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Engineer Feature: Jack Pilie

A member of Switzer’s team for now four years, process engineer Jack Pilie thrives off of the collaboration and problem-solving involved in the chemical etching process. Pulling from a wealth of experience, Jack offers insights onto the highlights of his work in the manufacturing industry. What is the most innovative project you’ve worked on? A…

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The Importance of Choosing the Right Etcher

When it comes to finding a supplier of metal components, there are dozens of options; but choosing the right one can make all the difference in terms of obtaining exactly what you need. While there are many more relevant factors in selecting an etcher, we have picked three that Switzer considers most important: experience, capabilities…

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What Makes Switzer Home for Jill Re

Jill Re first joined Switzer’s team two years ago as the company’s HR Manager. Since then, Jill has gained a wealth of experience, newfound knowledge and even a new title: Director of Finance and Administration. Now, she reflects on what has made Switzer such a great place to work. What originally attracted you to Switzer? Do…

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Will Gen Z Throw the Manufacturing Industry a Life Jakcet?

As the manufacturing industry deals with a lack of labor now, employers worry about the supply for future candidates. According to Deloitte, there will be a manufacturing labor shortage of 2.4 million by 2028. However, there is potential for a saving grace: Gen Z. After seeing Millennials drown in student-debt, many more Gen Zers are…

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A Company without a Boss

According to the Volaris Group, the difference between a boss and a leader is the following: “a boss is someone who manages their employees, while a leader inspires them to innovate, think creatively and strive for perfection.” Across industries, you can find thousands of bosses giving orders and demanding results to keep their business running…

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Engineer Feature: Kim Murray

From joining Switzer’s team four years ago, Kim Murray – Switzer’s senior engineer – has always been an innovative thinker who pulls from creativity and experience to overcome challenges and do the impossible. What is the most innovative project you’ve worked on? Throughout her time here at Switzer, Kim has worked to develop and execute…

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Drones Helping Out During the Pandemic

As the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus sent people inside for safety, something came out to clean up the mess: drones. While humans couldn’t interact with one another, drones took over some roles to help people in the midst of the worldwide pandemic. enforcing social distancing While the pandemic resulted in strict stay-at-home orders…

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Looking Back as Switzer Drives Forward

Benjamin Franklin once said, “Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement and success would have no meaning.” One company which can attest to the truth of Franklin’s statement is Switzer: a contract manufacturing company that has embraced continual change and expansion to become an industry leader since its establishment in 1988. Headquartered…

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How EMI Shielding Techniques Are Powering the Future of EV/Hybrid Vehicles

It’s hard to remember a time where streets were void of electric and hybrid vehicles. In fact, it’s quite common these days to see plug-in stations in parking lots and hear of well-known automotive brands embracing the electric culture.

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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: 5 Trends Leading the Industry

While drones may not be a new technology, it’s only recently that their mass adoption and use has grown. Amidst this growth, the majority of opportunities have come from the commercial and civil side. In fact, according to 2016 research from Goldman Sachs, commercial and civil organizations are expected to spend $13 billion on drones…

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