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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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Hiring expectations for manufacturing improve in November for first time since August 2007

November 9, 2009

HR professionals in the manufacturing and service sectors expect hiring in November to surpass levels reached one year ago. This is the first time since February 2008 that year-over-year hiring has...

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Welders to the rescue

November 6, 2009

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In times of trouble we depend on firefighters and rescue personnel to provide assistance.But who do they depend on when they need assistance, particularly when their equipment is worn down or broken? In the areas around St. Charles and Aurora, Ill., they depend on Custom Welding & Fabrication.

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U.S. warship with bow section forged from WTC steel to be commissioned Nov. 7

November 5, 2009

The fifth in a line of a new class of warship will be commissioned and welcomed into the U.S. Navy on Saturday, Nov. 7, at special ceremonies in New York City. What distinguishes the U.S.S. New York,...

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Frost & Sullivan recognizes ESAB as 'Best Partner for Welding & Cutting Systems for Energy Generation'

November 5, 2009

Frost & Sullivan has presented its '2009 Global Best Partners Welding & Cutting Systems for Energy Generation Award' to ESAB. In 2009, the company accounted for nearly 18 per cent of the global...

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Hypertherm, Lincoln Electric discuss no-layoff business model on NPR

November 5, 2009

Metal fabricating industry suppliers Hypertherm, Hanover, N.H., and Cleveland, Ohio-based Lincoln Electric, were featured today on a National Public Radio (NPR) broadcast discussing companies that...

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L.B. Foster, Lally Pipe & Tube joint venture to manufacture precision pipe couplings

November 5, 2009

L.B. Foster Co., Pittsburgh, Pa., has announced a newly formed joint venture between three partners, Kentucky-based Lally Pipe & Tube, L.B. Foster, and industry veteran, Jim Legg. Together, the three...

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GoIndustry DoveBid, GE Healthcare announce strategic collaboration

November 4, 2009

GE Healthcare, a unit of General Electric Company, has announced a strategic collaboration with GoIndustry DoveBid (GoIDB). The partnership enhances GE Healthcare's asset disposal capabilities and...

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Drafting useful drawings

November 3, 2009

No matter what drafting standards you adhereto, a CAD jockey should always strive todeliver information in the best and mostcomplete format to the manufacturing floor.

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Manufacturing activity grows for third consecutive month; growth rate highest since April 2006

November 2, 2009

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in October for the third consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the sixth consecutive month, say the nation's supply executives in...

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NAM disappointed by House health care bill

October 29, 2009

In response to the release of the House of Representatives Affordable Health Care for America Act today, National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President John Engler issued the following...

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HRB prices split: China, Western Europe up; U.S., World down

October 28, 2009

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ Chinese HRB ex-works price for Oct. 26 surged 5.7 percent to $430 per ton after four consecutive declines. The Western European HRB price rose 1.0 percent to...

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Trimmed Parts

Sheet Metal Stamping 101, Part IV

October 27, 2009

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Continuing his series about sheet metal stamping, tool-and-die expert Art Hedrick explains common cutting operations used in stamping: trimming, piercing, blanking, notching, shearing, lancing, and pinch trimming. Find out how they work and which applications are appropriate for each.

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Survey shows improving business conditions—pickup in hiring, capital spending—over next six months

October 26, 2009

The October 26, 2009, National Association for Business Economics (NABE) Industry Survey report, based on responses of 78 NABE members to a survey conducted between Oct. 2 and Oct. 12, 2009 about...

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Federal Reserve survey sees housing, manufacturing improving

October 21, 2009

A Federal Reserve Beige Book survey released today found that housing and manufacturing are driving the early stages of the economic recovery.According to the survey, "many sectors" have either...

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Resistance welding system enhanced with electrically operated linear servo actuators for improved weld pressure control

October 20, 2009

T.J. Snow Co., Chattanooga, Tenn., now offers a resistance welding system with electrically operated linear servo actuators designed to eliminate problems associated with pneumatic systems.The...

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