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Industry Profile: Employee Training What’s the Return on Investment?

Industry Profile: Employee Training What’s the Return on Investment?

November 2, 2011 No Comments

“The ability to learn faster than your competitors may be the only sustainable competitive advantage.” – Royal Dutch Shell Executive Let’s face it. Employee training is a lot like exercising. We know it’s good for us, but we may not do it as often as we should. It’s easy to make excuses and put it […]

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Shop Profile: Extrusion Dies Industries, LLC

Shop Profile: Extrusion Dies Industries, LLC

November 2, 2011 No Comments

  A Fluid Approach with Lube-Tech Next time you open a bag of chips, unwrap a candy bar or lean against an airplane window, you can thank a company out of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. Extrusion Dies Industries, LLC (EDI), makes flat dies for everything from cling wrap to rubber liners for ponds, and everything in […]

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Cover Story: What’s Your International Game Plan

Cover Story: What’s Your International Game Plan

November 1, 2011 No Comments

by: Melissa DeBilzan Gone are the days when manufacturers were somewhat insulated from the rest of the world. Until recently, most bought from, sold to and depended on local markets. Not anymore. Customers are moving and suppliers are following. Manufacturers are breaking into new markets or at least tapping into them for cheaper parts. Now […]

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Feature Story: The New Normal – Marketing

Feature Story: The New Normal – Marketing

September 6, 2011 No Comments

Firing Your Customers and Other Creative Marketing Techniques A Case Study with Boring Machine by: B Kyle In mid-2011, the weather still cold and rainy, I sat down with Tom Chacon, president of Boring Machine Corporation, in Fridley, Minn. Through the last 5 years Chacon has bravely led his company into this “new normal” marketplace, […]

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