From fire engines to snow throwers, Wisconsin companies such as Harley-Davidson and Oshkosh face `daily battle` against shortages

"We`re in the middle of a triple play: increasing shortages, extended order lead times, and ever rising prices. That`s not unusual by itself, but the fact that it`s happening everywhere is very unusual" 

...."We are still amazed by the labor market. We used to have 100 applicants for an opening. We are now seeing about 10, and often the applicant doesn`t show up for the interview," the survey quoted an unnamed company in the paper industry as saying. 

A mountain of new orders and a restocking of inventories could keep manufacturers busy well into 2022, provided they can overcome material and labor shortages and widespread transportation bottlenecks...
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- - Volume: 9 - WEEK: 42 Date: 10/13/2021 6:51:53 AM -