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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A key tool in building a winning culture

January 16, 2014 | By Dan Davis

Metal fabricating shops that perform well have well-performing workforces. It sounds too simple, but you’ll hear the same thing from managers in these high-performance organizations. Company owners and managers don’t debate about spending money on training programs that help to keep skills...

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U.S. small businesses increase revenue exporting to China

January 15, 2014 | By Vicki Bell

If you think only large U.S. corporations export to China, you’re wrong. Small businesses export as well. Money.cnn.com recently profiled five small businesses that currently are exporting their products to China. These products include wine, air purifiers, wallpaper, explosives detection...

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Case about unlawfully dumped LG, Samsung refrigerators sent back to ITC

January 15, 2014

Home appliance manufacturer Whirlpool Corp., Benton Harbor, Mich., has announced that it has won a key decision in its appeal of a case intended to stop unlawful refrigerator dumping by LG and Samsung in the U.S. market. The U.S. Court of International Trade (ITC) agreed with Whirlpool that the...

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Remy Intl. acquires assets of USA Industries

January 15, 2014

Remy Intl., Pendleton, Ind., a manufacturer, remanufacturer, and distributor of starters and alternators for light-vehicle and commercial-vehicle applications, locomotive products, and hybrid electric motors, has acquired substantially all assets of USA Industries. The Bay Shore, N.Y., company is a...

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JBT Corp. receives $19 million airport gate equipment order

January 15, 2014

JBT Corp., Chicago, has announced that its JBT AeroTech business has been awarded a contract valued at more than $19 million for a major airport in Asia. The contract includes the supply of Jetway® passenger boarding bridges, JetPower® ground power units, and JetAire® preconditioned air...

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Elastomeric adhesives

Elastomeric adhesives coat and seal seams on most metals

January 15, 2014

Henkel Corp. has introduced two silane-modified polymer adhesives, Teroson® MS 930™ and Teroson MS 939™, designed for elastic bonding, coating, and seam and joint sealing on most metal, plastic, and composite substrates. These flexible elastomeric adhesives provide...

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SME to host forum on NASA technology in manufacturing

January 15, 2014

Dearborn, Mich.-based SME, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of manufacturing, has received a $40,000 grant from the New Economy Initiative of Southeast Michigan (NEI) to share NASA technologies with regional businesses. The SME Technology Interchange, featuring NASA...

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Gas fired belt conveyor

Gas-fired belt conveyor oven preheats steel parts

January 15, 2014

Grieve has produced No. 956, a gas-fired, 800-degrees-F belt conveyor oven currently used for preheating steel parts at a customer's facility. Workspace dimensions are 30 by 108 by 39 in. The modulating natural gas burner heats the unit with 400,000 Btu/hr., while a 4,200-CFM, 3-HP...

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Xtreme Stainless to move in Wisconsin

January 14, 2014

Xtreme Stainless LLC, a metal fabrication firm located in Sussex, Wis., has announced plans to move to a proposed 16,128-sq.-ft. industrial building to be built on a vacant site in Germantown, Wis. The building will include a 2,650-sq.-ft. storage mezzanine and has room for a future 10,000-sq.-ft....

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Hawk Mfg. to acquire NQM

January 14, 2014

CNC machine shop Hawk Mfg., Charlotte, N.C., a partner of Global Earth Energy Inc., Wilmington, N.C., has signed an agreement to acquire NQM Inc., an aerospace machine shop. The acquisition is expected to close on or before March 1. Hawk is acquiring companies that manufacture complementary...

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Miller Mfg. acquires Allied Precision Industries

January 10, 2014

Miller Mfg. Co., Eagan, Minn., has purchased Allied Precision Industries Inc. (API), Elburn, Ill. According to Miller, the acquisition broadens and strengthens its offerings of farm, ranch, and pet products. Miller continues to market acquired products under the API product brand. Miller will...

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Lubricating system distributes high-viscosity lubricants at up to 500 PSI

January 10, 2014

Industrial Innovations has introduced the Pro-Mix model to its Spra-Rite lubricant proportional mixing machines. They blend synthetic, semisynthetic, and emulsified lubricants at multiple dilution ratios. The machines feature a new controls package that can run single or multiple machines and...

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Recruiter helps manufacturers fill technical positions

January 9, 2014

Prevue HR Systems acts as an extension of a manufacturing company's human resources department by providing turnkey hiring of technical personnel. Using an automated online hiring system and consulting services, the firm helps HR professionals evaluate candidates and fill key positions. The...

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Super Steel announces organizational changes

January 9, 2014

Super Steel, a contract manufacturer in Milwaukee serving the agricultural, construction, industrial, transportation, and defense markets, has announced several staff changes. Jason Gaare has been named vice president of sales and materials. He has held various leadership positions within the...

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Hobart Institute

Hobart Institute opens new training area

January 9, 2014

Hobart Institute of Welding Technology, Troy, Ohio, has opened a 6,360-sq.-ft. addition for training welders. The structure contains 52 new arc welding booths equipped for all processes and a fume exhaust system. Currently operating at full capacity, the institute can accommodate an...

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