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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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App for manufacturing business software provides data to all employees

September 20, 2016

Exact has introduced Smart Shop Floor, a cloud-based application for factory operators and workers to retrieve job data, track time and materials, and record job progress within Exact for Manufacturing. The app creates constant, clear communication among all employees, from the back office to the...

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Cannistraro to consolidate, relocate to Boston

September 20, 2016

Massachusetts-based mechanical construction firm J.C. Cannistraro LLC has announced plans to relocate and consolidate its manufacturing and warehousing operations from Wilmington, Watertown, and Stoughton to Boston’s Seaport District. The relocation is expected to be complete in September 2017....

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Quick-change cylinder locks offer static holding force up to 50,000 lbs.

September 20, 2016

Tooling Technology LLC has announced the release of Segen quick-change cylinder locks for tool changeover in stamping, welding, robotics, automation, automotive, and machining applications. The high-strength locks offer static holding force ratings up to 50,000 lbs. The company reports it has...

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Air monitoring system controls network of room ventilation systems

September 19, 2016

Kemper has introduced the Kemper Connect concept, based on automatic communication between the AirWatch air monitoring system and room ventilation systems or extraction systems using a decentralized wireless network. The air monitoring system controls room ventilation systems automatically using a...

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AM General receives automotive manufacturing certification

September 19, 2016

AM General, South Bend, Ind., has announced that several of its facilities now are registered to the ISO/TS 16949:2009 quality standard for manufacturing commercial vehicles. This registration certifies that the company's commercial assembly plant, its warehousing facility in Fort Wayne, Ind., and...

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Turkish Machinery Group participates in IMTS

September 19, 2016

Turkish Machinery Group recently participated for the first time in the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) 2016 in Chicago. Sixteen Turkish companies exhibited their products, and the Turkish Fluid Power Association and Industrial Automation Manufacturers’ Association also...

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NAM survey shows regulations, health care costs are manufacturers’ top concerns

September 16, 2016

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), Washington, D.C., has released the results of its Q3 2016 "Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey," which reveals manufacturers' concerns about rising health care costs and regulatory compliance. “Manufacturers continue to grapple not just with global...

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Additive manufacturing increases its presence at IMTS

September 16, 2016

Ten years ago a metal fabricator could visit the biannual International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago and have the opportunity to view some of the latest press brake and laser cutting technologies. It wasn’t FABTECH®, but the tradeshow still had a decent collection of machine...

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Bass Mechanical earns AISC certification

September 15, 2016

Bass Mechanical Inc., an industrial contracting company located in Elizabethtown, Pa., has received certification as a certified building fabricator from the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC). This certification represents that Bass Mechanical has the personnel, knowledge,...

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Metal fabrication market to grow to $21.38 billion by 2024

September 15, 2016

Investments in global infrastructure projects have been increasing rapidly over the past decade, and this presents a growing opportunity for the prefabricated construction market to grow considerably in the coming years, according to Albany, N.Y.-based Transparency Market Research (TMR). This acts...

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Weldaloy appoints VP/GM

September 15, 2016

Warren, Mich.-based Weldaloy, a provider of custom copper, aluminum, and other nonferrous forgings, has promoted Kurt Ruppenthal from vice president and chief manufacturing executive to vice president and general manager. Before joining the company in 2014 as engineering manager, Ruppenthal served...

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American Metal Roofs donates roof for veteran’s memorial in Michigan

September 15, 2016

American Metal Roofs, Flint, Mich., has donated the roofing materials for the Veterans Bell Memorial in Montrose, Mich. The memorial honors active-duty veterans, as well as reservists and National Guardsmen.What started out as a tribute by Charlie Emmendorfer of CRE Welding in Montrose to honor his...

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Shop technology and 3-D CAD: Changing the hierarchy and file names within CAD assemblies

September 15, 2016 | By Gerald Davis

Columnist Gerald Davis provides file organization and renaming guidance, so that the CAD operator doesn’t make a needless mistake that can boost frustration and reduce modeling efficiency.

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Coldwater Machine hires VP of sales and marketing

September 14, 2016

Coldwater, Ohio-based Coldwater Machine Co. has hired Daniel Barry as vice president of sales and marketing. He has more than 25 years of capital equipment and automation experience in a variety of industry sectors. Before joining the company, Barry formed WEMA Vogtland America LLC in 2010, a U.S....

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Meritor donates $5,000 to American Red Cross for Louisiana flood relief efforts

September 14, 2016

Meritor Inc., Troy, Mich., has donated $5,000 to the American Red Cross to help with relief efforts in Denham Springs, La., which was hard-hit by flooding in August. An estimated 90 percent of homes and businesses were damaged in the southeast Louisiana town of 10,000 people.The company is a...

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