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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Air filtration units offer variety of bolt-on intake options

March 24, 2010

The Module-Air AF-1000 series air filtration units from Tanis Technologies offers a variety of bolt-on intake options, including multidirectional angled intakes, standard straight intakes, hood pans,...

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Automated metrology system

Launching new cars sooner

March 23, 2010

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Automakers and other manufacturers increasingly are using optical metrology to help reduce the time and money spent in new-product development while improving quality. What is this technology, and how does it work?

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Kinder Morgan donates extra pipe to Louisiana Technical College

March 23, 2010

Kinder Morgan, Houston, has donated $8,000 worth of surplus pipe from the 500-mile Midcontinent Express natural gas transmission pipeline to welding students at Louisiana Technical College in...

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Delaware introduces Clean Energy Jobs Act

March 23, 2010

Gov. Jack Markell of Delaware has announced his intention to seek legislation that will modify the existing Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS), put more people to work, and expand emerging industries...

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Industrial-duty vacuum cleaner handles high volumes of dry materials

March 23, 2010

Exair Corp.'s new Heavy Duty Dry Vac™ is an industrial-duty vacuum cleaner that has been engineered to vacuum high volumes of dry materials. The wear-resistant design is suitable for the cleanup...

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Alphabet Soup

How to get from ABC to ERP

March 23, 2010

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Ever wonder what all those business software acronyms mean and which, if any, package can help you cost-effectively run your shop more efficiently? Newer systems integrate with the basic accounting, spreadsheet, and human resource packages used by smaller companies.

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Metal forming companies expect business conditions to remain virtually unchanged during next three months

March 16, 2010

According to the March 2010 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report, metal forming companies expect business conditions to remain virtually unchanged from the February...

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Load turner has small footprint, operates like rotating C-turner

March 15, 2010

Sweed Machinery Inc. offers a new bundle turner for repositioning of large stacks of metal plates and coils. The unit is compact, taking up less space than a standard C-turner, yet loads and unloads...

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Green Steel conference to focus on environmental sustainability

March 15, 2010

Steel Business Briefing, Pittsburgh, is hosting its first Green Steel conference, focusing on environmental sustainability in the global steel industry, on May 20 and 21 at the Marriott at Metro...

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Solar Mfg. adds sales support in Pacific Northwest

March 15, 2010

Solar Mfg. Inc., Souderton, Pa., has formed an agreement with Kelly LeBard, owner of Hartley Sales Corp., to provide sales representation in the Pacific Northwest region of the U.S. Hartley Sales...

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Fabricating facility offered for sale in South Carolina

March 15, 2010

Heavy fabricators have the opportunity to purchase a turnkey facility in Clarendon County, S.C. The building is equipped and tailored for a heavy manufacturing operation, and a skilled labor pool is...

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irwin seating company

Older than Oscar

March 9, 2010

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Family-owned, fifth-generation manufacturer Irwin Seating Co., headquartered in Grand Rapids, Mich. has been thinking about the comfort and functionality of the public seating it has manufactured for more than 100 years. The company's 35 presses are used to stamp the components that support the seats, mount them to the floor, and attach them to the backs; as well as pivots, brackets, and other internal mechanisms. Irwin does all the stamping, welding painting, and upholstery work in its 470,000-sq.-ft. facility. Some of the seating company's recent projects include the stadium seating for the New Jersey Devils, Miami Heat, and the Indiana Colts.

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Brown Dog Welding LLC

March 5, 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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Acrylic adhesive works on various substrates, including unprepared metals

March 5, 2010

Lord Corp. offers Maxlok™, a new acrylic adhesive developed to meet the need for a process-friendly adhesive that will work on various substrates, including unprepared metals. The adhesive is...

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Small footprint dust, fume collection system available in units up to 10,000 CFM

March 5, 2010

The Torit® PowerCore® TG series from Donaldson Co. Inc. is designed for the collection of dust generated in thermal processes, such as welding, laser cutting, plasma cutting, and thermal spray...

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