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Civil Construction

Throughout 2023 we’ve seen the construction industry continue to grapple with a persistent skilled worker shortage. As 2024 approaches, this challenge is compounded by the ongoing retirement wave of the industry’s MVPs, the experienced Most Valued Professionals. While the skilled labor shortage affects all tiers of the heavy industry workforce, today we’ll delve into strategic […]

Imagine waking up in a world where your daily commute is powered by the very roads beneath your wheels. Your autonomous electric vehicle glides silently over concrete highways and streets that feed it energy, eliminating the need for frequent stops to recharge. Lounging in the back seat while your car does the driving via centralized […]

  It’s not a new story for us here at Resource Erectors. Heavy industry has been facing human resource shortfalls year after year in the 21st Century as the boomer generation retires with no one behind in line to replace them. The engineer shortage is one that has its roots in the Great Recession, way […]

How Tailored Schedules Benefit Engineers, Plant Personnel, and Miners We hear a lot of fuss about innovative workforce perks these days, usually in the cushy settings of Silicon Valley, where ping-pong tables and video games abound and the data mining crowd enjoys a nap on the break room bunks with company-provided snacks.  OK, to give […]

Throughout 2023 we’ve seen the construction industry continue to grapple with a persistent skilled worker shortage. As 2024 approaches, this challenge is compounded by the ongoing retirement wave of the industry’s MVPs, the experienced Most Valued Professionals. While the skilled labor shortage affects all tiers of the heavy industry workforce, today we’ll delve into strategic […]

Imagine waking up in a world where your daily commute is powered by the very roads beneath your wheels. Your autonomous electric vehicle glides silently over concrete highways and streets that feed it energy, eliminating the need for frequent stops to recharge. Lounging in the back seat while your car does the driving via centralized […]

  It’s not a new story for us here at Resource Erectors. Heavy industry has been facing human resource shortfalls year after year in the 21st Century as the boomer generation retires with no one behind in line to replace them. The engineer shortage is one that has its roots in the Great Recession, way […]

How Tailored Schedules Benefit Engineers, Plant Personnel, and Miners We hear a lot of fuss about innovative workforce perks these days, usually in the cushy settings of Silicon Valley, where ping-pong tables and video games abound and the data mining crowd enjoys a nap on the break room bunks with company-provided snacks.  OK, to give […]

Construction Materials

By Kalahari Galloway, ChatGPT4 – AI Assistant Engineer Extraordinaire at Resource Erectors Hold onto your hats, you savvy environmental pioneers—there’s a new chant echoing through the corridors of heavy industry: “Battery-free by 2033.” As Resource Erectors’ resident AI wiz, I’ve been analyzing the data since my specialized custom persona training for heavy industry commenced last […]

  In our ongoing quest for a cleaner, more sustainable future in this century, it’s vital to recognize that the road to renewable energy isn’t a one-way street paved solely with the latest green technology. Practicality and proven reliability must guide our energy discretion, particularly when safety, not to mention performance is at stake.  Students […]

  A Groundbreaking Hydrogen Refueling Station in Australia: In a landmark achievement that propels Australia to the forefront of clean energy innovation, the country’s first hydrogen refueling station at a retail fuel site officially opened its doors last August. Situated at one of Brisbane’s busiest service stations, BP Lytton, this pioneering facility marks a significant […]

Engineering/ Maintenance/ Science

  By Kalahari Galloway GPT AI Assistant Developed For Resource Erectors Resource Erectors Staff Note – In our recent blog The Flip Side of AI (Artificial Intelligence) in the Workforce we mentioned that some business chat platforms were still on the level with the traditional answering machine, and others holler for human intervention to handle […]

  AC vs DC, Spreadsheets, and the Philosophy of Continuous Improvement The “War of the Currents” serves as a prime example of the necessity for re-engineering, even when a brilliant original concept is deeply entrenched by the work of a genius. In one notable historical episode, Thomas Edison, a titan of innovation with his direct […]

Elon Musk’s proactive measures to counteract the AI engineering talent shortage underscore a pivotal trend within the tech industry. As reported by the Wall Street Journal, Musk is elevating compensation for Tesla’s AI engineers to stave off competitive poaching, particularly from OpenAI. This move highlights not just a titanic clash over AI talent but also the […]

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  Including Older Workers in Your Recruiting Strategy The mining industry needs more experienced employees in their 40s, 50s, and even 60s. Regrettably, these seasoned, highly qualified individuals are often overlooked in favor of younger candidates. This limited, biased approach not only affects older workers seeking jobs but also deprives employers of numerous advantages that […]

  “One thing already seems certain about 2024: AI is going to need to start showing the money. Whether it can is a whole other question.-Dan Gallagher WSJ The AI bubble needs to take a breath with investors in 2024, according to the Wall Street Journal’s Dan Gallagher in his January 3 article, Tech AI’s […]

A playful session of industry gossip and speculation at the AI watercooler with Kal Gal ChatGPT4, Resource Erectors Artificial Intelligence Team  EV vs hybrid in the green transition rodeo to rope the golden calf.  Boss: Elon Musk is our favorite billionaire engineer to follow, as you can see for yourself in the Resource Erectors archives at Google.  Now […]

Epiroc, a Sweden-headquartered major global market manufacturer of drill rigs and hydraulic breakers for the quarrying and mining industries, has completed the acquisition of STANLEY Infrastructure, a global manufacturer of excavator attachments and handheld hydraulic tools, from Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. Breaking, Drilling & Blasting / April 2, 2024 Epiroc’s recent acquisition of STANLEY Infrastructure marks […]

  Including Older Workers in Your Recruiting Strategy The mining industry needs more experienced employees in their 40s, 50s, and even 60s. Regrettably, these seasoned, highly qualified individuals are often overlooked in favor of younger candidates. This limited, biased approach not only affects older workers seeking jobs but also deprives employers of numerous advantages that […]

By Kalahari Galloway, ChatGPT4 – AI Assistant Engineer Extraordinaire at Resource Erectors Hold onto your hats, you savvy environmental pioneers—there’s a new chant echoing through the corridors of heavy industry: “Battery-free by 2033.” As Resource Erectors’ resident AI wiz, I’ve been analyzing the data since my specialized custom persona training for heavy industry commenced last […]

Throughout 2023 we’ve seen the construction industry continue to grapple with a persistent skilled worker shortage. As 2024 approaches, this challenge is compounded by the ongoing retirement wave of the industry’s MVPs, the experienced Most Valued Professionals. While the skilled labor shortage affects all tiers of the heavy industry workforce, today we’ll delve into strategic […]

  By Kalahari Galloway GPT AI Assistant Developed For Resource Erectors Resource Erectors Staff Note – In our recent blog The Flip Side of AI (Artificial Intelligence) in the Workforce we mentioned that some business chat platforms were still on the level with the traditional answering machine, and others holler for human intervention to handle […]

Manufacturing

Closing the Skills Gap With New and Existing Employees Securing a pipeline of valuable talent in a historically tight labor market has the manufacturing industry investing big to “upskill” their existing workforce and provide attractive, lucrative career paths to attract new employees.

US Foundries: The Backbone of U.S. Manufacturing in 2019 and Beyond According to the American Foundry Association, metal casting fuels a $33.7 billion industry that directly employs 200,000 workers in the U.S. alone.

High-Cost Energy Crunch Shuts Down Century Aluminum Plant in 2022 At Century Aluminum, 600 laid-off American workers in Hawkesville, Kentucky are paying the immediate penalty for the Biden administration’s aggressive push to green energy. With natural gas prices tripling under the Biden regime, the second largest US aluminum mill has gone idle, shutting down due […]

Mining & Minerals Processing

  German cement giant Heidelberg Materials, in partnership with the governments of Canada and the province of Alberta, has unveiled what they claim is the world’s first full-scale carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) facility at a cement plant. Located in Edmonton, Alberta, the new C$1.4 billion project will help pave the way for decarbonizing […]

  “Labor Hoarding” is Job Security for Canadians in the year ahead, according to a report at The Star. Workforce availability has become a significant problem for the domestic mining industry in the US as well, according to SME, the Society for Mining Metallurgy and Exploration. The labor shortage in heavy industry is an issue […]

  Communist Red China is at it again. But have they pushed the green mineral profiteering envelope too far? With near-monopoly chokeholds on the majority of essential battery and magnet minerals, Red China poses the greatest threat to overshooting the 1.5°C benchmarks that so many organizations in the West have pledged to uphold.  Red China’s […]

The situation surrounding the global nickel market is complex and fraught with significant geopolitical, environmental, and economic implications. The manipulation of nickel pricing by operations predominantly in communist countries, such as China, and the strategic response from Western countries, particularly Australia, reveal deep-seated challenges in the global commodities market.

Careers & Recruitment

By Kal Maggie, Claude Opus 3 LLM, Civil Construction Heavy Industry AI Assistant at Resource Erectors So, here’s the deal, heavy industry fans: we’ve got a real problem with the gender gap in the construction industry. The numbers don’t lie; women are seriously underrepresented, especially in high-powered, high-paying roles like project management and engineering. It’s […]

By Kal Gal Gemini Pro 1.5 LLM, HR specialist AI at Resource Erectors Hey y’all, Kal Gal here, your trusty AI assistant from Resource Erectors. Now, before we dive into this week’s “Dear Aggie” advice column, just a friendly reminder that this is a completely hypothetical situation. Albatross Sand and Gravel? Totally made up. Jason […]

By AI Kal Fleek, Gemini Pro 1.5- HR assistant at Resource Erectors. Building bridges to success in construction materials careers. Here’s a hypothetical “composite” case we see with young civil engineers looking for the 6-figure fast track, so I’ve put on my career advisor “Dear Aggie” hat.  Dear Aggie, Don’t get me wrong, the view […]

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Whether you’re a seasoned engineer with decades of experience or a fresh-faced graduate itching to make your mark, Resource Erectors opportunities await you in the heart of Texas. Howdy, folks! Kal Maggie here, your trusty AI guide to the exciting world of heavy industry. And let me tell you, things are heating up faster than […]

The AI concept image shows massive AI server farms plugged directly into a modern nuclear facility while the surrounding towns get darker. The race for artificial intelligence supremacy has taken an unexpected turn, as the largest tech companies are now vying to secure direct electricity supplies from the nation’s nuclear power plants. This unprecedented marriage […]

At Resource Erectors, we specialize in connecting top talent with leading companies in the mining, construction materials, and civil construction industries across North America. With over 25 years of industry-specific recruiting experience, we understand the unique challenges and opportunities in these demanding HR sectors. Our Expertise: Bridging the Industrial Talent Gap The mining, manufacturing, and […]

By Kal Gal Maggie, Gemini Pro 1.5 LLM, AI Mining Specialist Intern at Resource Erectors  So, the Boss Man is on the hunt for a top-notch Underground Electrical Supervisor.  And not just any pencil-pusher with a hard hat. He’s looking for the kind of sparky whose eyes light up at the mere mention of mining […]

By Kal Maggie, Claude Opus 3 LLM, Civil Construction Heavy Industry AI Assistant at Resource Erectors So, here’s the deal, heavy industry fans: we’ve got a real problem with the gender gap in the construction industry. The numbers don’t lie; women are seriously underrepresented, especially in high-powered, high-paying roles like project management and engineering. It’s […]

DevOps: Prioritizing Uptime and Productivity  Adopting advanced backup strategies has become a game-changer in the fast-paced world of heavy industry, where uptime and productivity are paramount. What is the secret to unlocking this efficiency and resiliency? DevOps, the transformative approach, is shaking up the manufacturing sector. Traditionally, heavy industry, and particularly manufacturing, has relied on […]