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Skills Gap Proves Problematic for Auto Supplier Growth

By James D. Sawyer Editor in Chief, SME Media

The Brose Group is growing in the US. In fact, the operations of Brose North America, the US arm of the global auto supplier, are growing at a rapid pace. Brose North America President Michael Brosseau sat down with Manufacturing Engineering Editor Emeritus at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit to talk about the company’s growth and the urgent need it has for workers to help keep the expansion on track.

 

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