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Published: 7/11/2020

Bold, Insightful Leadership Defines Manufacturer’s “DNA”
At its core, this highly successful contract manufacturer is a tool and die shop. Its founder, who has the heart and soul (and mind) of a tool maker, imbued his company with the values and the versatility of a tool room. This is his lasting legacy.

Published: 6/8/2020

Has COVID-19 Made a Case for Automation? Taught Us About People Instead
Recently posted articles offer various pictures of machining automation. Also, goodbyes to two long-time writers for MMS: Wayne Chaneski and Derek Korn.

Published: 5/12/2020

Meet "Al"
“Al” could be anyone, working in any shop. But what sets Al apart is his embrace of change as a way of doing work and business. Are there Als in your shop?

Published: 5/11/2020

The Manufacturing Process Is All About the People Who Make It Work
This month, we say goodbye to long-time Modern Machine Shop columnist Wayne Chaneski, who is retiring. Here is some of what he has helped me to see.

Published: 3/17/2020

How to Practice Stage Two Thinking in Your Machine Shop
Responsible decision-making requires thinking beyond the initial benefits to consider how a change ripples throughout the machine shop’s operations and culture.

Published: 2/7/2020

A Sense of Purpose and Belonging: People Drive Company Growth
Tips for creating an employee-centric business. 

Published: 2/5/2020

Acquire to Hire: This New York Manufacturer Sees Buying Shops as the Best Way to Add Staff
Designatronics’ CEO says, “We can access a few million dollars more business” with each skilled machining employee who can perform complex setups and other sophisticated work from day one.

Published: 1/22/2020

Communication Clears Machine Monitoring's Morale Hurdles
When pen-and-paper methods of tracking job efficiency left AccuRounds’ engineers and managers in the dark, the shop switched to MachineMetrics. But machine monitoring brought morale challenges along with it. 

Published: 1/11/2020

Engineers and Manufacturers Invited to Take Part in Girl Day
DiscoverE encourages manufacturers to take part in Girl Day, a day for introducing school-aged girls to engineering careers through hands-on activities.

Published: 1/1/2020

Does Your Machine Shop Need a Human Resources Professional?
Straton Industries employs a full-time HR person as part of its staff of 78. The owner now realizes the shop could have benefited from this help even when the staff was much smaller. Companies overlook the value and importance of this role.