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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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Resistance welding inverters features quick rise times

August 7, 2007

The ISA-4000CR large-scale inverter for resistance welding, from Miyachi Unitek Corp., can produce 4,000 amps primary. It has five feedback modes, NEMA-style enclosure, built-in weld monitoring, a...

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Dot matrix machine has integrated image processing

August 7, 2007

Borries Marking Systems offers its model 350 dot matrix machine with integrated image processing for marking verification for traceability and lot control.Designed to meet AS 9132 requirements for...

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Stainless steel leveling feet added to framing system

August 7, 2007

80/20 Inc. has added stainless steel leveling feet to its T-slotted aluminum framing system, the Industrial Erector Set®.Eight 304 stainless steel bases, with or without floor-mount holes, are...

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EMMA plans fall metal manufacturing conference in Chicago

August 7, 2007

The Expanded Metal Manufacturers Association (EMMA), a division of the National Association of Architectural Metal Manufacturers (NAAMM), Glen Ellyn, Ill., will hold its fall conference at the...

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Omnova employee earns first lean gold certification

August 7, 2007

The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), Dearborn, Mich., the Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME), Arlington Heights, Ill., and the Shingo Prize for Excellence in Manufacturing, Logan,...

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Dust collector has explosion vent

July 24, 2007

Farr Air Pollution Control now offers its Gold Series® dust collector with a new explosion vent for applications involving explosive dust capture.The X-vent is NFPA-approved and CD- and...

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Resistance welding inspection system introduced

July 24, 2007

Automation Systems and Design (ASD) has introduced a vision-based product designed to inspect critical features of resistance welding electrodes.The QCweld950 inspects tip diameter, angle, height,...

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New brushes added to maintenance products

July 10, 2007

Weiler® Corp. has added several items to its line of maintenance products.The comfort-grip hand scrub brush with polypropylene fill now comes with a contoured handle and rubber insert.Two new...

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Resistance welding inverter suitable for projection welding

July 10, 2007

Miyachi Unitek Corp. has introduced the ISA-2000CR resistance welding inverter.The inverter includes five feedback modes, a NEMA-style enclosure, built-in weld monitoring, a communications package,...

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Connecting with employees

July 10, 2007

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Quickly growing companies find that keeping communication channels functioning and creating new ones are critical to sustaining the culture that made them good workplaces when they were small.

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Selling Chrysler

July 10, 2007

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Selling Chrysler only nine years after the merger is a de facto admission that it was a mistake. While some analysts publicly wondered if Daimler would not eventually sell Chrysler, the suddenness of the declaration was unexpected.

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Employment hunting on the web

Job hopping—A sign of the times

June 26, 2007

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The average employee no longer stays with the same company until retirement. Some change jobs frequently. Job hopping can pose problems for both employees and employers. When workers pursue jobs that are good fits for their skills and interests, and when employers strive to meet these workers' most important needs, everyone wins.

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Don't underestimate India

June 12, 2007

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TPA recently hosted a tour of eight tube and pipe producers and fabricators throughout India. Although the country is not advanced, this tour and a recent report by Goldman Sachs reveal where it stands and where it is likely to go in the near future. Its capabilities are modernizing and Goldman Sachs expects its economy to overtake the U.S. economy by 2050.

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Great Lakes Air Systems expands role of Iowa office

June 12, 2007

Great Lakes Air Systems, Clawson, Mich., a provider of welding air filtration, has expanded the capabilities of its Council Bluffs, Iowa, office to include service and maintenance of dust collection...

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CPC brings hazard and exposure plans online

June 12, 2007

Compliance Publishing Corp., a publisher of employee safety compliance information, has released a program that allows online creation, modification, and publication of the OSHA-required Hazard...

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