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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Plouse Precision Mfg. launches virtual factory tour

December 15, 2009

Plouse Precision Mfg., a contract manufacturer in Harrisburg, Pa., has established an online virtual factory tour that enables visitors to the company's Web site to take an inside look at the...

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Wallover Oil purchases assets of Larson Chemical

December 15, 2009

Wallover Oil Co., Strongsville, Ohio, a manufacturer of industrial lubricants and cleaners, has purchased the assets of Larson Chemical Co., Greendale, Wis.William J. Pearcy, vice president of sales...

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PEERS government program directs stimulus funds to energy-efficient retrofits

December 15, 2009

Manufacturing has yet to reap many benefits from the $780 billion stimulus package, but an industry economist has uncovered a program that delivers both financial rewards and environmental benefits to...

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Eriez® adds robotic welding machine at Erie facility

December 15, 2009

Eriez, Erie, Pa., has purchased a robotic welding machine to help maintain accuracy while meeting increasing production volumes. Testing before the purchase showed that the unit can complete 90...

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Account manager joins Elite Mfg. Technologies

December 15, 2009

Elite Mfg. Technologies, Bloomingdale, Ill., has hired Steve Schommer as account manager. He brings more than 15 years of sales experience in fabricating and outsourcing to the position.In his new...

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LAI to manufacture JSF jet structural components

December 15, 2009

LAI Intl. Inc., a Scottsdale, Ariz., supplier of precision components and subassemblies for OEMs, has entered into a multiyear, multimillion-dollar frame agreement to manufacture structural components...

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Durable Mecco partners with Manufacturing Solutions

December 15, 2009

Durable Mecco, a provider of marking systems in Franklin Park, Ill., has formed a strategic partnership with Manufacturing Solutions Inc. based in Beaumont, Texas.The partnership allows Durable Mecco...

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Dallas Industries purchased by Advanced Feedlines LLC

December 10, 2009

Dallas Industries has announced its purchase by Advanced FeedLines LLC, a new management firm specializing in pressroom equipment. The announcement was made by Dallas president and managing partner...

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ISM Semiannual Economic Forecast: Manufacturing growth expected in 2010

December 8, 2009

Economic growth in the U.S. will resume in 2010, said the nation's purchasing and supply management executives in their December 2009 Semiannual Economic Forecast. Expectations for 2010 are for the...

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Cleaning station designed for hand-held GMAW guns

December 7, 2009

Arndt Enterprise Ltd. has introduced the HRP-3V nozzle cleaning station, designed for welding shops using hand-held GMAW guns. The system can be used with any GMAW gun brand and all sizes of nozzles...

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Cleaning station designed for robotic GMAW guns

December 7, 2009

Arndt Enterprise Ltd. has introduced the AE-SC2CV nozzle cleaning station with pneumatic reamer, designed for manufacturers using robotic GMAW guns. The system can be used with all brands of robotic...

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NAM says EPA endangerment finding will hurt manufacturers' competitiveness

December 7, 2009

National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Vice President of Energy & Resources Policy Keith McCoy issued the following statement today on the Environment Protection Agency's (EPA) final...

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Manufacturing sector economic activity expands for fourth consecutive month

December 3, 2009

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in November for the fourth consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the seventh consecutive month, said the nation's supply executives...

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Creating a time analysis to measure shop floor efficiency

December 2, 2009

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A time analysis in a fabrication business is much more than just a study of labor functions. When done correctly, time analysis considers the total picture of an operation.

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3-D CAD design communication skills

December 2, 2009

If a face-to-face meeting can't be held, thenit is incumbent upon the 3-D CAD crew toproduce other kinds of documents tocommunicate the same information tocustomers. Gerald Davis provides examples ofhow to do this.

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