USing iir labor analytics to make strategic contracting decisions

Tuesday, February 8, 2022
10:00 AM (CST)

As the U.S. comes out of a mega-expansionary period, many believed skilled craft labor shortages would improve. However, just about the time when this was supposed to happen, COVID-19 entered the picture and brought another level of supply disruptions that we’re now faced with for the next few years. In addition, retirees are not being replaced at the rate needed to satisfy the industry.

In this webinar, IIR will demonstrate its Craft Labor Market Analytics tool to show how industrial plant owners and contractors can utilize knowledge to find available labor supply, compare wages and per diems, along with current and future demand for capital and maintenance activities.

Navigating through today’s labor challenges takes good market intel to make wise decisions for your project.

Main Topics:


What are the labor-supply issues in various regions?


What are the top labor demand metropolitan areas of the country?


How have supply issues impacted wage-rate growth in active areas?



Chris Smith

Industrial Info's Manager of Labor Analytics

8 Years Tenure with IIR

Chris Smith  has more than 30 years of experience in the Petrochemical, Refining and Power Generation industries. Chris spent 16 years in the field as a rotating equipment specialist, where he obtained his NCCER millwright journeyman certification. He also spent time in industrial staffing and labor management, providing manpower for some of the world’s largest compressor and turbine OEM and service providers.


Mike Bergen

Industrial Info's Executive VP of Marketing & Analytics

34 Years Tenure with IIR

Michael Bergen joined Industrial Info Resources (IIR) in 1987 and has served as the company's Executive Vice President, with leadership over Analytics and Marketing since 2002. He has held a variety of positions, including Chief Research Officer, VP of Industrial Manufacturing Research and currently serves on IIR’s Board of Directors. He received a B.B.A. in Finance from the University of Houston.