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Published: 2/16/2018

Machine Monitoring Both Challenges and Benefits Shop Culture
How does a shop deal with the “Big Brother” feeling that comes from implementing machine tool data collection? Part of the answer is the benefit to employee experience that this data collection will make possible. Watch video from the To...

Published: 2/15/2018

Radio Ad Succeeds for Shop Seeking Staff: Five New Hires This Year
MRS Machining says a side benefit of the advertisement is visibility and recognition. Most who made contact were unaware of the shop before the ad ran.

Published: 2/10/2018

Manufacturing News of Note: February 2018
CT scanning for mid-size metal castings, funding secured for an Apprentice Academy in Virginia, and more industry news.

Published: 12/9/2017

Workforce Development at a Small Shop, Big Shop
Learn about the tactics a small shop and a large one use to develop and retain their employees.

Published: 9/9/2017

Shop Greenery Gives New Meaning to “Plant” Floor
Plants assist with the mood of the shop and quality of the air. Here are a few additional innovations at the shop we covered this month for its application of data-driven manufacturing.

Published: 6/30/2017

Hiring, Training and Supporting the Workforce in School and on the Job
Virginia’s Rolls-Royce Crosspointe plant shares its strategies for attracting, hiring and supporting its workers, while Danville Community College excels with its integrated machining education model.

Published: 6/21/2017

Video: Are You a Top Shop?
If you are or if you aspire to be a top shop, come to our conference September 5-7 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Published: 5/3/2017

Commitment to STE(A)M
Collaborative efforts among business, government and education can help to ignite more effective learning opportunities that contribute to the more qualified workforce that manufacturing is striving to develop.

Published: 5/1/2017

Identifying and Overcoming Skill Vulnerabilities in Staffing
This shop tracks cross-training as a performance metric. Management sees how many employees are fully capable of running each different type of machine tool. The data have helped the shop improve in this area, particularly since employees see the ve...

Published: 3/16/2017

Job Shop’s Peg System Simplifies CMM Inspection
A work positioning device deals with job variety while still allowing less experienced employees to inspect parts on their own.