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

NBT announces spring scholarship winners

December 16, 2013

Nine students seeking careers in manufacturing each earned $1,500 or $2,500 toward their postsecondary studies from Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs®, The Foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), Rockford, Ill. For the first time NBT awarded manufacturing...

Continue Reading

FMS adds sales team member

December 16, 2013

Flexible Manufacturing Systems (FMS), Rockford, Ill., has announced the addition of Karl Zoller to its sales team. Zoller, who covers the Illinois territory, has more than 30 years of experience in metal fabrication. FMS sells Prima Power, RAS, Midwest Sandright, Sertom, Baykal, and other metal...

Continue Reading

As economy gains momentum, manufacturers could be left out, says ThomasNet.com

December 16, 2013

Just as the U.S. jobless rate hits a five-year low, and companies project stronger growth, manufacturers are in danger of losing out on the upswing because of a lackadaisical recruitment and rebranding effort, according to research from ThomasNet.com. A recent ThomasNet.com® Industry Market...

Continue Reading

Epic Systems hires mechanical designer

December 11, 2013

Epic Systems Inc., St. Louis, has hired Dave Stawarski as mechanical designer. He is responsible for process design for piping, fabrication drawings, and the creation of mechanical and structural models. Assisting in general project support, he is involved in the company’s process projects, from...

Continue Reading

United Steel launches United Metal Solutions

December 11, 2013

United Steel Inc. has launched a new division to fabricate metal parts and components. United Metal Solutions provides strategic production services for manufacturers, maintenance and repair operations, public utilities, aerospace companies, and power generation firms located primarily in the...

Continue Reading

Southern Metal Fabricators launches new website

December 10, 2013

Southern Metal Fabricators Inc. (SMF), a custom metal fabricator in Albertville, Ala., has launched a mobile-friendly portfolio website at www.southernmetalfab.com. The site highlights recent projects across categories such as pollution control, material handling, bulk handling, and industrial...

Continue Reading

Revolution Capital Group completes acquisition of Maysteel

December 10, 2013

Revolution Capital Group, Los Angeles, has acquired Maysteel, a manufacturer of precision sheet metal enclosures in Allenton, Wis. According to Revolution Capital Group, the acquisition fits its plan to expand its portfolio of manufacturing companies....

Continue Reading

Newcomb Spring of Connecticut appoints general manager

December 10, 2013

Decatur, Ga.-based Newcomb Spring Corp. has named Daniel (Dan) Tetreault as the new general manager of its New England facility, Newcomb Spring of Connecticut. In this position he oversees day-to-day operations at the plant; leads new business development; and assists customers in the manufacture...

Continue Reading

Petroferm establishes redesigned website

December 5, 2013

Petroferm, a Vantage Specialty Chemicals business in Gurnee, Ill., has launched a redesigned website at www.petroferm.com. New features include a comprehensive product search function that allows visitors to select aqueous, semiaqueous, manual, and vapor degreasing cleaning products based on key...

Continue Reading

Ford grants automotive approval to IRMCO

December 5, 2013

IRMCO® Advanced Lubricant Technologies, Evanston, Ill., a manufacturer of oil-free metal forming and tube bending lubricants, has received worldwide automotive approval from Ford Motor Co.® Ford has approved the 323 series, a medium-viscosity, highly dilutable lubricant that can be removed with...

Continue Reading

Schletter Inc. opens facility in North Carolina

December 4, 2013

Schletter© Inc., a provider of photovoltaic mounting systems, has opened its North American headquarters in Shelby, N.C. The facility employs more than 100 people and gives the company the largest production capacity for solar mounting systems in the U.S., it states. With expansion completed, the...

Continue Reading

Shickel Corp. celebrates 75th anniversary

December 4, 2013

Specialty design and fabrication company Shickel Corp., Bridgewater, Va., marks its 75th year in business in 2013. The company, which began as a machine shop and repair business, went through several manifestations over the years, eventually finding its niche in stainless steel. Today the company...

Continue Reading

Praxair to fund welding scholarships through AWS program and SkillsUSA competition

December 3, 2013

Praxair Inc., Danbury, Conn., has announced that its global giving program will fund more than $200,000 in scholarships over the next five years for AWS and SkillsUSA. The scholarships will support the education and hands-on training of student welders in the U.S. Through its Praxair Distribution...

Continue Reading

Small manufacturers expected to claim more of global lubricants market

December 3, 2013

With total 2012 global lubricant demand estimated at 38.7 million metric tons, the market is effectively flat over 2011. Both North America and Western Europe continue to stagnate below prerecession levels; the Asian market also waned in 2012, with the most significant change being a net decline in...

Continue Reading

FABTECH 2013 breaks records

December 3, 2013

FABTECH® 2013, held Nov. 18-21, set records in terms of numbers of attendees and exhibitors, as well as floor space. 40,667 attendees visited 1,573 exhibitors at product displays spread across 650,000 sq. ft. of exhibits at McCormick Place in Chicago. The FABTECH educational conference, held...

Continue Reading