O’Fallon Casting Participates in Manufacturing Leader’s Luncheon

 

O’Fallon Casting was one of more than 20 business and community leaders that participated in a lively and frank discussion with St. Charles County Executive Steve Ehlmann at a Manufacturing Leader’s Luncheon hosted yesterday by the Missouri Job Center of St. Charles County. 

Businesses that participated in the manufacturing roundtable included Albers Manufacturing, Component Bar Products, Dave Engineering, General Motors, Masterclock, Nike IHM, Northrop Grumman – Cutting Edge Optronics, O’Fallon Casting, QTE Manufacturing Solutions, Quest Specialty Products, RK Stratman, SAK Construction and Seyer Industries.

Issues ranged from motivating more people to consider advanced manufacturing careers and technical training, the need to install more soft skills and project management abilities in the younger generation, dealing with burdensome planning and zoning requirements, the lack of available industrial buildings in the community and concerns over local taxes stifling new business investment.