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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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CCAI awards 2016 scholarships

August 18, 2016

The Chemical Coaters Association Intl. has announced the recipients of its 2016 scholarships. For the past several years CCAI has awarded scholarship money from the CCAI Matt Heuertz Scholarship Fund to students in programs (technical schools, high schools, and colleges) geared toward coatings and...

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Orange Aluminum ranks No. 1,780 on 2016 Inc. 5000

August 17, 2016

Orange Aluminum, Orange, Calif., a provider of aluminum extruded trim, shape, and bar, has been ranked No. 1,780 on the 35th annual Inc. 5000 list of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The firm achieved three-year sales growth of 209 percent. It also has launched the new Aluminum...

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Mistakes happen. Get over it.

August 17, 2016 | By Josh Welton

Have you ever thought about how quick we are to notice and point out mistakes? Doing so seems to have become de rigueur in today’s society. When even the most trival mistakes generate a deluge of hostile corrections, maybe it’s time to take a closer look at the practice and the reasons behind it.

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Ace Corner Guards joins rebuilding efforts in Fort McMurray

August 17, 2016

New York-based Ace Corner Guards is joining rebuilding efforts in the aftermath of the Fort McMurray wildfires by supplying schools and hospitals in the region with metal and steel corner covers. The low-maintenance corner guards feature the proprietary SafetyEdge design and install with...

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Cardinal Metalworks achieves ISO 9001:2015 registration

August 17, 2016

Cardinal Metalworks Inc., a manufacturer of precision fabricated sheet metal components in Burgaw, N.C., has achieved registration to the new ISO 9001:2015 standard. ISO 9001 is the international standard that specifies requirements for a quality management system Organizations that meet the...

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Manufacturing and the consumer class

August 16, 2016 | By Tim Heston

Manufacturing built the middle class, a consumer class. Today, this "middle" consumer class is fading. For a consumer-based economy, that can't be a good thing.

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Meritor appoints senior VP/general counsel/corporate secretary

August 16, 2016

Meritor Inc., Troy, Mich., a supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking, and aftermarket systems for commercial vehicle and industrial markets, has named April Miller Boise as senior vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary. She most recently served as senior vice president,...

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Shop technology and 3-D CAD: Product development modeling with fabrication as the end goal

August 16, 2016 | By Gerald Davis

Columnist Gerald Davis reveals that delivering a straightforward CAD model might make sense for a project that will require alterations down the road.

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CCAT named Rhode Island Innovation Center

August 16, 2016

Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology Inc. (CCAT), East Hartford, Conn., has been named an Innovation Center under the Rhode Island Manufacturers Association (RIMA) Manufacturing Technology Innovation Program to help the development and growth of Rhode Island’s small manufacturing companies....

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Caster helps minimize force to push or pull carts

August 16, 2016

Hamilton Caster has introduced the new, patented Ergo-X2 caster, designed to help reduce the force needed to push or pull carts. The swivel caster design features two precision-machined offsetting ball races in a compact assembly to minimize lockup, which occurs when the cart is brought to rest...

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Skills gap for U.S. manufacturing workers mostly a myth, says U of I professor

August 16, 2016

For years employers, pundits, and policymakers alike have bemoaned the lack of qualified workers available to fill vacant manufacturing jobs in the U.S. Despite the prominence of the skills-gap debate, a new paper co-written by Andrew Weaver, a professor of labor and employment relations at the...

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IMETCO opens California manufacturing facility

August 15, 2016

Norcross, Ga.-based IMETCO® (Innovative Metals Co. Inc.) has opened a 46,900-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility in Sacramento, Calif., more than tripling the manufacturing space at its former Albuquerque, N.M., location. The new location is part of the former McClellan Air Force Base...

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Robinson Metal adds dedicated area for stainless steel fabrication

August 15, 2016

Fabrication services provider Robinson Metal Inc., DePere, Wis., has created a segregated area within its 175,000-sq.-ft. facility for stainless steel fabrication. That area has a 5-ton lifting capacity. Employees in the stainless steel area use dedicated equipment and tools, tables, and...

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C.H. Hanson observes 150th anniversary

August 15, 2016

C.H. Hanson, a family-run company for five generations, is observing its 150th anniversary. The official celebration is scheduled for Aug. 19 at its Naperville, Ill., headquarters. The company manufactures and distributes more than 5,000 products worldwide, including stencils, tags, steel...

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Art's Way Mfg. to discontinue vessels business

August 12, 2016

Art's Way Mfg. Co., Armstrong, Iowa, a manufacturer and distributor of equipment serving the agriculture, research, water treatment, and steel cutting industries, has announced plans to discontinue the operations of its Art's Way Vessels segment in Q3 2016. Art's Way Vessels Inc. manufactures...

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