APT Manufacturing Solutions featured in The New York Times

June 27, 2018

On June 26, 2018, APT Manufacturing Solutions was featured on the front page of the business section of The New York Times . The article highlighted APT’s vision of future generational training for manufacturing and robotics, with a heavy focus on high school and apprenticeship programs. 

“This is a big win for Northwest Ohio”, said Anthony Nighswander, President of APT Manufacturing Solutions. “Our community, in collaboration with thousands of other small communities across the nation, has the power to overcome the skills gap and get young people excited about the wonderful careers that exist inside of manufacturing. I’m very honored that we can represent that cause in this feature article from The New York Times.” 

The current major concern facing most manufacturers is labor shortage, often referred to as the skills gap. APT Manufacturing Solutions is a major player in closing this gap through cutting edge automated robotic machinery and leading innovation in training programs and apprenticeships.

Nighswander adds “This [labor shortage] obstacle is one that we can overcome, but it’s going to take collaboration with schools, parents, businesses, and government. It’s a battle worth fighting, and at APT we are working hard to lead the way.”

APT Manufacturing Solutions, founded in 1996, specializes in solving problems for manufacturers. It is among the largest machine shops in the area, as well as welding and fabrication. APT serves leading manufacturers with custom designed and built gauges, along with custom machines, packaging equipment, and full assembly lines. APT is an authorized FANUC robot integrator, the leading robot manufacturer in the world, and serves a wide range of customers in the automotive, food, pharmaceutical, firearms, and aerospace, and furniture industries.