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    When we started/purchased our manufacturing...

    When we started/purchased our manufacturing business, all old 800 numbers had been discontinued. My business partner had a verizon Home phone that we used for business number. Since it was just the...
  2. Would you care to share what you currently use...

    Would you care to share what you currently use for both?
  3. Customer Resource Magangement (CRM) Do you use it?

    The manufacturing business we purchased has a program called ACT! that we inherited along with other software. Until a year ago, I have just used a large notebook to write notes when on the phone...
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    Great Thots, To clarify, the building will be a...

    Great Thots, To clarify, the building will be a 51' x 80' with 22' sidewall height. This dividing wall will give us a 50'x 51' work area and 30' x 51' paint and wash area. So it is all inside one...
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    28' Sliding Door in 50' Wall?

    Need to close off the end a 50' building to be used for painting large equipment. We want our overhead crane to run full length of building so wall will have to stay below the crane. Possibly we...
  6. I've never used electrostatic but would love to...

    I've never used electrostatic but would love to try it.
  7. I wish... Pressure pot we can drop a 5 gallon...

    I wish... Pressure pot we can drop a 5 gallon bucket into. Place I used to work went from airless to air assist.
  8. The load would still have to travel thru the...

    The load would still have to travel thru the doorway into the paint room, then it CD travel left or right once through the door.
    We are coating ag items where finish is not as critical as body...
  9. How to set up Overhead Crane to move items into Paint bay

    We are planning an addition to our shop. The main necessity is a paint area for large items we manufacture. Thinking of going 45' Wide by 80' Long and 20' sidewalls roughly. The Paint area would...
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    Interesting ideas above!! I would have no...

    Interesting ideas above!!
    I would have no problem with using metric but I'm not gonna use both. I hate tapes with dual systems and exactly where would the metric tape be when I needed it? Same...
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    So Maybe I could have explained more...

    So Maybe I could have explained more clearly.....:rolleyes5:
    What method would you use to mark out something spaced like this?

    Inches 72.625 145.25 217.875 290.5 ...
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    100' Tape Marked in Inches instead of feet?

    Every 100' tape I've seen is marked out in feet and inches. Is there such a thing as a tape that gives inches like a standard 25' tape? (13,14,..121,122,etc)(instead of 1' 1", 10' 1", etc)...
  13. Ya i think i need a solution somewhere in...

    Ya i think i need a solution somewhere in between. What I don't like about tacking up on the table each time is we do a batch today, then in a week another batch the same so looks like best option...
  14. Fixture for Welding Plate Square on end of Tube?

    Looking for ideas to make a fixture to weld plates to the end of Square Tubing and/or Beams.
    Tubing varies from 4-6 in and plate are varying sizes. Would like one fixture that would hold the plate...
  15. Anyone use ACT! CRM (Customer Resource Management)?

    Business we purchased last year included computers and software include this ACT! program. The office manager supposedly used it to enter all contacts and track phone calls etc. The computer it was...
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    Appreciate the input. Yes definitely one pass...

    Appreciate the input. Yes definitely one pass and 20' flat works much better in a vertical roller. Our machine has the tonnage to do it easily but we are lacking the accuracy and consistency. ...
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    Ya I guess I'm familiar with the small version of...

    Ya I guess I'm familiar with the small version of those type, "eagle benders" but was hoping to find something a little more economical. Looks like rebuilding the one we have is probably the only...
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    Vertical Roller For up to 12" Flat

    Has anyone built a hydraulic roller to roll flat metal? Need to bend up to 1/2" x 12" flat. Seldom a tighter radius than 10'. However the closer the rollers the less waste from the flat end. Used...
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    TOYOTA! not too familiar with some brands...

    TOYOTA! not too familiar with some brands mentioned but never seen one with better visibility to forks than Toyota. Some of those you have to bend into all sorts of contortions to get a squint at...
  20. Check out Iroquois Ironworker press brakes. ...

    Check out Iroquois Ironworker press brakes. iroquoisiron.com They specialize in basic machines for smaller shops. You can get them with all manual controls or CNC options.
    They also are willing...
  21. OP here again finally, Hey worked out great so...

    OP here again finally, Hey worked out great so far! Product was run thru LLC: Material purchased, customer invoices etc. Seems much better approach to both of us. LLC is reimbursing partner for...
  22. I was worried this would turn into an anti...

    I was worried this would turn into an anti partnership debate. That is not the point here. Its been done. Yes, I have read some of the horror stories here on PM. It was a case of an opportunity...
  23. How to compensate partner for product he brings to the business?

    Setting: Partner A and B went together on purchasing an existing manufacturing business building steel products. Partner A had some cash and experience in the exact product but no shop, Partner B...
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    Lean manufacturing or lean production, often...

    Lean manufacturing or lean production, often simply "lean", is a systematic method for the elimination of waste ("Muda") within a manufacturing system. Lean also takes into account waste created...
  25. asking the right person makes all the difference!...

    asking the right person makes all the difference! Talked with a different guy from Komatsu, you are right Jim, this system was from a stainless shop and propane was used for plasma cutting. No...
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