Exploring the: Top Shops Zone
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Manufacturing Events and Shows to See in 2017
These four events this year are worth taking time away from the shop to see, even though they're not as big as IMTS.
Benefits of Being Social
Social media is becoming a more popular marketing tool for shops. It also offers another avenue for us to identify top shops to cover in our magazine.
Top Shops Benchmarking by the Numbers
The seventh-annual Top Shops benchmarking survey is now live. Here’s helpful information for those who have participated in the past and those who haven’t.
IMTS Technology Trends, Top Shops Data
Consider how leading machine shops are currently leveraging or planning to leverage a few industry trends that were prominent at this year’s show.
Contributors to the Top Shops “Hall of Fame”
My column for September 2016's issue described the new Top Shops logo we had machined. Did you know that we also asked Top Shops to machine their own logos for us to display at IMTS?
The Story of a Top Shops Workpiece, Conference
Our Top Shops benchmarking program will be represented in big ways in our IMTS booth. It’s there where we’ll make a big announcement about the program, too.
Benchmarking Side Benefit: Gaining a Customer
JD Machine was a Top Shops Honors Program winner in 2013. An aerospace company that read about the award eventually became a new customer.
Because There’s More to a Shop than Machining
It takes more than just having advanced equipment for a shop to be successful.
This award-winning shop looked to Top Shops benchmarking data to help guide its continuous improvement efforts.
Open for Business
Leading shops use customer tours as a marketing tool to showcase their in-house technologies and capabilities, as well as the pride they have in their employees and overall operation. Are you open to that?