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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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Force Fabrication quality system passes ISO9001:2008 audit

March 31, 2015

Force Fabrication Inc., a provider of precision sheet metal fabrication and manufacturing services, has announced that its quality system has been recertified to ISO9001:2008. The company produces complex, low- to medium-volume assemblies; quick-turn prototypes; and new product introduction...

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Boring manufacturing data acts up a bit

March 31, 2015

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Economic indicators have been boring. This may change. The data slipped a bit this month, though it's too soon to say if it's a trend. Regardless, business owners are happy with boring.

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Study indicates manufacturing faces pressing need to evolve risk assessment capabilities

March 30, 2015

A new study, "Understanding Risk Assessment Practices at Manufacturing Companies," conducted jointly by Deloitte and the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI), uncovers complex business risks and disruptors facing manufacturers, as well as a pressing need for the industry to...

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AC drive suitable for material handling, conveyor applications

March 30, 2015

Siemens has released the single-axis Sinamics V20 AC drive, frame size E, with both low overload and high overload ratings. It offers simplified setup and operation with energy efficiency. With a power rating from 1/6 to 40 HP at 480 VAC, the drive is available in five frame sizes for material...

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Working in a cold shop

March 26, 2015

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Winter weather conditions affect much of the country, but most people live and work in warm surroundings. Not so those in some fabricating shops. Here’s how one shop in North Carolina deals with the cold.

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Laser marking software upgraded

March 26, 2015

Amada Miyachi America Inc. has updated its LMF laser marker’s software and control card. The updates add advanced marking features, including editing of nodes within graphic vector files. In addition, Marker Motion™, QR codes, and True Type fonts are supported for operation in a production...

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System adds stability to lift trucks

March 26, 2015

The Stärke Continuous Stability System helps reduce the incidence of lift truck tipping while turning corners or traveling on uneven surfaces. A fixed drive wheel and two cantilevered, spring-loaded casters are in constant contact with the ground, supporting the stability of the lift truck and...

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NIMS director to lead SkillsUSA manufacturing students at WorldSkills Competition in Brazil

March 25, 2015

SkillsUSA has appointed Montez King, director of credentialing for the National Institute for Metalworking Skills Inc. (NIMS), as a volunteer expert for the Manufacturing Team Challenge (MTC) students competing at the 43rd WorldSkills Competition, Aug. 11 to 16 in São Paulo, Brazil. King is...

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GSM Industrial appoints field services account manager

March 25, 2015

GSM Industrial Inc., a provider of structural steel and plate metal design, fabrication, and installation contracting in Lancaster, Pa., has hired Robert (Bob) Holton as field services account manager. In this position, Holton focuses on expanding the company’s customer base by providing...

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Fox Machinery Associates announces new website

March 25, 2015

Bridgeport, Pa.-based Fox Machinery Associates, a provider of metal fabricating machinery and tools serving Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, Maryland, and West Virginia, has launched a new website at www.foxmachinery.com. The site allows visitors to get quotes for service, parts,...

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Fox Machinery Associates names sales engineer

March 25, 2015

Fox Machinery Associates, Bridgeport, Pa., has appointed Alex Skypala as sales engineer. A graduate of Clemson University with a degree in industrial engineering, he assists customers in the New Jersey and Philadelphia areas. The company is a provider of metal fabricating machinery and tools...

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Modern Manufacturing in the Cloud

Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2015 1:00 PM (CST)

Sponsored by Epicor Software Corp.

Length: 60:00

The manufacturing renaissance we're seeing is fueled by new technologies. Technologies that have changed our shop floors. .

Fronius USA names sales/application engineer to tech support staff

March 24, 2015

Fronius USA has hired Seth Perrin as sales/application engineer in its Portage, Ind., headquarters. He is a 5-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, where he gained his interest in welding. Perrin graduated from Pennsylvania College of Technology with a bachelor’s degree in welding...

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Aluminum Extruders Council recognizes two volunteers for outstanding contributions

March 24, 2015

The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC), based in Wauconda, Ill., has presented the Distinguished Service Award to Tom Schabel, CEO of Alexandria Industries, Alexandria, Minn., and the Volunteer of the Year Award to Jerome Fourmann, technical manager for Rio Tinto Alcan North American Primary...

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Wells Lighting to create 200 jobs in Georgia

March 24, 2015

Korea-based light manufacturer Wells Lighting will locate its first North American headquarters in Millen, Ga., creating more than 200 jobs and investing $30 million into the project over the next two years. The firm produces general lighting/streetlights, industrial lighting, solar...

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