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Published: 1/1/2019

For This Mold Shop, the Key to Closing the Skills Gap is Emotional Intelligence
Thanks to a culture change founded on a commitment to emotional intelligence, this mold supplier solved its skilled labor problem and increased throughput per employee.

Published: 12/1/2018

Maximizing Machines, Empowering the Machinist: The Art of Shop Floor Efficiency
When the Great Recession hit Linda Tool, leadership for the 66-year-old machine shop decided against cutting staff. Instead, they made a series of strategic investments and decisions around five-axis machining that has allowed them to scale up the b...

Published: 11/1/2018

We Belong Here: Women in Manufacturing Share Their Stories
Three women—a young welder, an experienced machinist/setup person and a shop owner—share what it is like to be a woman in a manufacturing career and illustrate that a more inclusive workforce helps our manufacturing industry thrive.

Published: 9/1/2018

Managing Risk Is This Shop’s Bold Strategy
Flying S routinely makes bold moves in how it processes machined parts and pursues business growth. This boldness comes from carefully minimizing risks.

Published: 2/1/2018

Why Tie Payroll Hours to Machine Tool Hours?
J&R Machine uses machine-monitoring data not just to track machine uptime, but also to create a financial index that helps it shape decisions related to equipment, processes, staffing, sales and business in general.

Published: 8/1/2017

Top Shops Benchmarking: Providing Direction, Gaging Performance
Top Shops benchmarking data helps guide shops’ improvement efforts and enables them to gage where they rank among industry-leading machining businesses.

Published: 7/3/2017

Lean Manufacturing Begins With Layout, Commitment
Sustainably streamlining production of a varied mix of low-volume work depends not only on a strategy tailored for job shops, but also on human drive and enthusiasm.

Published: 7/3/2017

Skills Training Strengthens Shops, Communities
A poverty-fighting nonprofit serves regional manufacturers as both a pipeline of fresh recruits and an incubator of existing talent.

Published: 12/26/2016

Teaming Up in the Swiss Shop
This company capitalizes on employee empowerment and creativity to strengthen the work environment, improve production numbers and exceed customer expectations.

Published: 6/1/2016

Virtual Training Helps High Schools Teach CNC Skills
Machine Training Solutions is paving the way to bring virtual CNC training and mentoring to high school honors students.