Where Are the Real Problems in Manufacturing?
After we ran a chart in the July issue indicating that the U.S. remains the world's largest manufacturer - and has lost only 1.1% in global market share since 1984 - a reader sent a scathing e-mail suggesting that American Machinist should be ashamed for trying to lull U.S. manufacturers to sleep.
Paradigm Precision Makes Three Acquisitions to Launch Company
Paradigm Precision acquired Smith West of Tempe, Ariz., Palmer Manufacturing Company of Malden, Mass., and Eurocast of Tunis, Tunisia, in what the company said were initial steps in its strategy to combine and grow multiple machining suppliers into a low cost, high performance international competitor.
2008 Machining Competition Coming Up
It's time to start thinking about the 2008 National Apprentice Competition sponsored by the National Tooling and Machining Association and the National Institute for Metalworking Skills.
Problems With the Carbon Tax
This is not a partisan column. I am not trying to promote the Republican Party, nor do I have anything against the environmental movement. Indeed, I like to think of myself as an environmentalist. Nevertheless, I believe that those who promote the carbon tax (almost all of whom are in the Democratic Party) do not fully understand the adverse impact that it could have on American competitiveness.
Are You Benchmarking Your Machine Shop Correctly?
When: November 8-9, 2007, Where: Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Center Benchmarking can be an excellent tool to boost your shop's performance and competitiveness if done correctly. Learn how to develop and execute a successful benchmarking strategy at the American Machinist Machine Shop Workshop, November 8-9 in Cleveland, OH. The opening session, led by John Brandt, CEO of the MPI Group and columnist for IndustryWeek, will help you understand the importance of benchmarking, what performance metrics to benchmark, who you need to benchmark against and how to execute your strategy.
For more information, visit: www.machineshopworkshop.com.
Wal-Mart and the Gallon Jar of Pickles.
Are we willing to pay for perfection?
Tax Break for Importing?
I know this has been touched on before...
One for You Collectors?
The handles are African blackwood and one of some kind of rosewood.
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