Interesting article by David Talbot regarding technology and it’s impact on the job market…
Information technology is reducing the need for certain jobs faster than new ones are being created.
The United States faces a protracted unemployment crisis: 6.3 million fewer Americans have jobs than was true at the end of 2007. And yet the country’s economic output is higher today than it was before the financial crisis. Where did the jobs go? Several factors, including outsourcing, help explain the state of the labor market, but fast-advancing, IT-driven automation might be playing the biggest role.
Since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, people have feared that new technologies would permanently erode employment. Over and over again, these dislocations of labor have been temporary: technologies that made some jobs obsolete eventually led to new kinds of work, raising productivity and prosperity with no overall negative effect on employment.
There’s nothing to suggest that this dynamic no longer operates, but new research is showing ——>Click to read more…
FMW Fasteners continues to add to their FastenMaster® product line with the addition of OlyLog® and LogHog® log home fasteners. “We’re committed to providing products that help solve specific challenges for our customers,” said Taha Raja, General Manager of FMW Fasteners. “The OlyLog® and LogHog® log home fasteners help contractors construct faster, easier and stronger.”
“By removing the requirement for pre-drilling, these products eliminate the need for on site pre-drilling and they eliminate the need for manufacturing drill stations. This can dramatically reduce installation time and cost,” said Steve Baker, Sales Manager at FMW Fasteners. “As with other FastenMaster® products for use in wood, these heavy duty log home fasteners are corrosion resistant guaranteed and ACQ approved.”
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What an amazing year 2011 was. When we look back at the changes implemented here at FMW Fasteners and the evolution that has occurred it’s amazing how much ground was covered in 12 months!
2012 looks to be even busier with much, much more in store for us and for our customers.
Here we go!!