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Published: 7/23/2018

Emerging Leader Andres Barajas, Journeyman, CNC Machinist Programmer, Micron Manufacturing Co.
For Andres, manufacturing has influenced his life in a very positive way. Andres began working at Micron Manufacturing Co. in 2007 to first overcome many challenges he faced and to be a good role model for his brother.

Published: 7/18/2018

Developing Shopfloor Talent: Why "Vocational" Is Not a Dirty Word in Europe
Employing apprentices is a smart move because they can be trained to develop exactly the skills and knowledge your company wants them to have. But how do you find these apprentices and why does this concept work better in some countries than in...

Published: 7/16/2018

Manuel Merkt, President and COO, Hermle Machine Co.
Manuel was once a young factory worker in Germany who navigated his way to where he is today—the president and COO of an international manufacturing company based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Published: 7/9/2018

Emerging Leaders Series: Parrish Castor, Director of Quality and Technology, DaCruz Manufacturing
Although Parrish Castor’s background includes a degree in criminal justice, a brief stint playing minor league baseball and then working as an underwriter, he was destined for a career in manufacturing.

Published: 7/2/2018

Emerging Leaders Series: Jami Massey, CEO, C&H Enterprises
Jami Massey, the first of our Emerging Leaders that we will highlight each week in this blog, believes that the customer drives production and only an extraordinary team determines success. 

Published: 6/25/2018

Scenes from Amerimold 2018, Part 2—Education!
MMT brings readers yet another look at Amerimold 2018. This time, the focus is on education via our Tech Talks, technology demos and more.

Published: 6/18/2018

What’s Behind Germany’s Apprenticeship Success?
Germany’s apprenticeship approach has often been replicated by other countries, but the copy has rarely achieved the desired success. One of the secrets of its success lies in the country’s legacy of vocational education and the fact tha...

Published: 3/12/2018

Manufacturing News of Note: March 2018
IMTS 2018 opens registration, partnership enables remote access to CNCs, and other industry news.

Published: 2/28/2018

Providing the Next Generation with Digital Fabrication Tools and Education
Equipped with machines from Roland DGA, the first 4-H Fab Lab will provide students in Lakeside, Arizona, with a chance to learn manufacturing skills at their own pace.

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.

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