Manufacturing and the new way of doing business, Article in Grand Forks Herald
WCCO Belting is one of three manufacturing companies in North Dakota interviewed for the article about how manufacturing has changed over the past several years. In regard to WCCO, the article states:
At WCCO, Vice President of Operations Rod Koch said updates to automation processes that helped the company weather the worst of COVID – like workers out with the virus or because of a close contact. But now it’s the materials side of things that’s seeing bigger problems. Koch said the company has hired multiple additional staff to help with sourcing.
“Shipping methods have really been a challenge. All the ports are congested, the pandemic – the ramifications of that – is still out there. There’s a severe lack of workers, whether it’s in ports, trucking, trains, the ships. Global logistics, as you’re probably well aware, are really challenging to say the least.”
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