the Chamber of Trades and Crafts as close as possible to local artisans

the Chamber of Trades and Crafts as close as possible to local artisans
the Chamber of Trades and Crafts as close as possible to local artisans

Thursday, May 23, the Chamber of Trades and Crafts (CMA) Nouvelle-Aquitaine Landes visited Pays Tarusate “to provide support and advice by highlighting the remarkable work of local artisans, encouraging their d…

Thursday, May 23, the Chamber of Trades and Crafts (CMA) Nouvelle-Aquitaine Landes visited Pays Tarusate “to provide support and advice by highlighting the remarkable work of local artisans, encouraging their development and highlighting before their unique know-how.

These company visits also allow for fruitful mutual exchanges. Accompanied by craftsmen members of the CMA, President Patrice Lartigue visited K’ross Rion, the body shop of Angélique and Philippe (ex-Nicolas Juglin) in the industrial zone, before going to Saint-Yaguen with Laurent Maurin (sawing and planing) and ex-Miremont, to finish at the sand pit (ex-Rubio) of the Daniel group in Meilhan (operation of gravel pits, clay and kaolin extraction).

Recurring issues

Each meeting revealed passionate artisans who, beyond their specificities, encounter the same recurring problems. With a word that kept coming up in everyone’s words: profitability.

The discussions were nourished against the backdrop of “a new philosophy of work and a social phenomenon: we are going to get the pay but not the work”, “this is no longer at the center of concerns”, “the royal road of craftsmanship is not the baccalaureate but rather the work-study program”. This resulted in the examination of difficult recruitment, associated with an often visceral need of the apprentice to look elsewhere once trained.

These three visits following very positive feedback highlighted a unanimous desire for investment, framed by ecological and environmental respect, and this “often despite only 2% being released”.

Certain steps are underway, such as the purchase of a compressor and air dryer for the paint booth, or the extension of several hectares of the municipal site of La Sablière and even the use of clay found around 10 meters deep, under the sand. At Maurin, covering all the machines under 1 hectare with photovoltaics no longer seems like a utopia.

The president had the final word: “Seeing people up close in the territory makes us discover gems.”

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