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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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RoboVent Going Green initiative showing results

March 31, 2015

RoboVent, a provider of industrial filtration and ventilation products in Columbus, Ohio, has announced that its Going Green initiative in its corporate offices cut down waste and saved numerous trees from destruction in 2014. The initiative began when the company decided to start recycling all...

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Achates Power wins $14 million military engine project

March 31, 2015

Achates Power Inc., a San Diego developer of internal combustion engines that help increase fuel efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, has been awarded a $14 million project by the National Advanced Mobility Consortium to support research and development work of the U.S. Army Tank...

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AGCO employee wins Women in Manufacturing STEP Ahead Award

March 31, 2015

AGCO, a manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment based in Duluth, Ga., has announced that Marie Livingston, AGCO’s supervisor of application development in Jackson, Minn., has been selected to receive The Manufacturing Institute’s Women in Manufacturing STEP Ahead Award for 2015....

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AAM to sponsor Manufacturing Day

March 31, 2015

The Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM), Washington, D.C., has joined Manufacturing DaySM 2015 as a Gold Sponsor, supplying the national initiative with resources to support manufacturers participating in the program. This is the third year that AAM has been a Gold Sponsor of the program....

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DGI Supply to acquire East Metro Supply

March 31, 2015

Wheeling, Ill.-based DGI Supply, a DoALL Company, has announced plans to acquire East Metro Supply, a specialty tool and full-line industrial distributor in Monroe, N.C. The official close date is scheduled for May 4. East Metro is located 35 miles southwest of Charlotte. DGI plans to...

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Miro Tool expansion continues with addition of laser technology

March 31, 2015

Miro Tool & Mfg. Inc., Waukesha, Wis., a contract manufacturer offering metal stamping, fabrication, and machining, is expanding its manufacturing service capabilities with the purchase of a Mitsubishi eX Series 2-D CO2 laser. Building on its background as a tool and die shop, the company...

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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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