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Shop management encompasses everything from strategic planning to the nuts and bolts of statistical process control. Whether you're an executive, manager, or supervisor, you'll find articles about overcoming challenges and struggles just like yours.

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Solar Atmospheres opens facility in South Carolina

May 28, 2015

Solar Atmospheres, Southeast has opened its doors for business in Greenville, S.C. Its first furnace was brought online the first week of May. Other furnaces will continue to be delivered and brought online over the summer months. At full production capability, the company will be able to handle...

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CNH Industrial’s agricultural plant hosts U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan

May 28, 2015

CNH Industrial N.V., Burr Ridge, Ill., a producer of industrial equipment and commercial vehicles, hosted U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) at its Case IH agricultural equipment manufacturing plant in Racine, Wis. Ryan, chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, met with company executives and...

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QCMI Wins #1 Healthiest Companies Award for second consecutive year

May 28, 2015

Precision machining company Quality Controlled Mfg. Inc. (QCMI), Santee, Calif., has received the 2015 #1 Healthiest Companies Award in the small company category (1 to 100 employees), sponsored by the San Diego Business Journal, for the second consecutive year. Thirty-one awards were presented in...

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A modern take on accountability

May 28, 2015

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The definition of accountability has evolved to mean responsibility with consequences. Ideally, entry-level and other low-level employees should have accountability over the outcomes of their work, but that accountability must be based on objectivity and fairness. Otherwise, an accountability sch

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Ascent Aerospace wins Airbus A330neo wing final assembly line upgrade

May 28, 2015

Ascent Aerospace, Santa Ana, Calif., has announced that its Ascent Integration European operation has been awarded a contract by Airbus to retrofit the Airbus Broughton (Wales) A330 wing assembly lines to the new A330neo configuration. Under this contract, Ascent Integration will have overall...

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Ranger bump cap protects wearer from impact, elements

May 28, 2015

Ergodyne has introduced the Skullerz® 8955 ranger bump cap. It combines an impact-resistant ABS shell with a wide brim for shade and protection from the elements. The hat is compliant to EN 812: 2012, with a patented flanged shell design that expands or contracts to fit the worker’s head in...

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Driving change, not fork trucks

May 28, 2015

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Quality Industries has changed a lot in two years, and in another two years it will change even more. A new management team is putting a new emphasis on engineering and continuous improvement.

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Thybar’s Louisville plant receives Kentucky’s Governor’s Health and Safety Award

May 27, 2015

Addison, Ill.-based Thybar Corp., a manufacturer of custom sheet metal product serving the HVAC and sheet metal industries, has announced that its plant in Louisville, Ky., has received Kentucky’s Governor’s Health and Safety Award in recognition of outstanding safety and health performance at...

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Talent shortage grows as risk for the manufacturing industry, reveals BDO study

May 27, 2015

While the manufacturing industry is in resurgence, concern over the industry’s talent shortage is escalating. Findings from the third annual BDO USA LLP analysis of risk factors listed in the most recent 10-K filings of the largest 100 publicly traded U.S. manufacturers reveal that challenges...

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Kubota to build Georgia manufacturing facility

May 27, 2015

Kubota Tractor Corp. (KTC) and Kubota Mfg. of America Corp. (KMA), manufacturers of sub-compact tractors, turf products and utility vehicles, have announced plans to build a manufacturing plant and expand its existing operations in Gainesville, Ga. The 502,000-sq.-ft. plant will be located three...

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Handling bottlenecks in a small shop

May 27, 2015

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Bottlenecks occur in all businesses. How you handle them makes a big difference in your shop’s operation and success.

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File conversion capability added to manufacturing software

May 27, 2015

MIE Solutions has announced the release of MIE File Reader file conversion capability for MIE Trak Pro software. With the addition, the software can take PDF purchase order files from a customer and convert them automatically into sales orders. With this functionality, users can process any...

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EVS Metal gains ITAR certification for New Hampshire facility

May 27, 2015

EVS Metal Inc., a provider of sheet metal fabrication, machining, and integration, has announced that its Keene, N.H., facility has earned International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) certification from the U.S. State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC). This...

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CNH Industrial's North American plant achieves silver status for world class manufacturing

May 27, 2015

The CNH Industrial N.V. plant in Saskatoon, Sask., has been awarded silver status for implementing world class manufacturing (WCM). The plant, which produces equipment for the company's agricultural equipment brands, Case IH and New Holland Agriculture, is the first North American CNH Industrial...

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Skilled trades positions remain hardest to fill, says Talent Shortage Survey

May 27, 2015

ManpowerGroup's annual Talent Shortage Survey has revealed that 32 percent of U.S. employers report difficulties filling job vacancies due to talent shortages. This marks a decrease of 8 percent, falling from 40 percent in 2014. For the sixth consecutive year, skilled trade vacancies are the...

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