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Shop Profile: Stellar Technologies

Shop Profile: Stellar Technologies

November 14, 2016 No Comments

Beating the Odds With CBIZ MHM by Melissa DeBilzan Stellar Technologies Inc. manufactures tiny components for implantable devices that improves or saves lives. The shop knows what it takes to beat the odds. As the only woman-owned medical device manufacturing company of its kind in the country, Stellar Technologies has become a success story, not […]

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Feature Story: A Look Back

Feature Story: A Look Back

November 14, 2016 No Comments

At Manufacturing in the 2000s by Melissa DeBilzan It was the decade when the United States survived Y2K, the Backstreet Boys, skyrocketing oil prices, offshoring and, of course, the September 11 terrorist attacks. Fear temporarily paralyzed the economy, forcing business owners to make tough decisions. But manufacturers didn’t back down. Their resolve led to innovations […]

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Feature Story: Cultural Change

Feature Story: Cultural Change

November 14, 2016 No Comments

Set Goals for Five Power Tools by Lynn Moline and Steven Swain Can a company actually change its culture? And, for that matter, does culture really matter? Unfortunately, there are no quick answers about how to change a company’s culture. And yes, culture does matter. Culture is an outcome. Culture is the personality of an […]

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Cover Story: State Of The Industry

Cover Story: State Of The Industry

November 14, 2016 No Comments

How the state of manufacturing industry is impacted by energy By Todd VanWambeke As everyone in the industry knows, manufacturing is the lifeblood of the American economy. Manufacturers provide jobs for hard-working American families and help increase U.S. competitiveness in the global marketplace. But 2016 has been a challenging year across the board, primarily driven […]

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