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Published: 4/28/2014

The Esteem Incentive
Does your shop’s culture encourage knowledge sharing among employees?

Published: 1/20/2014

The Lights Came Back On
A community college’s fast-track CNC instruction made it possible for one manufacturer to restart its idle machining area. I see several lessons in this.

Published: 12/13/2013

The Inside Track
For many shops, the best source of new business is existing customers. Is the best source of new talent your existing employees?

Published: 11/6/2013

Military Readiness
A small nonprofit is demonstrating just how ready veterans are to transition into skilled manufacturing careers. The organization is helping vets and manufacturers at the same time. How far could this training model go?

Published: 10/10/2013

Patents are Not Only for Big Business
Patenting should be a part of more small companies’ and inventors’ business plans. The process is less complicated than people realize, and it serves to protect important intellectual property.

Published: 9/26/2013

“Floor-Ready” Prospects
Training through close collaboration among educators, manufacturers and equipment builders gives shopfloor prospects the chance to contribute right away.

Published: 7/22/2013

The Goal is Jobs
TechWorks provides a rapid way into skilled manufacturing work. Could this program offer a model for how to expand the manufacturing talent pool in your region?

Published: 12/6/2012

Looking for a Skilled Machinist?
We hear it a lot: Shop floor jobs are plentiful, but skilled workers to fill them are not.

Published: 10/3/2012

The Cost of Doing Business
Developing skilled employees internally is expensive, but not doing so might be more expensive still.

Published: 6/15/2012

A Different Way In
What is a fitting entry point for a modern manufacturing career? Desktop 3D printing machines offer real promise.