Jack Zwart, shipping manager at GatorBar, acknowledges the unfamiliarity young people often have with manufacturing and trades.

He advises aspiring workers to gain hands-on experience in workshops, noting the differences in standardization compared to trades like plumbing and electrical work, but highlights the abundance of opportunities in small machine shops across America for skilled workers.

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