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Brown Dog Welding LLC

August 9, 2010

Josh Welton at Work Photo by Matt Trombley Mount Clemens, Mich. 586-258-8255 www.browndogwelding.com By Josh Welton OPENED: My wife, Darla, and I started Brown Dog Welding in the spring of 2008. WHY: It came out of my desire to weld. As a millwright...

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Harco Metal Products

August 9, 2010

Harco engineers assess project specifics at the quality table. Southwest Headquarters: 941 W. 23rd St. Tempe, AZ 85282 480-829-0450 Southeast Headquarters: 185 10th St. S.E. Fort Payne, AL 35968 256-845-3885 By Claire Pearson...

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Patriot Welding & Fabrication LLC

August 9, 2010

534 Mammoth Road Pelham, NH 03076 603-635-9755 By: Bill and Christen Grinley 1/15/2010 OPENED FOR BUSINESS: My wife of 19 years, Christen, and I opened in the summer of 2002 as a sole proprietorship. Today, nearly 10 years later, we operate as an LLC with a 51/49...

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Manufacturers and job shop owners discuss social media

August 9, 2010

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Having a strategic marketing plan that reaches your customer base via all media channels, both traditional and the newer social media, can help take your business to the next level.

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FABTECH keynote presentations to address how manufacturers can compete better in the global marketplace and unpredictable economy

August 9, 2010

In today's competitive global marketplace and unpredictable economy, manufacturers must seek ways to survive and thrive. Two keynote presentations at FABTECH 2010 Nov. 2 - 4 in Atlanta — one on...

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SHRM LINE survey: Hiring expectations in manufacturing increase, planned layoffs decline in August

August 9, 2010

According to the Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for August 2010, the manufacturing hiring index improved in August on a...

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Putting 3-D CAD on the grill, Part VIII - TheFabricator

Putting 3-D CAD on the grill, Part VIII

August 4, 2010

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Working on a 3-D design for a Shashlik Grill, columnist Gerald Davis continues his work of locating features in the context of the top level assembly.

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Creating the path to profitable growth - TheFabricator

Creating the path to profitable growth

August 4, 2010

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A metal fabricating company that knows its unique sales proposition, whom it serves, and their values knows the key to profitability. Everything flows from that knowledge.

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Can lean manufacturing work in the job shop? - TheFabricator

Can lean manufacturing work in the job shop?

August 4, 2010

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Lean manufacturing has origins in the low-mix, high-volume world. But many job shops have successfully adapted the methodology to the high-mix, low-volume world. The key is to focus on operational commonalities.

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ISM July ROB: New orders, production, employment, and inventories growing; supplier deliveries slowing

August 2, 2010

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in July for the 12th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 15th consecutive month, say the nation's supply executives in the...

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Caterpillar to build factory in Winston-Salem, N.C., add 392 jobs

August 2, 2010

As reported on newsobserver.com, Caterpillar is building a $426 million manufacturing plant in Winston-Salem, N.C., to assemble parts for large mining trucks. The new plant is expected to create 392...

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Lights, camera, lean - TheFabricator

Lights, camera, lean--recording manufacturing efficiency

July 30, 2010

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Nexteer Automotive uses sports video software to track machine, part, and worker movement. During the past few years, the technology has been integral to Nexteer's lean-manufacturing initiatives.

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Resistance soldering power supply replaces previous model, has enhanced features - TheFabricator

Resistance soldering power supply replaces previous model, has enhanced features

July 26, 2010

Miyachi Unitek Corp. has introduced the Uniflow3 power supply for resistance soldering, heat sealing, and conductive adhesive bonding applications. It replaces the Uniflow2 power supply and features...

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Milwaukee loses one-third of manufacturing jobs in 10 years

July 26, 2010

The Milwaukee metropolitan area has lost 54,800 manufacturing jobs over the last 10 years, the 15th-biggest drop among the largest 100 metros in the country, according to a new Business First of...

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Compact, HVLS fan designed for small spaces, areas with limited ceiling heights

July 26, 2010

The new Revolution® SP fan from Rite-Hite Corp. combines the company's high-volume, low-speed (HVLS) fan technology with a compact design for air circulation in small spaces and areas with limited...

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