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80 SMT Magazine • March 2017 1 Help Wanted! Our 2017 Industry Hiring Survey This month we conducted an industry survey on plans for hiring during the year. We started by sim- ply asking, "Do you plan to hire additional people this year?" More than half of the respondents an- swered yes—which we take as an optimistic sign that our industry plans to expand in 2017. 2 Millennials in Manufacturing: Mya Walton – The Millennials' Advantage in Manufacturing Mya Walton, associate co- ordinator in the test depart- ment at Saline Lectronics, talks about how working in the manufacturing industry opened up a new world of possibilities for her, and how it feels to be creating prod- ucts that help other people, such as heart monitors and black boxes. 3 Enics Acquires PKC Electronics Enics has acquired PKC Electronics, including its factories in Raahe, Finland and Suzhou, China. Both factories are providing services in testing, power solutions and design and manufacturing services in electronics, mechanics, software and test systems design. 4 Millennials in Manufacturing: Tom Scales – Manufacturing from an IT Perspective Tom Scales, IT manager at Saline Lectronics, talks about loyalty, work ethics, motiva- tion, leadership, his greatest challenges from an IT per- spective, and what he thinks the manufacturing indus- try should be doing when it comes to attracting more millennials to join this field. TOP TEN Recent Highlights from SMT007

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