Mar
18
Creating Flexibility: Part-Time Roles

Creating Hiring Flexibility


The labor crisis continues to impact employers around the world and across all industries. A recent Harvard Business Review article highlighted interesting statistics around employee roles that are "deskless" and cannot be done remotely. With job openings at an all time high, many workers are seizing the opportunity to leave roles where they are dissatisfied in search of improved factors from better pay to flexibility and appreciation for their work.


Flexibility Through Part-Time


In January, Tusco Display & Manufacturing was featured in a segment of the national news program Fox & Friends. We had the opportunity to introduce the country to our unique hiring practices...


Feb
21
Happy National Engineers Week!

Happy National Engineers Week! At Tusco Display & Manufacturing, our on staff engineers truly set us apart from others in the display and metal fabrication industries. COO Jason Baker knows the importance of having degreed, professional engineers on staff to serve our clients - Jason earned his engineering degree from Kent State University in 2004. Click the video to hear from him about how our engineers allow us to serve our clients.


Our team isn't just serving our clients, they're also creating opportunities for future engineers. Tusco Display's proximity to Kent State Universatiy Tuscarawas allows us the chance to welcome student engineers into our facility. These students are able to earn...


Jan
27
Clients Win with In-House Powder Coating






In-House Powder Coating creates time and cost savings for a metal fabrication project. It also protects the fabricated piece prior to it ever being shipped. ...



From start to finish, a custom metal fabrication project needs to meet your quality standards while staying on budget and on time. Partnering with a fabricator that features in-house powder coating is one way to tick off these two boxes. From laser cutting to warehousing and distribution, a manufacturer that offers in-house powder-coating creates cost savings throughout the fabrication process.


In-house powder coating immediately saves time, which reduces costs associated with shipping a fabricated piece to a coater. Your project goes...


Jan
20
Fox & Friends Highlights Tusco Display

When the Times-Reporter reached out to feature Tusco Display in their workforce and labor report this week, we were thrilled. Imagine our excitement when we were contacted by Fox & Friends to appear live on the show Tuesday, January 18.


CEO Mike Lauber and team members Margie Affolter and Brittany Braun spoke with Ainsley Earhardt on Fox & Friends earlier this week. We are proud of the work we do to connect our community with quality manufacturing jobs - whether part-time or full-time. We're thrilled to have shared a bit about our team on the program and how our flexible scheduling creates opportunities for anyone looking to join the workforce - even those who have never considered a career i...


Jan
18
Tusco in the News!

Tusco Display recently landed the front page of our local newspaper for our creative hiring practices. By partnering with local schools and offering flexible part-time opportunities, Tusco has been able to fill out our staff ranks and continue to produce on-time, on-spec, and on-budget for our clients.


View the article, and photos, on The Times-Reporter's website.


GNADENHUTTEN — Margaret Affolter had never worked in manufacturing before she took a job at Tusco Display in 2021.


The Uhrichsville resident worked in retail, she babysat and she cleaned cabins. She needed a schedule that would work for her and her school-age daughter, so she applied at Tusco.


Affolter now works Monday through Fr...


Jan
07
2022 Retail Predictions

2022 Retail Trend Predictions


Predictions abound as 2022 kicks off and retail trends are not immune to speculation. The Covid pandemic continues to loom over retail but very differently from its impact in both 2020 and 2021. 2020 saw closures and bankruptcies, while many retailers were buoyed in 2021 - with bankruptcies down and plans for expansion.


One of the biggest takeaways from the last two years is the need to bolster supply chains, across industries. Retail Dive: Retail News and Trends notes supply chain resilience as one of the top 10 trends to watch in 2022. We've learned, grown, changed, and seen many shifts over the past two years, and the trends to watch this year certainly reflect...


Nov
24
In-Store Marketing for the Holiday Season

In-Store Marketing: Holiday Season 2021






Each year, retailers transform their stores to entice consumers as they shop for holiday gifts. Take a look at two of the main trends during this time of yea...



In-Store Marketing for the Holiday Season


In-store marketing during the holiday season can vary based on store type and brand. If able, stores may opt to transform into a holiday wonderland, with Christmas taking over every square inch of the retail location. Displays and their utilization play a huge role in this seasonal shift. We mainly see two types of displays utilized this time of year – corrugated cardboard style temporary displays or permanent fixtures that are updated with signage ...


Nov
18
Pandemic Buying Habits Here to Stay

Pandemic Buying Habits Here to Stay


Pandemic buying began to impact retailers and consumers heavily in March 2020. Supply chains took a hit as shipping woes began and consumers stocked up on essentials like toilet paper and peanut butter. Overall spending also declined or shifted throughout the pandemic, with a recent AlixPartners survey showing 36% of those surveyed intend to keep spending less than they did pre-pandemic.


Growth of the Intentional Consumer


Consumer confidence continues to climb with vaccine rollouts making them optimistic about the future, but consumers continue to shift and adjust their spending categories to meet pandemic needs. One shift seen over the past two years has bee...


Nov
11
Dual Sourcing Strategies in 2021

Dual Sourcing Strategies in 2021


Dual sourcing has become a favored approach for companies looking to navigate today’s supply chain challenges. Also called double sourcing, dual sourcing involves using two suppliers for a product, as opposed to relying on a single resource – or sole sourcing – for manufacturing.


With events like the U.S. China trade war and the COVID-19 pandemic disrupting the supply chain, supplier security has become a high priority. Customer standards have risen with the increase in product availability over the past several years, so it is more important than ever that companies contract out to reliable sources to reduce costs and speed up the product-to-...


Nov
04
Reshoring Manufacturing & Holiday Shopping

What Should We Know About Reshoring?


Reshoring is the effort of bringing offshore manufacturing back to the U.S. to save on growing shipping costs and ongoing delays at key ocean ports. You may have seen the pictures of coastal cities with large ports with cargo ships stalled on the horizon, unable to gain clearance to dock and unload.


This stall has led to increasingly difficult situations for retailers. Many industries are affected, and some of the slowest shipments are for personal protective equipment (PPE), medical device manufacturing, electronics, and defense.


Not surprisingly, sixty percent of reshoring cases after March 2020 mention the pandemic as a factor in the decisions. Shortening...