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Published: 11/24/2019

Capital Spending Survey Projects 5% Decline in Machine Tool Buying for 2020, but Spending Level Still Above Average
Machine tool buying is predicted to be down but still strong. Job shop spending is predicted to be 10% above its five-year average.

Published: 11/23/2019

What Makes a Top Shop Profitable?
The data from Gardner Intelligence's Top Shops survey can show us how technology and management tools relate to earnings and profit in machine shops. Register for this webinar to learn about some of the specific findings from the survey.

Published: 11/15/2019

Top Shops Share Their Top Technology
In this video taken at the 2019 Top Shops Conference, the year’s four Honors Program winners describe how they’ve each benefited from a new addition to their business.

Published: 11/9/2019

The Tie Between Technology and People
Top Shops data analysis shows that investment in employees more directly correlates to profit margin than investment in equipment. Still, careful consideration of new technology matters.

Published: 10/29/2019

An Alternative Method to Pay for New CNC Machines
Financing might be a more attractive option to using conventional bank loans or cash on hand to purchase new CNC capital equipment as one industry expert explains.

Published: 10/9/2019

2019 Top Shops Conference Concludes on Themes of Communication and Connectivity
Strengthening employee relationships and data-driven manufacturing highlight the event.

Published: 10/5/2019

Millennials Talk About Managing Millennials
At a past Top Shops Workshop, three of the four Top Shops Honors Program winners that year were millennials. They described their approach to managing people of their generation and creating an enticing, accommodating workplace for them.

Published: 9/20/2019

Top Shops Conference Concludes on Themes of Communication and Connectivity
Strengthening employee relationships and data-driven manufacturing were highlights of the event.

Published: 8/24/2019

Modern Machine Shop Covers Top Shops
The speakers at this year’s Top Shops Conference have faced business challenges just like you. Before heading to the show, read stories we’ve written about them in past issues of Modern Machine Shop.

Published: 8/13/2019

Modern Machine Shop Announces Top Shops Honorees for 2019
Annual benchmarking program identifies best practices at best-in-class manufacturing facilities.