Gone are the days of workers bent over dimly lit assembly lines repeating the same motion over and over again at break neck pace while shouting over the deafening clang of machinery. Manufacturing in Maine is lean, clean and high tech. With iPads and 3D printers, manufacturing has boldly gone into the future and workplaces can look remarkably like something out of Star Trek.
“Ergonomics is human engineering, designing things and spaces so people can utilize them more comfortably, efficiently and safely.”
This transformation is about more than new tools and machines, manufacturers now see their employees as their most valuable assets. They wisely invest in the health, safety, education and happiness of the people who make their businesses run. As Maine’s leading workers’ compensation insurer, we see it every day. MEMIC may provide insurance, but our passion is workplace safety and ergonomics. Ergonomics is human engineering, designing things and spaces so people can utilize them more comfortably, efficiently and safely. MEMIC’s ergonomic experts have been traversing the state sharing their expertise in workplaces from Kittery to Calais, Caribou and everywhere in between.
Allan Brown, Director of Ergonomics, MEMIC
Over the past decade a tremendous amount of time, energy and money have been spent to improve the quality of employee experience and put them at the center of business operations, strategy and culture. Maine’s manufacturers need more young workers and no expense is being spared to attract and retain them. There truly is no better time to take a second look at a career in manufacturing. Even Maine’s traditional industries are not so traditional anymore, despite the headlines of closing paper mills, exciting things are happening in the forest products industry with wood composites stronger than steal being developed for construction materials. Choose manufacturing and you will use your hands and your mind to build and create in workplaces at the cutting edge of innovation.
Director of Ergonomics, MEMIC