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Company Effectiveness Starts With Understanding the Why

By |2021-09-22T16:11:11-04:00September 22nd, 2021|AVI Blog|

A buzz phrase right now is ‘organizational effectiveness’ and for a good reason. If your organization isn’t effective, profit margins and morale won’t just fail to soar; they’ll crash and burn. And problem-solving experts like Gallup believe the first step in achieving optimal organizational effectiveness is to ask how well every employee understands and embraces

Employee Engagement Matters.

By |2021-08-17T05:21:07-04:00August 25th, 2021|AVI Blog|

Regardless of what field you work in, whether or not employees feel engaged at work absolutely matters. Experts report “... only one in three employees are engaging at work,” and “... engagement affects productivity, happiness, and job satisfaction.” Employee Engagement Leads to Increased Satisfaction & Productivity The experts repeat what you already know: if employees

A Response to the Skills Gap Crisis Exists: Shop Class

By |2021-08-17T04:59:03-04:00August 17th, 2021|AVI Blog|

An article entitled ‘Dirty Jobs’ Star Mike Rowe: Want to Make Six Figures? Become a Plumber made headlines in 2019. Mike discussed the skilled trades gap and the salaries waiting for people unafraid to work with their hands. The article says, “To get people into these [skilled trades] jobs and to fix the escalating burden

Your World Can’t Exist Without Skilled Trades

By |2021-07-20T04:35:25-04:00July 20th, 2021|AVI Blog|

The benefits of pursuing the skilled trades aren’t subjective. As the Metropolitan Builders Association points out, skilled trades are worthy of your pursuit because of the following undeniable facts: Trade School is Less Expensive & Shorter “A technical college is cheaper and shorter than a traditional 4-year degree. The average bachelor’s degree will likely cost

Skilled Trades: Baby Boomers Exit, But Opportunity Remains

By |2021-07-14T21:10:56-04:00July 14th, 2021|AVI Blog|

The baby boomers, those born between 1946 and 1964, continue to exit the skilled trades left and right. Between planned retirements and COVID-induced early exits, the skilled trades feel the tangible loss of individuals with decades of experience and wisdom, and the loss continues to grow.  Baby Boomers Widen the Skilled Trades Gap  An article

Focus on Quality to Earn Repeat Customers & Succeed

By |2021-07-08T20:48:04-04:00July 8th, 2021|AVI Blog|

It’s not a secret that customer satisfaction hinges on a company’s ability to meet expectations and that companies who exceed expectations attract repeat customers.Top-notch manufacturers know that exceeding expectations creates staying power for both the company and the customer.  Quality Directly Correlates to Customer Satisfaction  Customer satisfaction is defined as “a measurement that determines how

Employee Engagement Benefits Employees & Employers

By |2021-06-23T20:21:16-04:00June 20th, 2021|AVI Blog|

“AVI is proud to be a supplier of components to all branches of the military” is an impressive statement about Auto-Valve, Inc. (AVI).  There are seven branches of the military: Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Space Force, Coast Guard. And as defense.gov points out, “the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard are

Manufacturing Exercises Its Staying-Power More Than Ever

By |2021-06-23T14:52:02-04:00June 2nd, 2021|AVI Blog|

2021 started with one fact abundantly clear: Manufacturing is essential.  When the world felt the COVID-fied punch of 2020, manufacturers stood tall. Manufacturers figured out a way to adapt, survive and eventually, thrive. How did manufacturers hold their heads up and pull their shoulders back as COVID-fueled fear, policies, and regulations ripped through their companies

A Message for Schools & Youth: Consider Manufacturing

By |2021-06-23T14:52:08-04:00May 20th, 2021|AVI Blog|

One of the hottest manufacturing headlines is hands-down the conversation about the lack of push and support of manufacturing and skilled trades in elementary and high schools. As the cost of college skyrockets and the world feels indebted to manufacturers for their unending efforts during the 2020 global pandemic, more and more people are elevating