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Checking in on Manufacturing Jobs September 8, 2021

Posted by geoff in News.

Haven’t done one of these in a while, but I was wondering how manufacturing jobs are faring, given COVID and the new administration. The good news is that the rebound is continuing, the bad news is that we’ve got a ways to go:

It’ll be interesting to see how the fate of manufacturers unfolds over the next year or two.


1. pioneer46 - September 8, 2021

You can see this reflected in lead times for construction material, at least in large commercial construction. Heavy gauge metal studs are 6 months out (normally 6 weeks per-COVID. Certain types of insulation are 6 months as well- normally 2 weeks. Certain roofing materials are 30 weeks out from ordering- normally 4-6 weeks. Manufacturers cannot keep up with demand, and are charging accordingly as well. They are not expecting to see improvement in deliveries stemming from the above labor issues until 2023.

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