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operations is labor and meeting the labor
needs. A facility doesn't do any good if we
don't have the labor or the technology to put
product through that facility. "
As the representative association for meat and
poultry processing stakeholders, NAMI echoes
the labor shortage concern for industry
companies.
" Without a steady, reliable workforce,
plants do not run efficiently and
production declines. Labor is capacity, "
said Julie Anna Potts, president and CEO
of NAMI while submitting testimony
before the House Agriculture Committee.
" To be clear, labor challenges were not
caused by the pandemic; COVID-19
only exacerbated the issue. The
meat industry has been facing a labor
shortage for some time and it continues
today. "
The industry continues to do its part to retain
and attract workers. Some of the efforts
include offering higher wages, bonuses and
other workers benefits such as paying college
tuition for children whose parents work at
the company.
But as the labor shortage continues for the
time being, processors - large and small -
need to come up with viable solutions to
keep their operations running now and in the
future.
MULTIVAC'S L 310 full wrap labeler is
designed to be flexible for a wide range of
package shapes and label materials.
" If anyone in our line of work hasn't looked
into automation, they're behind the 8 ball, "
said Kurt Byrd, director of finance at Carolina
Packers Inc. " We have a need every day to
have a certain amount of people here to
operate. We used to have a 99% attendance
rate, now we're at 70%. You can't function as
a business that way at the same level you've
done in the past. There aren't bodies there to
fill those roles, so machines don't operate.
" IF ANYONE IN OUR LINE
OF WORK HASN'T LOOKED
INTO AUTOMATION, THEY'RE
BEHIND THE 8 BALL. "
KURT BYRD
DIRECTOR OF FINANCE AT CAROLINA PACKERS INC.
" We're not looking to replace people, it's really
more like a transferring of labor. By moving
forward with a more automated solution, in
our case, it's going to require eventually half
the labor to run the same volume. "
Increasing production capacity
Carolina Packers is a meat processor based
in Smithfield, NC, best known for its iconic

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