A report stated Mitsubishi Cable Industry faked data on O-ring sealing products used on metal parts such as pipe fittings. Mitsubishi Shindoh Co. tinkered with data on copper products. Similar problems were found at Mitsubishi Aluminum Co.
Based on an analysis of the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) data, TechForce found that the estimated demand for “new entrant” technicians is much higher than previously reported. For the period between 2016 and 2026, that demand is more than triple the prior BLS estimates for the period between 2014 and 2024.