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Discuss manufacturing and job shop business issues

  1. Considerations before moving a shop?

    Started by Leviathan, 09-23-2018 03:06 PM
    moving, years, move, long, operations
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 413
    09-24-2018, 10:40 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 638
    09-24-2018, 07:25 PM Go to last post
  2. Shop Relationships

    Started by Praxis, 09-19-2018 10:15 PM
    business, larger, limiting, shops, smaller
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 923
    09-24-2018, 12:30 PM Go to last post
  3. Computer Died! Lost Everything!

    Started by wgnrr1, 04-15-2012 02:55 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 46
    • Views: 5,644
    09-24-2018, 10:10 AM Go to last post
  4. What bank do you guys use?

    Started by TiTillIdie, 06-28-2018 09:02 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    bank, big, business, card, credit
    • Replies: 39
    • Views: 2,651
    09-24-2018, 02:22 AM Go to last post
  5. Letting a guy go. Did I handle it right?

    Started by gear cutter, 09-06-2018 09:26 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    • Replies: 65
    • Views: 4,275
    09-21-2018, 03:58 PM Go to last post
  6. Source For D2 Tool Steel?

    Started by munruh, 08-28-2018 07:46 AM
    kansas, option, source, steel, tool
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 770
    09-21-2018, 12:41 PM Go to last post
  7. O.T. Privacy Statement for outside vendors

    Started by gmach10, 09-19-2018 10:19 AM
    bank, cleaning, excavating, privacy, statement
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 549
    09-20-2018, 05:19 PM Go to last post
  8. Mfg.com

    Started by INDmachine, 08-22-2018 10:05 AM
    cash, lot, mfg.com, pennies, time
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 1,320
    09-20-2018, 04:32 PM Go to last post
  9. How do others run their companies and shops?

    Started by Gordon B. Clarke, 09-14-2018 07:53 AM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    • Replies: 60
    • Views: 2,836
    09-20-2018, 01:13 AM Go to last post
  10. O.T. Hacker warning

    Started by gmach10, 09-19-2018 10:13 AM
    cover, letters, order, replies, resumes
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 469
    09-19-2018, 01:41 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 1,115
    09-18-2018, 09:11 PM Go to last post
  11. Machine shop insurance?

    Started by 50BMG DUDE, 09-17-2018 01:40 PM
    $600k, insurance, liability, machinery, worth
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 559
    09-18-2018, 07:52 AM Go to last post
  12. Where do you sell scrap Carbide?

    Started by mcbassin, 09-12-2018 10:52 AM
    carbide, guys, scrap, sell, worth
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 1,204
    09-17-2018, 08:46 AM Go to last post
  13. Shops holding "Job Fairs" = high turnover ?

    Started by digger doug, 03-16-2018 06:22 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    high, job, shops, sign, turnover
    • Replies: 51
    • Views: 6,123
    09-16-2018, 07:34 AM Go to last post
  14. Thoughts on using "recruiters" for finding qualified employees ?

    Started by Milacron, 09-04-2018 08:29 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    bad, employees, examples, neutral, recruiter
    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 1,279
    09-14-2018, 04:29 PM Go to last post
  15. Source for Production Volume Plastics?

    Started by Ox, 09-12-2018 10:35 AM
    service, snow, source, sources, things
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 591
    09-14-2018, 01:12 PM Go to last post
  16. Anybody going to IMTS ?

    Started by Weasel, 09-05-2018 10:35 PM
    chicago, imts, imts 2018, meet, nice
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 1,100
    09-14-2018, 08:54 AM Go to last post
  17. Is it just me, or is finding/buying used eqpt a major hassle?

    Started by pgmrmike, 09-05-2018 05:09 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    advertising, info, machine, sold, year
    • Replies: 34
    • Views: 2,281
    09-11-2018, 07:35 PM Go to last post
  18. How to network as a young machinist

    Started by thefutureisnow, 08-24-2018 02:45 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    good, iíd, iím, machining, shop
    • Replies: 37
    • Views: 2,053
    09-11-2018, 07:18 PM Go to last post
  19. Are machinery/tooling prices rising because of tariffs..?

    Started by Doug, 09-08-2018 12:59 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    day, prices, rising, tariffs, tooling
    • Replies: 25
    • Views: 1,431
    09-10-2018, 09:41 AM Go to last post
  20. Machine placement in shop

    Started by gear cutter, 09-01-2018 09:21 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 22
    • Views: 2,109
    09-07-2018, 09:32 AM Go to last post
  21. Section 179 Deduction Question

    Started by Pete Deal, 09-05-2018 08:21 PM
    compact, deduction, equipment, piece, section
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 330
    09-06-2018, 11:31 AM Go to last post
  22. Question Who should pay for mistake?

    Started by chip_maker, 08-27-2018 07:01 AM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    p/n, part, print, prints, wrong
    • Replies: 66
    • Views: 4,382
    09-05-2018, 06:40 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 98
    • Views: 5,842
    09-03-2018, 04:00 PM Go to last post
  23. How to tell customer "NO"

    Started by CarbideBob, 08-30-2018 03:24 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    • Replies: 70
    • Views: 4,450
    09-02-2018, 08:04 PM Go to last post
  24. Business cards Ė who uses and who has?

    Started by Gordon B. Clarke, 08-14-2018 02:22 AM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    • Replies: 62
    • Views: 3,055
    09-01-2018, 03:55 AM Go to last post
  25. Core machines needed

    Started by Mr.Green, 08-27-2018 09:49 PM
    needed, lathe, equipment, customers, back
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 601
    08-29-2018, 11:57 AM Go to last post
  26. Anyone ever hire a business consultant

    Started by kpotter, 08-22-2018 10:01 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    grow, issue, lathe, machines, modern
    • Replies: 39
    • Views: 2,344
    08-28-2018, 02:39 AM Go to last post
  27. I could use some fatherly advise...

    Started by Jashley73, 07-18-2018 06:35 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    family, home, job, people, work
    • Replies: 39
    • Views: 3,194
    08-27-2018, 05:48 PM Go to last post
  28. Interesting concept for new business and product development

    Started by JimGlass, 07-05-2014 04:05 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 49
    • Views: 5,958
    08-27-2018, 07:12 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 906
    08-26-2018, 11:17 AM Go to last post
  29. Is having your shop on your homestead a handicap/detrimental?

    Started by pgmrmike, 06-23-2018 04:01 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    customers, expand, home, property, shop
    • Replies: 61
    • Views: 4,913
    08-23-2018, 08:46 PM Go to last post
  30. Question From P.O. to machining(organization)

    Started by EndlessWaltz, 08-22-2018 02:52 PM
    attached, chain, email, office, print
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 695
    08-23-2018, 08:24 AM Go to last post
  31. Xometry-Who is doing it?

    Started by sknies, 06-25-2018 12:48 PM
    making, money, recent, reviews, wheels
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 2,658
    08-21-2018, 02:56 PM Go to last post
  32. Earle M. Jorgensen Company

    Started by otrlt, 03-03-2018 12:52 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    • Replies: 71
    • Views: 8,249
    08-19-2018, 01:11 PM Go to last post
  33. How do you determine how well your shop is doing by gut or numbers?

    Started by Jetrocket, 07-16-2018 07:58 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    curiosity, determine, gut, numbers, shop
    • Replies: 32
    • Views: 2,948
    08-17-2018, 03:24 PM Go to last post
  34. Employee Salesperson Commision Rates

    Started by msmco, 08-08-2018 07:44 AM
    based, commission, job, pays, rate
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 719
    08-17-2018, 03:21 PM Go to last post
  35. Quotes For Manufacturing- Not "Quotes"

    Started by allloutmx, 08-04-2018 11:51 AM
    end, late, manufacturing, quotes, rush
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 4,337
    08-15-2018, 10:50 AM Go to last post
  36. Is everyone's postal service as bad as our's?

    Started by 9100, 08-11-2018 09:51 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    • Replies: 79
    • Views: 3,028
    08-14-2018, 11:30 AM Go to last post

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