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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J.L. Becker hires sales and applications engineer

July 6, 2015

Industrial heat-treating equipment manufacturer J.L. Becker Co., Plymouth, Mich., has hired Patrick Weymer as sales and applications engineer. He is the Midwest regional sales manager for Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Minnesota and he supports sales efforts in the southeastern, southern, and...

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General Sheet Metal Works appoints president for AAA Tool & Die

July 6, 2015

General Sheet Metal Works Inc., a metal fabricating company in South Bend, Ind., has appointed Art Harrison as president of its AAA Tool & Die subsidiary. Harrison has almost 40 years of experience in metal fabricating, including materials purchasing and management and production management...

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Metal Works Mfg. to expand in North Carolina

July 6, 2015

Metal Works Mfg. Co., a newly formed subsidiary of Universal Mfg. Co., Lincoln, Neb., has announced plans to expand in Shelby, N.C. The company will operate with two other UMC subsidiaries—Man Lift Mfg. Co. (being relocated from Milwaukee) and Ultra Armoring LLC—creating 86 new jobs by...

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Shop technology and 3-D CAD: Document management

July 6, 2015

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Columnist Gerald Davis offers an overview of using document management tools with a CAD workstation.

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Metal Cutting Corp. adds lathe

July 6, 2015

Cedar Grove, N.J.-based fabricating company Metal Cutting Corp. has acquired a Haas OL-1 lathe for producing very small lathe-turned parts. The machine is designed for such applications as dedicated small-part production, second-operation parts, short runs, and rapid prototyping. The lathe...

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Radwell Intl. acquires Midwest Industrial Services

July 2, 2015

St. Charles, Mo.-based Radwell Intl. Inc. has announced the acquisition of Midwest Industrial Services Inc., also located in St. Charles. Radwell, also known as PLCCenter, provides industrial repair, surplus, factory new supply, and recycling services....

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Cardinal Aluminum to relocate Indiana operation

July 2, 2015

Cardinal Aluminum Co., based in Louisville, Ky., has moved from Jeffersonville, Ind., to Borden, Ind. The company provides extruding, fabricating, machining, anodizing, powder coating, and...

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Knuth Machine Tools USA earns award for customer service department

July 2, 2015

Metalworking machinery-maker Knuth Machine Tools USA, Lincolnshire, Ill., has received a Stevie® Award for best customer service department of the year in the 13th Annual American Business Awards. The award recognizes the company’s customer service process, which is customer-driven from sales...

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AWS launches interactive website for personal career management, education

July 1, 2015

The American Welding Society (AWS), Miami, has launched the AWS WeldLink career planning and management system to bring together individuals, businesses, and schools in the welding industry. The website at www.awsweldlink.org is designed to address the complete life cycle of professional welder...

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C.I. Hayes installs humpback annealing furnace

July 1, 2015

Cranston, R.I.-based C.I. Hayes, a Gasbarre Furnace Group company, has installed a humpback conveyor belt furnace for bright annealing of stainless steel materials. The furnace operates with hydrogen atmosphere at a low dew point of -60 degrees F and reaches a maximum operating temperature of 2,100...

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Adjustable headgear works on browguards, helmets

July 1, 2015

ArcOne has introduced ComfaGear® II adjustable headgear. It works on both browguards and helmets. Features include fabric straps to conform to different head shapes, a rack/dial system for horizontal position adjustment, dual front pivoting bands to disperse weight and balance, eight points of...

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Hart & Cooley appoints VP/general manager

June 30, 2015

Hart & Cooley, Grand Rapids, Mich., has appointed Al Mejia as vice president and general manager. In this position, he leads the company’s sales, operations, and HVAC product development, including grilles, registers and diffusers, flexible ducting, venting, and access doors. Mejia has held...

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EFD Induction hires global sales director

June 30, 2015

Induction technology provider EFD Induction, Skien, Norway, has hired Vernon Perkins as global sales director for induction power systems to OEMs and integrators. He previously served as managing director at Ambrell before being named the company’s director of business development for Europe and...

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Tooling project delays cost industry $1.7 billion, says OESA/HRI

June 30, 2015

The Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA) and Harbour Results Inc. (HRI) have completed the third Automotive Tooling Barometer to better understand the impact and cause of automotive program delays. The Barometer indicates that 66 percent of tool shops had more than half of their projects...

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CC Industries acquires J.L. Clark

June 30, 2015

J.L. Clark Inc., a subsidiary of filtration company Clarcor Inc. with locations in Rockford, Ill., and Lancaster, Pa., has been sold to CC Industries Inc., an affiliate of Chicago-based Henry Crown and Co. With approximately 350 employees, J.L. Clark designs and manufactures specialty metal and...

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