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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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Program teaches 112 high school girls about succeeding in STEM professions

April 11, 2016

On April 9, 112 high school girls interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) careers from 16 Milwaukee-area schools had the opportunity to engage with and learn from successful women in a variety of STEM professions. This Prep-Pro (Preparing to be a Professional) Workshop...

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Advanced Heat Treat Corp. reorganizes sales/marketing department

April 7, 2016

Waterloo, Iowa-based Advanced Heat Treat Corp. (AHT), a provider of heat-treat and metallurgical services to companies worldwide, has reorganized its sales and marketing department with the implementation of a new technical services team to assist customers with quote requests, certifications and...

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Building memories

April 7, 2016

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Do any of your earliest memories involve work? Josh Welton remembers using a drawknife and a hatchet to help his parents prepare wood for a log home. It was a communal labor of love that likely fostered his love of making things by hand.

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SST installs MRO cold spray system in Latin America

April 7, 2016

CenterLine (Windsor) Ltd.’s Supersonic Spray Technologies (SST™) division, Windsor, Ont., has commissioned its first cold spray installation in Latin America at Venequip SA, a private company with 11 divisions across Venezuela that sells, services, maintains, and supports heavy equipment for...

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Banker Steel acquires NYCC

April 7, 2016

Banker Steel, Lynchburg, Va., has acquired NYCC, which comprises NYC Constructors LLC, New York, N.Y., and MRP LLC, South Plainfield, N.J. The transaction expands Banker’s capabilities in the New York City commercial construction market. With more than 300 employees in New York and New Jersey,...

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MagneGas moves into new Florida headquarters

April 6, 2016

MagneGas Corp., the inventor of a process that converts liquid waste into MagneGas2® fuel, has moved to its new company headquarters outside Tampa, Fla. The 18,000-sq.-ft. facility contains more space to demonstrate the technology to potential customers. It also includes a larger area for R&D....

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Bohler-Uddeholm, eifeler Coatings Technology open joint service/coating center

April 6, 2016

The new joint Bohler-Uddeholm Service Center and eifeler Coatings Technology PVD Coating Center has opened in Middleburg Heights, Ohio. Tooling materials manufacturer Bohler-Uddeholm, based in Elgin, Ill., has increased its material saw cutting capabilities and capacity It also has added...

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Norsk Titanium announces supply chain services agreement with Precision Holdings

April 6, 2016

Oslo, Norway-based Norsk Titanium AS, a provider of aerospace-grade additive manufacturing technology, has announced a long-term supply chain services agreement with Precision Holdings, Windsor, Conn., a portfolio company of Texas-based private equity firm Insight Equity Holdings LLC. The deal...

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Ford to build $1.6 billion assembly plant in Mexico

April 6, 2016

Ford Motor Co., Dearborn, Mich., has announced plans to invest $1.6 billion to build an assembly plant in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Construction is expected to begin in summer 2016. By 2020, the facility will create 2,800 jobs, the automaker reports. The plant will build small cars for export to...

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Hydraulic tables tilt 0 to 90 degrees, hold up to 6,000 lbs.

April 6, 2016

Verti-Lift offers a line of heavy-duty standard and wide-base hydraulic tilt tables that tilt from 0 to 90 degrees and hold up to 6,000 lbs. They are suitable for use in automotive and appliance manufacturing environments, where tilters on the line side allow operators to bring totes to a 45-degree...

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Dengensha America adds technical service engineer

April 5, 2016

Dengensha America, a provider of resistance welding equipment based in Bedford, Ohio, has hired Jack Zhang as technical service engineer. In this position, he provides customer service and support assistance for new and existing resistance welding customers in the U.S. and Canada and troubleshoots...

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Mist collector designed for metalworking industry

April 5, 2016

Clarcor Industrial Air has introduced the SHM SmogHog® media mist collector. Designed for the metalworking industry, it uses a three-stage filtration process that progressively reduces the mist concentration, resulting in greater than 99 percent particle removal efficiency, says the company....

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Lift trucks introduced

April 4, 2016

Big Lift LLC has added two lift trucks to its Joey line. The J1-190 can reach a working height of 22 ft. and accommodates a large battery for extended run times. The J2-72 is a low-level order picker that features a 2,000-lb. total vehicle capacity and can lift 1,500-lb. pallets up to 72 in....

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Egan opens St. Joseph-Benton Harbor office, adds service staff

April 4, 2016

Mechanical contractor and fabricator Andy J. Egan Co. has opened a St. Joseph-Benton Harbor, Mich., office. This is the company’s third location, adding to its Grand Rapids headquarters and satellite office in Kalamazoo. The firm offers turnkey services including custom HVAC service preventive...

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Demand variation: Challenge or opportunity in custom metal fabrication

April 4, 2016

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For custom fabricators, demand variation is a fact of life, but this doesn’t mean that a shop can’t mitigate its effect. Lean consultant Jeff Sipes describes several options that can help make life easier, even for shops that deal with extreme shifts in demand.

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