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Published: 6/27/2012

Defining Business Characteristics of Top Shops
The Top Shops tend to outshine other shops in a number of financial areas. Sometimes, they apply alternate business strategies to achieve higher performance levels.

Published: 6/26/2012

What’s the Secret to Success?
If the answer to this question lies in the answers to our open-ended survey question, it’s these four factors: 1. Focus on the customer. 2. Keep up with new technology. 3. Engage in continuous improvement. 4. Train your workforce.

Published: 7/27/2011

See How You Stack Up
“Top Shops” benchmarking data sheds light on what it takes to be one of the nation’s leading machining businesses.

Published: 7/27/2011

Top Shops 2011: McCay Tool & Engineering Co., Inc.
By adopting advanced CNC technologies and a lean, cellular approach to manufacturing and assembly, McCay Tool realizes very efficient flow of products through its operation.

Published: 7/27/2011

Top Shops 2011: Bob’s Design Engineering Inc.
B.D.E’s CAD/CAM experience helps speed customers’ products to market.

Published: 7/27/2011

Top Shops 2011: C&R Manufacturing Inc.
C&R Manufacturing specializes in creating precision turned parts using CNC lathes with live tooling. Combined with the use of bar feeders, automatic gaging and robotic part handling, this enables the shop to generate intricate workpieces sans hu...

Published: 7/27/2011

Top Shops 2011: High Tech Turning
Advanced Swiss-type-lathe technology enables this shop to create intricate components for complex medical, electronic and military applications.

Published: 7/27/2011

Top Shops 2011: K Tooling
K Tooling combines CNC machining with in-house fabricating, plating and painting capabilities to effectively take turnkey projects from CAD designs to final products.

Published: 7/27/2011

Machining with the Environment in Mind
It’s safe to assume that most shops recognize the importance of being environmentally responsible. However, benchmarking data suggests that the effort shops put into both recycling and reducing energy consumption varies.

Published: 7/12/2011

Each Shop’s One Big Thing
Top Shops tend to be good all around, achieving excellence or better-than-average ability in almost all of the activities or processes they perform, yet several technologies or strategies stand out as the most influential.