MiMfg Magazine September 2017 - Page 20

20 MiMfg Magazine September 2017 Member Spotlight Manufacturing in the 21st century is about more than people on an assembly line. They are skilled workers, innovators and craftsmen. Manufacturers should be treated like rock stars; instead, they are often unknown even by their own communities. They’ve become invisible, despite their impact on every aspect of our lives. It has never been more impor- tant for every manufacturer — even those just starting in the industry — to take pride in what they do and work to change manufacturing’s public perception. “There is a crisis facing today’s manufacturer — it’s deeper than just a struggle to locate talent — we’re losing the craftsmanship that comes from creation,” says Kelly Victor-Burke, CEO of Burke Architectural Millwork. “Michigan manufacturing may be as diverse as ever, but for those relying on creating custom- made products, the skills we’re finding are a mile wide and only an inch deep.” The perception of many industry outsiders is these are careers of last resort. When Kelly and her husband, Barry Burke — company president and a craftsman with more than twenty years’ experience — founded the company in October 2016, they made it their mission to change opinions. “You us ѼѼɕ)Ʌ͵Pхѕݽ)ݡձɕєɕ唵э)ɽՍ̳tɕ́ +qQ䰁չɕeЁɹѡ)ͭ́ЁeЁٕٔѕɕи)]݅ЁѼɥݡӊéͥt+q5ՙɥ͡ձɹ)݅䁱ЁɥаЁ՝)ѼٕЁȁхѱ䁡٥Ѽ)ݕȁݡͽ͡ձ݅ЁѼ)ՙɕȃPݡݽձeЁԳt)-䁅̸ͭq]ɔ͔ԁɸ)չݽѼͽѡȁѡ)ѕѡȁȁ̸ͥQ)Ʌ͵ՙɥɔɔѡ)ɕ́ѡ䁅ɔɔѡхи)Q䁅ɔѥ̻t)Q ɭ́ɕձɱ͍ȁͽѡ)5͕ɍɅɽɅ)ѡЁݥѕЁѡͭ)ݽՙɕ́ѡȁٕ͔)Չ͕ѽ́Uչѕ䰁ѥѕ)ѥѡ䁍)-䁍ѥՕ́ͅ她qmݕtɔ)ݽɭѼɕ͔݅ɕ́)ՙɥɕ́ݽݽɭ)]eٔЁݥѠ͍́ɽ́ͽѡ)5Ѽѕѕ̰)ѽɕݡЁѡ䁑܁ѡѕ)-䰁 䁅Mͭ ɭé͡Ȱ)ٕȁɥ́ȁѡȁɕمѥȁIé9ѡ٥)Qѥ́eЁ͠)ݥѠݡЁȁѽ́)Ё́ɽݥѡͥ)ՍɑȻt)]Ѡȁɽչ)Սѥɕѱѕ)ѕɸ5Uٕͥ䰁-)Ѽѡ́)ݡɔѡхЁ̸ ɭ́)ͽѡȁɽչ)QéЁхх饹)ɽՍ́ѥհݽɭɔ)܁ɕɽ́%хɅ)Qݥѕȁ+q]eɔչ䁅)ݗeɔ她܁ѡ̳t́ͅ-)݅Ё͵ɽͥȁ+qMɽ٥́ɕ)܁ɭѥչѥ́)ՙɕ́ݡ՝Ѽ)єɽȁɅɽɅ̸)eԁɅЁѡѕѥ)չ䁱̰Սѽ̰)ѕѥ́)хѱ䰁չݡ)ٔѡ͔ɕ́лt)5Ёՙɕ́ɕ)ͥхЁѼѽȁѼͽ)Pѡɭѥ屔ѥ)܁Ѽݡѕ)՝́Ѽչȸ)Q ɭѕٕ́ͽ)́ѡəЁљɴ)ՙɕ́Ѽѕ)ѽ䰁͡ɔѡȁɽՍ́)ݥѠѡЁɅѥ+q]eɔͥѼ)͡ݍ͔ѡqѽˊt)ՙɥӊéͽѡ)ٕ䁉ͥ́ݹȁtͅ)-七qQɔչ)͕ݡЁԁѡɔѡe)݅ЁѼи]݅Ё)ݥѠͥȁѡ́ݽɬ])݅ЁɔхЁѼ܁ݡ)ԁݽɬՙɥ+Pݡԁݽɬ) ɭP׊eɔɔѡ)ݽɭȰ׊eɔɽхȇt(