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Articles by Lou Caron

Lou Caron is a CPA with extensive business experience in both the insurance and printing industry, and has served as the chief financial officer of companies in both industries. In June of 2017, he became President/CEO of Printing Industries Association, Inc. of Southern California, the largest local print trade association in the nation.

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Cannabis Pros and Cons: Both in the Workplace and as a Print and Packaging Opportunity

Published October 5, 2022

Some printers are finding new growth in supporting cannabis marketing, communications, and packaging in the cannabis marketplace, but all printers need to be vigilant about the workplace issues brought about by the legalization of cannabis and its derivatives in many states. Contributor Lou Caron provides an overview of these issues.

Future Workforce: Recruiting the Next Generation

Published July 18, 2022

In the pre-pandemic years, the number of printing programs were in decline due to lack of interest and budget, and we have been unsuccessful in attempts to reverse this trend. Lou Caron discusses some potential solutions.

Paper Shortages: What’s Behind the Problem and What Can We Do?

Published March 30, 2022

PIASC President Lou Caron takes an in-depth look at the paper shortage the printing industry is currently facing, tracing its origins in pre-pandemic trends, and looking ahead to the possible end game.

The Great Workforce Exodus: Quit Thinking Like a Printer

Published March 8, 2022

As reported across the country for the last several years, there is a growing shortage of trade workers, and our industry has become one of the worst hit. PIASC President Lou Caron addresses the problems the industry has retaining and attracting workers, and suggests some possible solutions. 

The Great Asset Shortage: Get Creative to Cover Staffing Shortfalls

Published October 6, 2021

Finding qualified workers has long been a challenge for the printing industry, a problem only exacerbated by the pandemic. Contributor Lou Caron looks at how we as an industry need to build general public awareness and become experts at hiring.

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