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  1. Union machinists......Seattle...

    Started by Doug, 02-14-2018 07:36 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    cnc, gear, machinists, union, works
    • Replies: 22
    • Views: 1,795
    02-19-2018, 10:27 PM Go to last post
  2. Massive Seattle gear producer's sons fire all without notice, to cash out

    Started by Glug, 02-15-2018 11:09 AM
    9 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 9
    • Replies: 171
    • Views: 8,808
    02-19-2018, 09:22 PM Go to last post
  3. Need Some Lifes Advice On finding a New Machining Job

    Started by Br0WN&$h4RP3, 02-09-2018 09:36 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    machine, making, parts, shop, work
    • Replies: 40
    • Views: 2,055
    02-19-2018, 06:41 PM Go to last post
  4. Business Expansion Plans - am I crazy?

    Started by motion guru, 01-20-2018 09:32 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 47
    • Views: 3,324
    02-19-2018, 07:26 AM Go to last post
  5. Doing Govt. Solicitations

    Started by Yoteman89, 02-09-2018 03:05 PM
    business, hydraulics, large, shafts, year
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 1,071
    02-18-2018, 01:09 PM Go to last post
  6. When management doesn't understand the business

    Started by MushCreek, 01-27-2018 07:09 AM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    • Replies: 68
    • Views: 5,115
    02-16-2018, 02:30 PM Go to last post
  7. Question How do you find software?

    Started by JesseDC, 02-12-2018 09:40 AM
    advertising, promotion, sales, software, solution
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 721
    02-16-2018, 10:19 AM Go to last post
  8. Used Oil Management

    Started by Rick Finsta, 01-24-2018 08:26 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    back, day, management, oil, regulatory
    • Replies: 53
    • Views: 2,651
    02-16-2018, 07:12 AM Go to last post
  9. How do you organize your tooling?

    Started by MetalArtistCandy, 02-08-2018 11:40 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 51
    • Views: 4,998
    02-14-2018, 04:10 PM Go to last post
  10. Starting a business.

    Started by gwelo62, 01-30-2018 12:55 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    chance, lot, price, question, realise
    • Replies: 66
    • Views: 4,816
    02-13-2018, 11:21 AM Go to last post
  11. Dealing with people who have _no_ mechanical aptitude

    Started by Tonytn36, 01-11-2018 08:25 PM
    13 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 13
    • Replies: 244
    • Views: 14,049
    02-12-2018, 03:07 AM Go to last post
  12. Maximum wages

    Started by DyanamicEDM, 01-04-2018 01:45 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    giving, pay, raise, stop, wages
    • Replies: 50
    • Views: 4,400
    02-11-2018, 05:17 PM Go to last post
  13. Son is moving on. Need to hire new help. Best method for job posting?

    Started by wrustle, 02-06-2018 11:25 AM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    back, day, job, son, time
    • Replies: 71
    • Views: 5,010
    02-11-2018, 05:09 PM Go to last post
  14. Thoughts on Costimator by MTI systems?

    Started by iloveTXBBQ, 02-08-2018 11:39 PM
    costimator, costs, mti, quotes, systems
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 410
    02-10-2018, 10:14 AM Go to last post
  15. Any of you guys an ESOP?

    Started by cranny, 02-09-2018 07:08 AM
    curious, esop, experience, great, move
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 804
    02-10-2018, 04:30 AM Go to last post
  16. Watts Brothers Tool Works

    Started by garyrice, 02-09-2018 03:16 PM
    answer, company, joined, life, sign
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 368
    02-09-2018, 03:38 PM Go to last post
  17. How To Deal With Your Scrap Metal

    Started by allloutmx, 11-29-2017 04:45 PM
    7 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 7
    chips, metal, scrap, truck, worth
    • Replies: 130
    • Views: 10,101
    02-08-2018, 11:21 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 515
    02-08-2018, 10:54 PM Go to last post
  18. looking for a new insurance company

    Started by SDConcepts, 02-06-2018 02:07 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    insurance, liability, manufacture, policy, products
    • Replies: 22
    • Views: 909
    02-07-2018, 05:50 PM Go to last post
  19. Training young people

    Started by Bondo, 12-27-2017 03:15 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    people, welding, training, large, money
    • Replies: 44
    • Views: 4,335
    02-07-2018, 02:52 PM Go to last post
  20. Hardened Part Information Needed

    Started by Tipper, 02-05-2018 05:34 PM
    finished, information, jaws, soft, vehicles
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 559
    02-06-2018, 04:59 PM Go to last post
  21. Software Solutions for Machine Shop

    Started by machinesurf, 01-11-2018 02:03 AM
    gas, machine, machining, oil, software
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 1,707
    02-06-2018, 05:53 AM Go to last post
  22. Would I be tax exempt under Industrial processing.

    Started by Portable Welder, 01-30-2018 10:07 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    charge, industrial, materials, processing, tax
    • Replies: 31
    • Views: 1,380
    02-01-2018, 06:27 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 591
    01-31-2018, 08:07 PM Go to last post
  23. Cool Ask me anything IT related

    Started by makezee, 10-23-2016 04:46 PM
    18 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 18
    • Replies: 358
    • Views: 33,483
    01-29-2018, 10:50 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 1,210
    01-29-2018, 07:08 PM Go to last post
  24. easy drawing program

    Started by Alan Elzer, 01-06-2018 06:30 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 32
    • Views: 2,187
    01-27-2018, 09:30 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 703
    01-27-2018, 06:41 PM Go to last post
  25. Tips on hiring machinist/mechanic/welder/electical guy

    Started by SBAER, 12-05-2017 08:29 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    business, find, guy, things, work
    • Replies: 63
    • Views: 5,339
    01-25-2018, 12:36 PM Go to last post
  26. Industry qualifications for self- employed?

    Started by Greenwud, 01-23-2018 06:22 AM
    customers;, employed, growth, hand, survival
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 544
    01-23-2018, 07:11 AM Go to last post
  27. Trade language, correct designations, do you care?

    Started by Mechanola, 12-16-2017 07:50 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    english, ring, screw, slide, things
    • Replies: 56
    • Views: 3,805
    01-22-2018, 07:51 PM Go to last post
  28. Tappet Covers for 6.0 Powerstroke

    Started by Ox, 01-20-2018 09:38 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    checking, covers, double, powerstroke, told
    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 1,164
    01-21-2018, 10:56 PM Go to last post
  29. TPC Training Systems vs 9-12mo Schooling?

    Started by DJ Berg, 01-17-2018 05:45 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    actual, based, debt, part, school
    • Replies: 26
    • Views: 991
    01-19-2018, 04:13 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 1,508
    01-19-2018, 03:20 PM Go to last post
  30. Other tapatalk forums for quality reading

    Started by Bondo, 01-07-2018 08:48 AM
    tapatalk, read, forums, stuff, fantastic
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 795
    01-15-2018, 07:58 PM Go to last post
  31. Scammed out of a machine

    Started by a13berger, 01-07-2016 12:49 AM
    12 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 12
    • Replies: 233
    • Views: 42,215
    01-15-2018, 04:32 PM Go to last post
  32. Operating your business from remote places. Pros? Cons?

    Started by riabma77, 11-29-2017 07:20 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    building, business, operating, prefer, small
    • Replies: 25
    • Views: 2,812
    01-15-2018, 12:09 AM Go to last post
  33. Employees dictating when they will work.

    Started by Portable Welder, 12-26-2017 12:08 PM
    11 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 11
    good, gotta, guys, work, year
    • Replies: 203
    • Views: 15,725
    01-12-2018, 01:12 PM Go to last post
  34. 2017 - What was your margin ?

    Started by RedBaron, 01-02-2018 08:49 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    depends, i’m, making, margin, seasonal
    • Replies: 59
    • Views: 4,094
    01-07-2018, 11:06 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 1,300
    01-05-2018, 01:57 PM Go to last post

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