Shop Management News

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.

Filter Content
SigmaTEK names senior sales director - TheFabricator.com

SigmaTEK names senior sales director

September 30, 2013

SigmaTEK Systems, a provider of CAD/CAM nesting software and manufacturing process automation, Cincinnati, has announced the promotion of Joseph Keblesh to senior sales director. In this role, he develops, promotes, and supports relationships with partners globally while building and advancing...

Continue Reading

PPI purchases StampSource

September 30, 2013

PPI, Athens, Ga., has signed a memorandum of understanding with StampSource (Taggart Enterprises) to purchase StampSource, a metal stamping and fabricating company in Charlotte, N.C. StampSource will be aligned with Gap Partners under the PPI umbrella to expand its metal stamping and fabrication...

Continue Reading

Springs Fabrication expands capabilities

September 26, 2013

Springs Fabrication, an engineered metal products manufacturing company based in Colorado Springs, Colo., has acquired certain assets and operations of IP Systems of Broomfield, Colo. The location continues to provide isolated process systems to the commercial and nuclear industries....

Continue Reading

Epic Systems adds custom machines project manager - TheFabricator.com

Epic Systems adds custom machines project manager

September 25, 2013

Engineering and fabrication firm Epic Systems Inc., St. Louis, has hired Ryan Sobotka, FE, as project engineer. He designs and works with machine concepts, prototypes, and highly customized machinery projects. A graduate of the University of Missouri with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical...

Continue Reading

Manufacturing Day adds four sponsors

September 25, 2013

Manufacturing Day 2013 recently gained four new key supporters. The Association for Manufacturing Excellence has joined the movement as a Silver Sponsor, while the Manufacturing Talent Development Institute, American Foundry Society, and Wearwell Inc. have come onboard at the Bronze level....

Continue Reading

SigmaTEK names VP of engineering - TheFabricator.com

SigmaTEK names VP of engineering

September 24, 2013

SigmaTEK Systems LLC, a provider of CAD/CAM nesting and manufacturing process automation software, has promoted John Reynolds to vice president of engineering. In this position he is responsible for enhancing current software offerings and developing next-generation products. Since joining the...

Continue Reading

Super Steel celebrates 90 years in business

September 24, 2013

Milwaukee-based Super Steel is marking its 90th anniversary this year. The company was founded in 1923 as a manufacturer of metal basement windows, as well as metal fireproof windows and doors. It gradually began manufacturing metal cabinets, switchboards, air coolers for generators, and bombs for...

Continue Reading

Kenall Mfg. to relocate to Wisconsin

September 24, 2013

Kenall Mfg. has announced the relocation of its corporate headquarters from Gurnee, Ill., to Kenosha, Wis. The newly constructed 354,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility allows the company space for expansion, and 13 acres adjacent to the building are included for potential future development....

Continue Reading

Vincennes University, Hurco partner to provide students with machining technology

September 20, 2013

Hurco Companies Inc., an Indianapolis company that designs and manufactures computerized metal cutting machines, and Vincennes University, Indiana's first college, have formed a partnership to advance manufacturing education in Indiana. Students pursuing a degree in precision machining technology...

Continue Reading

Waukesha Metal Products receives Seven Seals Award - TheFabricator.com

Waukesha Metal Products receives Seven Seals Award

September 19, 2013

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a volunteer agency of the U.S. Dept. of Defense, has presented the Seven Seals Award to Waukesha® Metal Products, a metal forming manufacturer in Sussex, Wis. The award recognizes the company's ongoing support of the men and women who serve...

Continue Reading

HGG Profiling Equipment launches online resource

September 19, 2013

HGG Profiling Equipment, Charleston, S.C., has announced the launch of www.pressurevesselcutting.com, an online resource for manufacturers and fabricators of pressure vessels. The site addresses typical problems associated with manufacturing and fabricating pressure vessels, heat exchangers, and...

Continue Reading

Midsize manufacturers expect revenue gains to continue for the rest of 2013

September 19, 2013

Prime Advantage, a buying consortium for midsized manufacturers based in Chicago, has released the findings of its 12th semiannual Group Outlook Survey, revealing financial projections and top concerns of its member companies for the rest of 2013. The results show continued optimism about revenues...

Continue Reading

Daimler Vans Mfg. expanding in South Carolina

September 19, 2013

Daimler Vans Mfg. has announced plans to expand its existing van assembly plant in Ladson, S.C. The $4.6 million expansion, which will include building improvements and assembly line changes, is expected to generate at least 60 new jobs. It is expected to be completed by 2018. The company, a...

Continue Reading

Bend-IT Inc. adds heat coil fabrication services

September 19, 2013

Bend-IT Inc., Houston, has announced the addition of new services for heat coil fabrication. All fabrication services remain in-house. The company's design team meets with customers to learn more about their specific needs. Factors such as metal thickness and density, type of metal, and curvature...

Continue Reading

Advance Welding celebrates 35th anniversary

September 19, 2013

Advance Welding, West Springfield, Mass., marks its 35th year in business in 2013. The company supplies welding and brazing services to the aerospace, defense, marine, medical, and power generation industries. The company is Nadcap-accredited with merit for fusion welding, resistance welding, and...

Continue Reading