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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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Shop Profile: Nanotech Machinery When Smaller is Better for Business

Shop Profile: Nanotech Machinery When Smaller is Better for Business

September 12, 2016 No Comments

by Melissa DeBilzan If there’s one thing Kevin Manion doesn’t want to do, it’s to look back on his life and wonder, “what if?” So, in 2006, he decided to take a risk and start his own business, Nanotech Machinery, after an 18-year stint selling machine tools for distributors in Minnesota. What if he approached […]

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E-clusives: The Skills Gap and Why We Need A Modern Rosie

By: Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor, Manufacturing.Net Women make up half of the U.S. population and almost half of the workforce,...

E-clusive: A Focused Program Recruits Veterans, and Benefits All

By Erick Ajax Marine Master Gunnery Sergeant Jose Chavarria had a very serious assignment: keep his Boeing CH-46 helicopters...