For those half-empty-glass people, the increasing use of advanced technology — think robotics, lasers and computers — in manufacturing has led to a "skills gap" that makes finding capable employees challenging. For you half-full-glass folks, the increasing use of advanced technology in manufacturing means that job opportunities exist for those with the right abilities.
Two optics entrepreneurs are working to unite the state’s photonics manufacturing industry by creating the Arkansas Photonics Industry Alliance, a cluster of all the companies in the state that are opto-electric manufacturers.
It is the culture of Power Technology that has driven the company to success. The average company tenure is over 17 years, with several workers from the original garage location still an active part of the company. This has helped preserve the company culture for new employees.