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David Peacock

David Peacock

David Peacock is the President of Hytrol and oversees all operations from manufacturing to business development.

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It’s a tough fact to swallow: the skills gap in manufacturing means that 2 million jobs will potentially go unfulfilled in the next decade in this sector. The solution to this problem can be even tougher for an older generation to face: we need Millennials in our workforce, and we need them now. Let me start by saying that I dislike being categorized as a boomer and suspect many others dislike being categorized by age. Not everyone fits neatly into these categories, but it does offer a framework...
Industry Trends
At Hytrol, we create the most advanced material handling solutions in the world, and we couldn't do that without the dedication of each and every employee who walks through these doors.  We also recognize that a manufacturing facility has the potential for a higher rate of accidents than working in an office cubicle. Safety is more than a metric to us— it's a guarantee that we'll get each employee home safely to their families and friends. Taking steps toward your workers’ safety is imperative t...
A material handling system is a huge investment and often establishes the performance capabilities of the organization.  Consequently, experience and communication are key attributes to look for when choosing a partner that will aid you in designing and implementing the appropriate solution for your business.  The right integration partner has the experience in your application and is a strong communicator.  They must be if they are going to be your point person, your translator, your expert, an...
Going to a trade show can give you insight into your industry. The knowledge and exposure to products and resources is of great value in itself. But if you’re attending a trade show for more specific information about a solution, where do you start? There are many exhibitors who may be offering the kind of solution you want, but in a decades-long commitment like a material handling solution, it is crucial to find a company that you’ll want to work with in the long run. This list of questions can...
Hytrol has been an American-made company since it was founded in 1947. It’s a crucial aspect of our company’s brand and a huge factor in our success. Through the challenges we’ve had along the way, we’ve always pledged to keep our manufacturing facility in the United States, and there are many reasons we’ve chosen to do so. Onshoring has been a growing trend for American manufacturing recently—about 700,000 jobs have been added in this industry since 2010, and that number continues to grow. Hytr...
At Hytrol, we build material handling systems that are the best in the world, but our strength lies equally in the world class implementation and service provided by our integration partner network. The Hytrol Integration Partner Network is the key to success, for both Hytrol and our customers. So many companies attempt to serve the world with a handful of internal sales representatives. At Hytrol, we know that our customers want more than that. Whether distribution centers or manufacturing plan...
Companies are shifting their business operations in many directions. Some are offshoring certain operations while simultaneously bringing other activities back to the United States. Now more than ever, companies are looking at a wide variety of factors beyond labor costs, including availability of quality employees with the intrinsic desire to contribute to a greater purpose. More manufacturing jobs are returning to the United States, and many workers are on the edge of retiring. This has create...
Happy New Year. 2016 is on target to be the best year in Hytrol history. We could not do this without our Hytrol family and team.