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Discuss manufacturing and job shop business issues

  1. fyi... My exit

    Started by rj newbould, 12-13-2016 08:50 PM
    39 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 39
    • Replies: 778
    • Views: 96,582
    07-21-2017, 10:31 PM Go to last post
  2. Co-workers not doing the right thing...

    Started by crb06, 07-21-2017 08:53 PM
    company, multiple, thing, working, wrong
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 126
    07-21-2017, 10:19 PM Go to last post
  3. Is it common for shops to give holidays off paid?

    Started by Econdron, 07-20-2017 05:31 PM
    employees, holidays, paid, wanted, working
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 593
    07-21-2017, 11:29 AM Go to last post
  4. Change manager/engineer ?

    Started by cross hair, 07-18-2017 05:37 PM
    business, change, experience, operations, wondering
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 1,125
    07-20-2017, 10:30 PM Go to last post
  5. More auctions - a harbinger of economic doom?

    Started by Comatose, 07-12-2017 02:01 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    detectors, months, paid, past, recession
    • Replies: 22
    • Views: 2,190
    07-19-2017, 03:22 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 362
    07-19-2017, 02:59 PM Go to last post
  6. Cool Ask me anything IT related

    Started by makezee, 10-23-2016 03:46 PM
    15 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 15
    • Replies: 298
    • Views: 20,849
    07-18-2017, 11:44 PM Go to last post
  7. Ever had to sign an NDA to attend an auction..?

    Started by Doug, 03-28-2017 04:14 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    auction, country, machines, problem, times
    • Replies: 22
    • Views: 2,661
    07-17-2017, 10:22 AM Go to last post
  8. Used American over new import?

    Started by ElCouso, 07-13-2017 12:00 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    american, american iron, import, machine
    • Replies: 44
    • Views: 2,066
    07-17-2017, 04:48 AM Go to last post
  9. Wanting to start a small shop, common question I'm sure, advice appreciated!

    Started by RevK, 10-20-2016 09:21 AM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    job, machines, miss, shop, working
    • Replies: 77
    • Views: 10,756
    07-16-2017, 11:57 AM Go to last post
  10. Bussiness Savings Accounts

    Started by Stoney83, 07-14-2017 08:39 AM
    .1%, account, business, money, savings
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 700
    07-16-2017, 07:15 AM Go to last post
  11. How do you handle "Setup Sheets"?

    Started by tbm0115, 04-27-2015 03:25 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 35
    • Views: 9,534
    07-15-2017, 10:23 AM Go to last post
  12. City ordnance for small machine shop

    Started by Makin' N Bakin', 06-24-2017 11:49 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 45
    • Views: 3,519
    07-14-2017, 08:17 PM Go to last post
  13. Phunny customers and their (no so) funny antics

    Started by dkmc, 02-22-2017 07:01 PM
    customers, funny, job, machining, price
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 3,795
    07-14-2017, 03:24 PM Go to last post
  14. Any corridor user's here?

    Started by conceptdevelopers, 07-14-2017 07:58 AM
    corridor, materials, optimum, raw, track
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 218
    07-14-2017, 07:58 AM Go to last post
  15. Prospective owner for advice

    Started by inpogress, 06-27-2017 04:11 PM
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 5
    advice, business, buy, question, total
    • Replies: 85
    • Views: 4,143
    07-13-2017, 04:35 PM Go to last post
  16. Disagreement about tolerance on print

    Started by Toolroomguy, 06-10-2017 03:23 PM
    6 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 6
    end, holes, part, parts, print
    • Replies: 115
    • Views: 8,343
    07-12-2017, 02:32 AM Go to last post
  17. Need sample letter to try and get work

    Started by Gwaed, 07-09-2017 06:55 AM
    customers, hoping, kind, sample, work
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 956
    07-11-2017, 09:00 AM Go to last post
  18. Question One person welding shop getting into machining/ job shopping

    Started by acozygun, 06-20-2017 09:09 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    business development, index milling machine, stuff, welding, work
    • Replies: 25
    • Views: 1,942
    07-11-2017, 08:39 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 28
    • Views: 2,794
    07-10-2017, 04:17 PM Go to last post
  19. New Hire with Drawers Full of Cutting Tools..

    Started by Davis In SC, 05-29-2017 07:46 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    carbide, cutting, hire, owners, tools
    • Replies: 64
    • Views: 6,560
    07-10-2017, 02:19 PM Go to last post
  20. Lightbulb Paint for Hiding Dust in Fabrication Lab

    Started by thinktankgroup, 07-10-2017 08:21 AM
    design, fabrication lab, kuka, lab, paint
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 679
    07-10-2017, 12:28 PM Go to last post
  21. hiring under age 18 possible these days

    Started by mo841, 06-30-2017 05:45 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    days, hours, kind, shops, work
    • Replies: 25
    • Views: 1,890
    07-10-2017, 09:45 AM Go to last post
  22. insulated steel panels for shop roof and walls

    Started by Ajc123, 03-28-2014 05:56 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 23
    • Views: 3,949
    07-07-2017, 10:10 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 667
    07-06-2017, 10:14 AM Go to last post
  23. LLC for a 'hobby' shop?

    Started by Cole2534, 06-23-2017 11:24 AM
    income, recently, shop, tax, work
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 1,709
    07-05-2017, 04:55 PM Go to last post
  24. Part Qty Discrepancy

    Started by Ox, 06-28-2017 04:27 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    box, customer, part, parts, time
    • Replies: 23
    • Views: 2,060
    07-05-2017, 12:23 PM Go to last post
  25. ISO 9001 Questions for Small Shop

    Started by munruh, 09-20-2016 11:25 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    iso, job, shop, small, wanted
    • Replies: 32
    • Views: 3,053
    07-04-2017, 08:09 PM Go to last post
  26. What's the profit margin on carbide tools?

    Started by Ukraine Train, 06-28-2017 03:41 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    10%, carbide, end, margin, profit
    • Replies: 28
    • Views: 2,338
    07-04-2017, 07:57 PM Go to last post
  27. Bearing supply?

    Started by Toolbert, 06-27-2017 04:42 PM
    bearing, mcmaster, price, touch, w6204
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 996
    07-02-2017, 09:50 AM Go to last post
  28. want to hammer apart my latest resume?

    Started by bmikkalson, 06-27-2017 12:25 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    body, dabbled, machine, work, years
    • Replies: 44
    • Views: 2,239
    07-02-2017, 09:26 AM Go to last post
  29. Recovering receivables from customer who files chapter 11 bankruptcy

    Started by RJT, 06-06-2017 05:35 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    bankruptcy, customer, debt, immediately, pay
    • Replies: 59
    • Views: 5,003
    06-29-2017, 01:23 PM Go to last post
  30. OSHA cited us for lockout/tagout

    Started by MotoX, 06-19-2017 11:58 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    exclude, loto, machines, osha, understanding
    • Replies: 33
    • Views: 3,367
    06-29-2017, 08:40 AM Go to last post
  31. Looking for CNC Machine shop business to buy

    Started by Vlad Harut, 06-21-2017 09:35 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    buy, cnc shop for sale, established, machine shop for sale, shop
    • Replies: 39
    • Views: 3,471
    06-27-2017, 02:32 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 27
    • Views: 1,914
    06-24-2017, 06:36 AM Go to last post
  32. OT document shredding with a garden mulcher

    Started by mjk, 06-22-2017 08:05 AM
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 1,036
    06-22-2017, 05:52 PM Go to last post
  33. Any companies out there hiring for a day shift position

    Started by vr6, 05-31-2017 10:25 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    day, days, job, retire, timers
    • Replies: 30
    • Views: 2,690
    06-20-2017, 11:51 AM Go to last post
  34. Operating multiple engine lathes?

    Started by machinist0479, 06-08-2017 03:38 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 37
    • Views: 2,975
    06-18-2017, 07:25 PM Go to last post
  35. "Employee Entitlement"

    Started by Econdron, 06-02-2017 12:48 PM
    6 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 6
    day, give, lunch, paid, time
    • Replies: 102
    • Views: 9,400
    06-17-2017, 07:06 PM Go to last post
  36. Who do you use for Yaskawa Inverter Repairs?

    Started by Dualkit, 05-30-2017 08:06 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    forget, inverter, place, repair, yaskawa
    • Replies: 25
    • Views: 1,248
    06-17-2017, 04:20 PM Go to last post

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