The other night I met up with a past colleague who was laid off a few months ago. I was impressed with how she retooled quickly into a freelance role. Yesterday I heard a similar retooling story but by a company not just one individual.
AMT – Applied Manufacturing Technologies had been an engineering services company for 20 years. Nearly all their business had been in the automotive industry. But over the past year they’ve retooled to diversify. Check out my interview with Jordan Merhib, director of business development for AMT.
Today they have 20 percent of their business from other industries. Their 150 engineers deliver services in seven core technologies:
simulation & digital manufacturing
software and programming
training & technical publications
In their history, Jordan noted they have probably done 20,000 different automation projects. They still do a lot of automation but they also are taking that to the next level with areas like virtual commissioning.