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.

Filter Content

Bosch Rexroth celebrates 40 years of business in the U.S., names VP of automation sales

November 6, 2007

Bosch Rexroth Corp., Hoffman Estates, Ill., marked 40 years of operation in the U.S. with a celebration in September at the company's industrial hydraulics facility in Bethlehem, Pa. Current and...

Continue Reading

Orbitform appoints Northwest sales representative

November 6, 2007

The Orbitform Group, Jackson, Mich., has named Sanson Northwest, Lynnwood, Wash., as sales representative for Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and British Columbia. The company represents Orbitform's line...

Continue Reading

Trucktruth.com provides lift truck news and research

November 6, 2007

Trucktruth.com, sponsored by Hyster Co., Greenville, N.C., launched as an online resource for lift truck manufacturers, buyers, operators, and dealers. The site integrates lift truck news, tips, and...

Continue Reading

Sargent current building

Not your average job shop

October 23, 2007

By:

Sargent Metal Fabricators, Anderson, S.C., is not your average job shop. In an economic climate in which many U.S. fabricators have suffered, the company has stayed focused on its goals, invested in new equipment, grown by leaps and bounds, and positioned itself for future growth. How? By concentrating on key factors.

Continue Reading

Numeric Key Image

Strategic sourcing for stampers

October 9, 2007

By:

Material is the largest cost component for stamping companies, but does not receive much management attention. An annual material buy program can help stamping plant managers make substantial cuts in their material costs and other costs associated with the purchasing department.

Continue Reading

Ridin the storm out

Ridin' the storm out

October 9, 2007

By:

While other automotive suppliers are struggling or going under, Tier II supplier of ride control components Tennessee Stampings established a lean program that merited a regional manufacturs' award and helped them grow 23 percent per year.

Continue Reading

Welding Teacher

Cure for the welder shortage

October 9, 2007

By:

What can be done to combat the skilled welder shortage? Longtime welding educator and inspector Tina Buchanan has some ideas that require cooperation among educational facilities at all levels, industry, and parents. Among her recommendations are restructuring educational programs, more industry involvement, and parental support of children's career interests.

Continue Reading

Resistance welding system enables single operator to weld large workpieces

October 9, 2007

LORS Machinery Inc. has been appointed by Koyo Giken Inc. as an authorized factory direct importer and distributor of Koyo's MYSPOT resistance welding systems.Allowing a single operator to weld large...

Continue Reading

Laser alignment tool operates over 100 ft.

October 9, 2007

Pinpoint Laser Systems® has introduced the 2-D Microgage laser alignment tool for precision measuring, machine alignment, and calibration. Operators can check and align roll and web lines, CNC...

Continue Reading

Bosch Rexroth technology group offers ergonomics check list

October 9, 2007

The Linear Motion and Assembly Technologies group for Bosch Rexroth Corp., Buchanan, Mich., offers the "Manual Workplace Systems 7-Step Ergonomic Checklist," a guide to designing a work area that fits...

Continue Reading

MTI Systems, ProfitKey form partnership

October 9, 2007

MTI Systems, West Springfield, Mass., a provider of cost-estimating software for manufacturing applications, has announced a partnership with ProfitKey Intl., Salem, N.H., that will embed MTI's...

Continue Reading

Offshore Group to hold annual manufacturing summit

October 9, 2007

The Offshore Group, a provider of outsourced manufacturing support services, has announced plans to hold the 13th annual Manufacturing in Mexico Summit at the Camino Real Hotel in Saltillo, Coahuila,...

Continue Reading

FABTECH Intl. & AWS Welding Show returns to Chicago

October 9, 2007

The 2007 FABTECH® International & AWS Welding Show, the largest North American showcase of metal forming, fabricating, stamping, tube and pipe, and welding equipment and technology, will return to...

Continue Reading

Deteriorating Bridge

Rebuilding the infrastructure
Skilled workers must be trained now

October 9, 2007

By:

Recent news, such as the Minneapolis bridge collapse, confirms that the nation's aging infrastructure needs an overhaul. New materials will help make bridges and other structures stronger, but finding the work force to build them won't be an easy task. The state of West Virginia is launching an initiative that may speed up worker training.

Continue Reading

Fabricating: Employment or enjoyment?

October 9, 2007

By:

Robert Warnett didn't take many vocational classes in school, never spent much time reading about welding or fabricating, and never had a job in a shop. However, he made quite a few friends in the fabricating industry and made a hobby out of fabricating. Being a hands-on type of guy, he has capitalized on the knowledge and experience he has acquired over the years to do something that many people only dream about doing. He builds custom motorcycles.

Continue Reading