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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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Nobody's favorite word—Layoffs

November 25, 2008

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Mass layoffs are occurring with greater and greater frequency. With proper planning, some may have been avoidable. Some troubled companies may be able to find alternatives to layoffs, and all can take steps to minimize layoff pain for both the displaced workers and those who remain on the job.

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Metal formers expect business deterioration to continue

November 20, 2008

According to the November 2008 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report, metal forming companies expect business conditions to continue to deteriorate during the next three...

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The price of green: Stewardship and prosperity

November 11, 2008

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Time spent researching green cleaning products and determining what's right for your operation is time well spent. Approach your green initiative as a new business venture. Be wary of greenwashed products and make smart decisions. Both the planet and your bottom line will thank you.

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Falcon 9 Rocket SpaceX

Rocket science, entrepreneur-style

November 11, 2008

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Managers, designers, and manufacturing engineers at Space Exploration Technologies have come up with a new way to design and manufacture a rocket.

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Differential-pressure control panels for cartridge dust collectors introduced

November 11, 2008

United Air Specialists (UAS) has introduced two new digital pulse cleaning control panels to monitor differential pressure on its line of cartridge dust collectors. The digital pressure control (DPC)...

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Precision leveler provides shape correction on boron-clad material

November 11, 2008

B&K, a division of Formtek-Maine, has produced a 3.5 series precision parts leveler for a customer in Canada. The machine provides shape correction on boron-clad material coming off the rolling mill...

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Lifting magnets require minimal operating maintenance

November 11, 2008

SafeHold® RPL series permanent lifting magnets from Eriez® can lift and transfer steel and iron without slings, hooks, or cables, and without marring the surface. The magnets require minimal...

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Heavy-duty permanent sweeper magnet available in various strengths

November 11, 2008

Storch Magnetics manufactures the Magnetic Road Sweeper that uses either a permanent magnet or an electromagnet for vehicle-mounted applications to sweep industrial or commercial floors, work sites,...

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Air filtration system designed for metal cutting operations

November 11, 2008

Great Lakes Air Systems has introduced Plaser for metal cutting air filtration.The unit is designed for the needs of the laser, plasma, and torch cutting industries. The complete, integral package...

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Vacuum lifter works in small footprint

November 11, 2008

Anver Corp. has introduced a compact, high-capacity vacuum lifter for heavy lifting applications requiring a small footprint.The E4000M16 lifter incorporates all-welded steel construction with double...

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Pressure-blast cabinet delivers media particles at high velocities

November 11, 2008

Guyson Corp. has introduced a compact, direct-pressure media delivery module available on several sizes of industrial manual cabinets. The 8-EP is the largest blast cabinet to be fitted with the...

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Hydro Aluminum contributes engineering, fabrication to GO trailer

November 11, 2008

Hydro Aluminum's Extrusion Americas unit, Linthicum, Md., teamed with SylvanSport to create the GO trailer, a miniature mobile adventure camper.The 800-lb. pop-up camper sleeps four and hauls up to...

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International trade fair emphasizes product development using mechatronics

November 11, 2008

The mechatroniX trade fair is scheduled for June 16-18, 2009, in the Augsburg trade fair center in Germany. The trade fair emphasizes the mechatronic approach to product development, according to...

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Indalex honored as Good Corporate Citizen for environmental practices

November 11, 2008

The Indalex Inc. aluminum extrusion facility at City of Industry, Calif., has been awarded a Certificate of Recognition and been named a Good Corporate Citizen by the Sanitation Districts of Los...

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Moldex® hires VP of North American sales

November 11, 2008

Moldex®-Metric Inc., Culver City, Calif., has hired John Ambrosio as vice president of North America sales and Marv Maddox as international sales manager.Ambrosio has served as the vice president...

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