Martin Guitar CEO Gives Keynote At Manufacturing Day In Scranton
C.F. Martin & Co. Chief Executive Christian F. Martin IV brought the iconic Nazareth-based guitar maker’s 2 millionth guitar out of the company’s museum for the Northeastern Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Center’s annual Manufacturing Day Showcase and Tradeshow Thursday at the Radisson Lackawanna Station hotel in Scranton. Martin was the keynote speaker at the all-day event where about 150 people and 36 vendors attended. The event gave manufacturers, support industries and economic developers a chance to network and compare notes on how to tackle problems affecting the industry. Filling positions with eager workers remains a big hurdle for manufacturers, said NEPIRC President Eric Esoda. Local colleges also sent representatives as part of an ongoing effort to make sure students graduate with the right skills.