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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Heavy Plate Fabrication Welder

Ultrafabrication, ultraexpansion

August 26, 2008

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Ultra Machine & Fabrication, through significant capital outlays, has built an infrastructure ready to complete in the heavy plate market.

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Lori and Traci Tapani Closeup

Cycling through a business transition

August 26, 2008

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Lori and Traci Tapani, co-presidents of Wyoming Machine, aren't your typical metal fabrication managers. Together, they've managed to diversify their family business into a thriving, stable enterprise.

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5S—The foundation for lean and safe

August 26, 2008

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Lean, a popular term in manufacturing, most often is associated with organizing and eliminating waste on the shop floor. However, lean is also very effective in the office environment. Having a lean operation across the board improves efficiency, productivity, and safety. This article discusses the benefits of 5S and how to implement it.

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Hiring, vacancies, recruiting difficulty down sharply

August 26, 2008

The SHRM/Rutgers Leading Indicators of National Employment® (LINE®) survey for September indicates that similar to last month, the labor market will remain soft and will be much weaker than it...

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Angle Grinder

Shake, rattle, and the toll

August 26, 2008

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Operating an angle grinder is a tough job. Find out what angle grinder manufacturers are doing to make the tools more user- friendly, including lightening the weight, enhancing antivibration measures, and improving safety.

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Ace Metal crafts executives

Getting lean, job shop style

August 26, 2008

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Ace Metal Crafts has promoted its own brand of lean that, more than anything, gives employees ownership over the process.

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Metal forming companies anticipate little change in next three months

August 18, 2008

According to the August 2008 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report, metal forming companies anticipate little change in business conditions during the next three months....

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Podcast offers state-of-manufacturing insight, FABTECH Intl. & AWS Welding Show preview

August 13, 2008

Two industry experts provide their views on the state of U.S. manufacturing and preview North America's largest metal forming, fabricating, tube & pipe and welding trade show on the free "Better...

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Laser optics packaging eliminates need for wrapping paper, plastic bag

August 12, 2008

The CO2 Optics Group of Ophir Optronics Ltd. has introduced EZ-Pack packaging for industrial laser optics.The packaging is composed of polyethylene terephthalate, a recyclable plastic widely used in...

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Magnets lift, move steel sheets without slings, hooks, cables

August 12, 2008

SafeHold® APL series lifting magnets from Eriez® lift and move steel sheets without direct attachment by slings, hooks, or cables.The magnets are designed so that an operator is not required...

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I-beam cantilever rack stores long, heavy, odd-shaped items

August 12, 2008

Steel King's new I-beam cantilever rack stores long, heavy, odd-shaped items such as die racks, piping, conduit, sheet metal, building materials, and spools of cable.It has standard freestanding...

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Pneumatic burst/seam testers inspect medical product packaging

August 12, 2008

AIM Joraco® has introduced a new line of package seam integrity/burst testers for offline, go/no-go inspection of food and medical product packaging. These testers complete the standard line of...

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UAS adds southeast distributo

August 12, 2008

United Air Specialists (UAS), Cincinnati, has added Carter Chambers LLC as a distributor for its full line of dust and mist/fume collection equipment. Carter Chambers has worked with UAS since 2004,...

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Linemaster names northeast regional sales manager

August 12, 2008

Linemaster Switch Corp., Woodstock, Conn., has appointed James L. Carlone as northeast regional sales manager.Carlone has served as account manager for Loctite Corp., product specialist for Henkel...

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Economist predicts Latin America primed for manufacturing comeback

August 12, 2008

An economist for the fabricating and metalworking industry predicts Latin America, once considered a growth area for manufacturing but overwhelmed by competition from the Far East, will soon see a...

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