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Old 02-06-2018, 11:51 AM
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Running flat out to keep up with demand for its services, the vaunted high-performance marine powerhouse is as busy as itís ever been, https://www.offshoreonly.com/article...rmance-engines.

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I liked this article. This guy sounds like my kind of guy. Say it like you mean it

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I liked this article. This guys sounds like my kind of guy. Say it like you mean it
He's like the Smokey Yunick of the 21st Century!
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The most interesting thing to me is the 7 month backlog. I am dealing with a hefty backlog of engines in my shop now too....its good to have a backlog, but that far out means you are busy but never make more money. You need to up the production once you get out past 8-10 weeks. I just found it interesting because I'm fighting this battle right now, although in automotive racing not marine.

Glad to see this business thriving and I thought it was a good read.
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The most interesting thing to me is the 7 month backlog. I am dealing with a hefty backlog of engines in my shop now too....its good to have a backlog, but that far out means you are busy but never make more money. You need to up the production once you get out past 8-10 weeks. I just found it interesting because I'm fighting this battle right now, although in automotive racing not marine.

Glad to see this business thriving and I thought it was a good read.
There's no qualified help, no new people getting into the industry, and nobody that wants to work hard. All things that are required of hi-tech mechanical. Cookie cutter is different, then all we're lacking is anybody that wants to work hard and get dirty.
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There's no qualified help, no new people getting into the industry, and nobody that wants to work hard. All things that are required of hi-tech mechanical. Cookie cutter is different, then all we're lacking is anybody that wants to work hard and get dirty.
I see this across many industries, and whomever I call to network with on available talent, has the same problem.

It's really a shame, a huge challenge, and there's no quick fix.

A U T O M A T I O N .....- unfortunately neither Sterling, nor can we, apply these technologies to custom applications.
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