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Training is one of the most difficult and important activities in any machining facility. In some parts of the country, as the number of skilled machinists dwindles, shops are increasingly facing the challenge of developed skilled employees themselves by training these employees internally.

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Cardinal Manufacturing

Does This School Have the Formula for Manufacturing Education?


A high school in Wisconsin runs its manufacturing vocational program as a business. Students make parts for paying customers. The program is thriving, cash flow is strong, and local manufacturers can now hire recent graduates who already have experience in meeting customer demands.



Is It Time for a Four-Day Work Week?

By: Peter Zelinski
This shop's employees now work four 10s instead of five 8s. Here are the benefits the shop has seen.

How to Evaluate Prospective Employees

By: Peter Zelinski
The consultant who has worked with Staub Machine describes his method for helping this shop identify candidates who have the personal attributes the shop is now seeking.

Strengths First, Skills Later

By: Peter Zelinski
The best indicators of a manufacturing employee’s success might be attributes that don’t appear on a résumé.

Improvement Is Not Optional

Improvement Is Not Optional

By: Peter Zelinski
No matter how busy this shop gets, it continues to pull teams of employees out of production so they can focus on solving problems to make incremental process changes. The advances add up. Today, this is a very different shop than it once was.

From Media to Manufacturing

From Media to Manufacturing

By: Peter Zelinski
Video producers with no previous knowledge of CNC discover the power and possibilities of modern machine tool technology. Their example says something about where manufacturing talent might come from, and also about the importance of manufacturing as a whole.


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