plastics industry, leading them to ask their plastics recruiters questions about the role, the hiring process, the company, and what employers are looking for in potential hires. Plastics industry recruiters play a pivotal role in helping candidates find the right fit through…

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