Shop Management

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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AJW Architectural Products to expand in Texas

February 11, 2015

AJW Architectural Products, New Windsor, N.Y., has announced the selection of Comfort, Texas, as the site for its new manufacturing/warehouse facility. The first phase of the project will be a 150,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing/office/warehouse facility. This phase will employ about 120 people in...

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Still Building America—Backup plans matter

February 11, 2015

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What happens when your employment situation changes? If you have a backup plan, you might find that the change was just what you needed to move forward.

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New Page Capital acquires Engineered Steel Products

February 10, 2015

New Page Capital, a Greensboro, N.C.-based private equity firm focused on investing in privately held companies in the Piedmont Triad region, has acquired Engineered Steel Products, a structural steel manufacturing company in Sophia, N.C. The firm, which employs 30 people, fabricates more than...

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Nelson receives Navistar Diamond Supplier Award

February 10, 2015

Nelson Global Products, Stoughton, Wis., has received Navistar's Diamond Supplier Award for 2015. Given to 26 of Navistar's 1,200 global suppliers, the award recognizes outstanding achievement in quality, delivery, technology, and cost. The company produces exhaust system components and...

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MW Industries Inc. acquires Helical Products Co.

February 10, 2015

MW Industries, a provider of highly engineered springs, specialty fasteners, machined parts, and precision components in Rosemont, Ill., has acquired Helical Products Co. Inc. Based in Santa Maria, Calif., Helical manufactures standard and custom couplings, U-joints, and machined...

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Accounting capabilities added to cloud-based manufacturing business software

February 10, 2015

Exact has added its own accounting capabilities to its cloud-based business software for small manufacturers and wholesale distributors. Existing and new customers of Exact Online Manufacturing or Wholesale Distribution business software can use the new accounting features as part of a...

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Girl Scouts participate in hands-on STEM workshop with Cincinnati manufacturing companies

February 10, 2015

Definity Partners, Ojett, Upside Innovations, and Scarlet Oaks Career Campus of Cincinnati recently held a manufacturing and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) workshop for two troops from the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio chapter to inspire girls to explore STEM at a younger age and...

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Windows-based tablet gives overview of fabrication workshop

February 10, 2015

LVD Strippit has introduced Touch-i4, an industrial-strength, wireless, Windows®-based tablet that provides an overview of the entire fabrication workshop. It generates and presents live information needed to manage networked LVD laser, punching, and bending machines, giving shop managers critical...

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Wirefab purchases fiber laser cutting machine

February 9, 2015

Worcester, Mass.-based Wirefab Inc., a manufacturer of wire and metal-based products for restaurant equipment manufacturers, bakeries, OEMs, and display industries, has purchased a new TRUMPF® 1030 fiber laser cutting machine. The machine allows the company to cut up to 0.5-in.-thick...

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Next-generation skilled-welder training program set to launch

February 9, 2015

Milwaukee-based Super Steel has partnered with the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin (HCCW) to launch a collaborative welder skills development program to train and place the next generation of manufacturing talent in welding careers. This program is a part of the HCCW Welder Training...

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PTR’s job shop adds EBW system, expands metallographic lab

February 9, 2015

PTR-Precision Technologies Inc., Enfield, Conn., has added an electron beam welding (EBW) system to its job shop. The small-chamber system allows fast throughput with short pumping cycles and multistation fixtures for small components and high volumes. The system, which has full 5-axis CNC with...

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Güdel appoints account manager for powertrain systems

February 9, 2015

Ann Arbor, Mich.-based Güdel Inc., a supplier of linear-motion modules, robot track motion units, gantry robots, and components, has appointed Craig Kemp as account manager, powertrain systems. Kemp leads all U.S. powertrain systems sales efforts and provides North American sales support to Güdel...

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Industrial caster reduces initial, turning force

February 9, 2015

Caster Concepts Inc. offers TWERGO® (an acronym for twin or triple wheel ergonomic), a caster designed to reduce the force needed to start, stop, and turn a cart. Lab testing shows a 25 percent gain in efficiency through the implementation of two design features: the patented wheel design...

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Manufacturing technology orders up 3.1 percent in 2014

February 9, 2015

December U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $506.89 million according to AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the United States Manufacturing Technology Orders (USMTO) program, was up 32.7 percent from November and up...

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Diversification makes life easier on the roller coaster

February 6, 2015

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Even in the face of falling oil prices and the potential slowdown of offshore fabrication work, Bill New, president of New Industries Inc., Morgan City, La., still looks forward to coming to work each day.

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