Entries by Metalwest

ISO Certification: What is it?

It all started with a piece of candy. I walked out onto the floor to complete my first audit. I knew I didn’t want to be labeled as “that auditor,” I wanted to be helpful, and I wanted to provide value. So, with these thoughts on my mind I walked up to the packager on […]

October 2020 Insight Guide: Market Indicators

The Economy The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment fell last week, but still remained at recession levels. Personal income dropped in August, emphasizing the need for another relief package for businesses and the unemployed. The U.S. economy added 661,000 jobs in September, while the unemployment rate ticked down to 7.9%. While this […]

September 2020 Insight: Market Indicators

The Economy The U.S. economy plunged at an annual rate of 31.7% during the second quarter under the weight of the coronavirus pandemic. This is the sharpest quarterly drop on record, the previous worst drop was a 10% loss in 1958. A hiring bounce-back in June suggested that the economy began to recover. However, economists […]