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The 2020 Honorees

4 Things Top Shops Do to Stay on Top: A Discussion with the 2020 Honorees

Join Matt Danford, Senior Editor of Modern Machine Shop, as he congratulates the 2020 Top Shops Honorees and discusses with them what the Top Shops program means to them, how they got here, and where they are going.

Tuesday Oct. 13 10 am CT
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All Top Shops Are Winners

Matt Danford | Modern Machine Shop

Standing out in one category is not enough to earn a spot among the highest-performing CNC machining businesses.

INSIDE THE 2020 TOP SHOPS

Standardization Leans the Way to High-Mix Automation

Matt Danford | Modern Machine Shop

An increasingly digitalized, lean manufacturing process begins with a common selection of cutting tools and five-axis machining fixtures.  

Machine Shop Scale-Up Mirrors Past Success

Matt Danford | Modern Machine Shop

An aerospace manufacturer doubles down on a subset of work and a knack for turning shopfloor problem solving into marketable new products.

Top-Tier Culture Keeps Top Shop Staffed

Matt Danford | Modern Machine Shop

Interpersonal harmony, personal accountability, peace of mind, and an inner drive to improve help this shop compete in a tight market for CNC machining talent.

When Machining Lights Out Leaves Nothing Out

Matt Danford | Modern Machine Shop

A Top Shops honors program winner strives to ensure every part crosses paths with a robot, cobot or pallet changer.

TOP SHOPS HALL OF FAME