What Employees Say
Manufacturing means something to everyone. The Iowa Department of Education conducted a series of focus groups and surveys asking Iowans what it means to work in manufacturing. Here are some of the responses:
"Flexible schedules, vacation time, and overtime pay bonuses are great."
"Sense of community with co-workers."
"This is a career, not just a job."
"This is challenging and rewarding work, with no two days the same."
"Manufacturing careers are evolving every day."
"Pride in making a quality product."
"We are building the future and creating the world you live in."
"I love welding since I am making art."
"Great job security and a steady pay check."
"Great transferable skills to other industries without the expensive costs of college."
"Producing clean, useable biofuels that would have otherwise been dumped in a landfill and wasted."