Manufacturing and craft jobs are in high demand in northwest Ohio. But there is also a demand for robots that help with tasks that are difficult for humans.
PERRYSBURG, Ohio – Manufacturing and craft jobs are in high demand in northwest Ohio.
But there is also a demand for robots that help with tasks that are difficult for humans.
A company in Perrysburg uses robots to increase production and jobs in the region and across the country.
“Every manufacturing company looking to grow is looking at how automation can expand its business,” said Craig Francisco, President of RoBEX.
Francisco says there is a nationwide manufacturing labor shortage.
They invited local and national partners to their automation and robotic facility to show how their robots can support growth in the manufacturing industry.
He says these robots specialize in the food, beverage, paper, and plastics industries; especially at the end of the manufacturing phase with packaging and moving
“We are able to automate repetitive and repetitive tasks that are physically difficult for someone to complete and difficult to staff,” said Francisco.
Robots came on the market a decade ago, initially replacing jobs, according to Francisco.
But that is no longer really the case.
“The robots are not replacing jobs, they are actually increasing jobs by helping people learn how to operate and manage robotics,” he said. “And then [companies are] to take these people doing these difficult tasks and allow them to use more of their intellectual qualities to do something else within the company “.
He says their local partners are growing and need people to work with these robots.