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Feature Story: $aving$ from $u$tainability

Feature Story: $aving$ from $u$tainability

March 12, 2013 No Comments

    A project aimed at energy-efficient machining delivered production efficiencies, too.  Cycle time and tool life are examples of the kinds of machining process variables that manufacturers often aim to improve. By comparison, energy use typically does not get the same level of attention. In fact, the energy use of a given machining process […]

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Cover Story: The ABCs of Employee Certification  and Credentials

Cover Story: The ABCs of Employee Certification and Credentials

March 12, 2013 No Comments

They appear on email signatures, business cards and resumes—two or three letters at the end of someone’s name. Without spelling a word, they communicate a powerful message about that person’s education and experience. Yet some manufacturers have been slow to recognize the value of competency-based employee credentials—and the doors they can open for their organizations. […]

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Shop Profile: Leader Motorcycle Accessories Revs Up Product Line

Shop Profile: Leader Motorcycle Accessories Revs Up Product Line

January 16, 2013 No Comments

Tracey Cramer describes herself as an entrepreneur and avid motorcyclist. So when she purchased a start-up company called Leader Motorcycle Accessories in 2003, she couldn’t have found a better fit. Since then she has worked with Park Precision Machining Inc. in Coon Rapids to expand her company’s product lines and create a better riding experience […]

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Leadership Insights Series: Introduction:  Unsung Achievement

Leadership Insights Series: Introduction: Unsung Achievement

January 16, 2013 No Comments

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