Roxanne Rose’s enthusiasm about life in an auto parts plant is infectious.
“I’m in a plant right now in North Carolina that I can honestly tell you it takes my breath away,” Rose, global vice-president, human resources at Linamar Group, told Vancouver correspondent Steve Mertl.
“It is so automated, it is so clean. When you walk through and see all the technology, things in motion, it’s extremely exciting.”
Rose, featured in a recent story story highlighting the industry’s chronic labour crunch, is right: Factories today are high-tech power houses. They’re gearing up for revolutionary change in a sector whose future will be shaped by electric and self-driving vehicles.