By Paul Deffenbaugh, Editorial Director
I'm working on the Top Metal Builder article, and one thing has
become increasingly clear. We ask the question. "What is the
biggest challenge your business faced in 2015," and the
overwhelming majority of responses addressed the shortage of
skilled labor. In fact, some respondents talked about the shortage
of any labor, skilled or unskilled.
I've thought about the question quite a bit, and we've addressed
it a couple of times in Metal Construction News. National
Roofing Contractors Association executive director Bill Good spoke
of it here. And I gave my views here.
But we'd like to hear your views. What do you think the root of
the issue is, and what can we, as an industry, do about it? Is the
labor shortage a solvable problem?
I'm sitting on a panel at the Metal Building Contractors &
Erectors annual meeting at the end of May, and I'd like to
represent your views on this. Comment below, or drop me an