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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 | By Amy Hudson

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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Can lean manufacturing work in the job shop? - TheFabricator

Can lean manufacturing work in the job shop?

August 4, 2010 | By Tim Heston

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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Creating the path to profitable growth - TheFabricator

Creating the path to profitable growth

August 4, 2010 | By Joe Mayer

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

Putting 3-D CAD on the grill, Part VIII

August 4, 2010 | By Gerald Davis

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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Lights, camera, lean - TheFabricator

Lights, camera, lean--recording manufacturing efficiency

July 30, 2010 | By Tim Heston

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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Meet Metcam - a leaner, greener, meaner fabricator

July 23, 2010 | By Vicki Bell

Operating seven days a week fabricating and shipping products domestically and worldwide, Alpharetta, Ga.-based Metcam Inc. has found a formula for success that has this company thriving when others are struggling to survive.

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

Putting 3-D CAD on the grill, Part VII

July 15, 2010 | By Gerald Davis

Working on a design for a Shashlik Grill, columnist Gerald Davis turns his attention to fasteners as it's time to shore up the support structure.

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Scenes from Europe - TheFabricator

Scenes from Europe

July 9, 2010 | By Eric Lundin

Editor Eric Lundin recounts some of the product introductions and innovations seen at the TUBE expo in Düsseldorf, April 12-16, 2010.

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Strategic Marketing for Manufacturers

July 8, 2010 | By Amy Hudson

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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Doing what was always done doesn't cut it - TheFabricator

Doing what was always done doesn't cut it

July 1, 2010 | By Dan Davis

ABMyr, Belleville, Mich., is a manufacturer of finishing systems for its automotive clients, but at the heart of the company is its fabricating talent. That is what will serve the company best as it looks to rebound from the recent downturn.

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3-D CAD on the grill, Part VI - TheFabricator

Putting 3-D CAD on the grill - Part VI

June 8, 2010 | By Gerald Davis

Working on a design for a Shashlik Grill, columnist Gerald Davis reminds CAD designers that it is a good practice to test parametric links as the design progresses.

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How to set up an internship program - TheFabricator

How to set up an internship program

June 8, 2010 | By Dan Davis

Insight from a metal fabricator and the head of Kansas State's Advanced Manufacturing Institute provides companies with good tips for setting up an internship program.

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Which cable carrier is right for your application?

June 7, 2010 | By Joe Ciringione

Carrier systems designed to protect your machinery’s cables and hoses can help prevent damage and improve your processes. Which of the many available systems is right for your operation?

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What's NEXt? Growth - TheFabricator

What's NEXt? Growth

June 1, 2010 | By Tim Heston

NEX Solutions experiences double-digit growth during the worst economic climate in a generation. How did managers and employees achieve such performance? By adding value.

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