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LeMatic has shared some of the economic ups and downs with the manufacturing community of their home base in Jackson, Michigan. The recent “Great Recession” tested the grit of their mid-sized city. But, fast-forward five years and you’ll find Jackson part of a a new era of manufacturing growth as documented in a recent USA Today article: https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/economy/2018/10/16/cities-where-manufacturing-making-comeback/38127539/
“Encouragingly, several U.S. cities are bucking this trend. In certain pockets of the country, manufacturing jobs are surging, often more than tripling the sector’s employment growth nationwide.”
Communities like Jackson are experiencing an increase in manufacturing jobs that far exceeds the national average for the past five years. This can be accredited partly to the diversity of industries – from food service to medicine production, and is also a testament to the expertise of American manufacturers like LeMatic and their employees. LeMatic Inc. shares in this economic upswing, having a notable increase in hiring since 2014 to meet demand for new slicing and packaging equipment, along with an 33% increase in after- market parts orders.
“I’m pleased to see LeMatic leading this trend in manufacturing growth, not just in the Jackson area, but in the bakery equipment manufacturing community as a whole.” says Richard Kirkland, President of LeMatic. “LeMatic weathered the recession and like many of us who survived, came back stronger than ever by hanging on to our valuable employees and being able to hire from an experienced pool of job seekers.”
Innovative additions to their product line like the new G8 Vertical-Lift Slicer and the LX8 Packaging System keep LeMatic in the forefront as a supplier of slicing, packaging and automated solutions to the world-wide baking industry.