Video: A Matchmaker for Manufacturing
A Kentucky company bases its business model on connecting OEMs with job shops that have unfilled machining capacity, supporting these building blocks of local and state economies.
MakeTime—a Kentucky-based startup that matches the needs of OEMs with the available machine capacity of job shops, creating an online marketplace of “distributed manufacturing” profiled in this article—has produced a video spotlighting the contribution that small machine shops play in the state’s economy. While this short piece does a great job of tailoring the presentation to the culture and character of Kentucky, it’s just the sort of message that most states wish to convey to the larger world about their manufacturing base. It also sums up the sense of excitement that all of us at Modern Machine Shop feel when visiting a manufacturing operation that’s really busy and firing on all cylinders.