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Discuss manufacturing and job shop business issues

  1. Shipping companies "New" way of doing business, I call it a scam

    Started by laminar-flow, 08-21-2020 10:08 AM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    • Replies: 60
    • Views: 4,934
    09-27-2020, 10:45 AM Go to last post
  2. My continued struggle to find decent shop help

    Started by wheelieking71, 09-10-2020 02:54 PM
    56 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 56
    • Replies: 1,108
    • Views: 47,351
    09-27-2020, 09:50 AM Go to last post
  3. Workflow management system - for employees

    Started by Bread, 09-24-2020 09:39 PM
    employees, job, jobs, shop, system
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 341
    09-26-2020, 05:45 PM Go to last post
  4. Excuses for not coming for interview.

    Started by klemchuk, 09-23-2020 12:58 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    ankle, excuses, interview, sprained, suicide
    • Replies: 75
    • Views: 3,485
    09-26-2020, 08:31 AM Go to last post
  5. Shop Security System

    Started by 10 fingers, 09-10-2020 04:40 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 28
    • Views: 1,271
    09-25-2020, 11:20 PM Go to last post
  6. Moving our machine shop from California to Idaho

    Started by kustomizer, 04-09-2020 08:42 PM
    50 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 50
    • Replies: 987
    • Views: 70,100
    09-25-2020, 09:27 PM Go to last post
  7. First Article Inspection Software or Documentation

    Started by munruh, 09-25-2020 06:46 AM
    fai, helps, ideas, report, software
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 319
    09-25-2020, 05:17 PM Go to last post
  8. Dimensioning parts sheet or data table

    Started by WILLTELL2388, 09-15-2020 03:22 PM
    dimension, excel, make, part, sheet
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 574
    09-23-2020, 03:37 AM Go to last post
  9. Industrial Paint System, What do you use and like?

    Started by BRHMFG, 09-12-2020 10:38 AM
    paint, painting, parts, system
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 745
    09-22-2020, 09:07 PM Go to last post
  10. Starting my own shop

    Started by MrBreeze90, 08-24-2020 02:25 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    job shop, machine shops, new member, shop, years
    • Replies: 57
    • Views: 3,768
    09-22-2020, 07:02 PM Go to last post
  11. Help me to spend $20 gran

    Started by OVodov, 09-19-2020 05:21 PM
    machine, purchase, shop, spend, wil
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 810
    09-22-2020, 07:15 AM Go to last post
  12. Do you care if employees are on time?

    Started by Strostkovy, 09-14-2020 02:24 AM
    8 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 8
    care, consistently, employee, issues, time
    • Replies: 156
    • Views: 6,854
    09-21-2020, 08:01 AM Go to last post
  13. vacuum carburizing vendor

    Started by 10 fingers, 09-19-2020 06:48 PM
    carburizing, lot, vacuum, vendor, vendors
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 393
    09-20-2020, 06:19 PM Go to last post
  14. Running out of Machinists

    Started by motion guru, 08-25-2020 11:14 PM
    24 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 24
    • Replies: 463
    • Views: 28,559
    09-18-2020, 01:44 PM Go to last post
  15. Texas sales tax exemption

    Started by Shawn_Laughlin, 09-15-2020 11:40 PM
    i’ve, reading, sales, tax, texas
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 645
    09-18-2020, 10:33 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 1,500
    09-17-2020, 05:29 PM Go to last post
  16. Am I crazy to consider buying a machine shop?

    Started by ideadirect, 12-14-2019 04:18 PM
    7 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 7
    • Replies: 127
    • Views: 16,081
    09-15-2020, 11:15 PM Go to last post
  17. Shipping Container for Utilities

    Started by gkoenig, 07-31-2020 01:34 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    1-trip, idea, main, refurb, shop
    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 2,872
    09-15-2020, 12:50 AM Go to last post
  18. Would you/ do you bill for time wasted by clients?

    Started by Greenwud, 09-11-2020 03:49 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    bill, clients, perspective, time, wasted
    • Replies: 22
    • Views: 1,657
    09-14-2020, 10:11 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 32
    • Views: 3,061
    09-13-2020, 10:25 PM Go to last post
  19. CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program????

    Started by alphonso, 03-29-2020 04:40 PM
    18 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 18
    • Replies: 344
    • Views: 28,296
    09-12-2020, 08:16 PM Go to last post
  20. Machine Financing?

    Started by stenger, 09-09-2020 01:25 PM
    company, deal, good/easy, machines, recommend
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 735
    09-12-2020, 11:27 AM Go to last post
  21. Career Advice for a Young Machinist

    Started by Frater01, 07-05-2020 10:03 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    experience, learning, machinist, shop, work
    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 3,000
    09-11-2020, 12:02 AM Go to last post
  22. Lightbulb ERP for AS9100 Compliance Design Review

    Started by thumphrey, 09-08-2020 07:17 AM
    aerospace, aerospace machining, as9100, erp, quality management
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 333
    09-08-2020, 07:17 AM Go to last post
  23. Buying a machine shop/Valueing a shop

    Started by Dank1011, 11-08-2015 09:37 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    buying, machine, sales, shop, valued
    • Replies: 59
    • Views: 15,989
    09-07-2020, 05:24 PM Go to last post
  24. Tangible property tax

    Started by as9100d, 05-24-2020 02:23 AM
    8 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 8
    state, pockets, property, digging, interested
    • Replies: 151
    • Views: 12,262
    09-07-2020, 11:44 AM Go to last post
  25. Machine listed at multiple "dealers"

    Started by Archer120x, 07-08-2020 11:47 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    actual, dealers, machine, original, owner
    • Replies: 22
    • Views: 3,117
    09-05-2020, 07:10 PM Go to last post
  26. Non-compete and Arbitration Agreement?

    Started by mhajicek, 08-11-2020 05:41 PM
    agreement, arbitration, binding, includes, kinda
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 1,677
    09-05-2020, 04:19 PM Go to last post
  27. Satelite radio for shop entertainment.

    Started by Dualkit, 08-17-2020 08:42 AM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    buy, nascar, radio, shop, sports
    • Replies: 73
    • Views: 2,969
    09-05-2020, 04:19 PM Go to last post
  28. Considering career as a machinist

    Started by danielp3344, 07-01-2020 02:11 PM
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 5
    • Replies: 86
    • Views: 9,127
    09-05-2020, 04:17 PM Go to last post
  29. Scrap VS Material prices, what are you getting/giving?

    Started by Parkerbender, 07-25-2019 02:41 PM
    11 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 11
    • Replies: 205
    • Views: 25,527
    09-05-2020, 04:14 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 921
    09-05-2020, 07:47 AM Go to last post
  30. suggesting design changes to customers, your input?

    Started by Stirling, 08-20-2020 01:30 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 1,812
    09-03-2020, 08:57 PM Go to last post
  31. Cutbacks

    Started by CatMan, 08-26-2020 09:48 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    guys, make, shop, unpaid, week
    • Replies: 37
    • Views: 2,386
    09-03-2020, 10:11 AM Go to last post
  32. Retiring-today is my last day

    Started by Toolroomguy, 08-31-2020 07:27 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 35
    • Views: 1,920
    08-31-2020, 10:23 PM Go to last post
  33. Opening a second business questions/thoughts

    Started by jamscal, 07-26-2020 05:26 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    business, good, person, start, system
    • Replies: 25
    • Views: 3,155
    08-30-2020, 07:50 PM Go to last post
  34. SBA EIDL taking applications again

    Started by jancollc, 08-30-2020 11:46 AM
    applications, approval, eidl, loan, sba
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 373
    08-30-2020, 12:29 PM Go to last post
  35. Legalization of marijuana and company policy

    Started by Motown MoFo, 03-23-2018 03:56 PM
    8 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 8
    company, legalization, marijuana, policy, weed
    • Replies: 154
    • Views: 16,651
    08-28-2020, 07:31 PM Go to last post
  36. Anyone have multiple businesses?

    Started by ewlsey, 03-04-2015 09:00 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    • Replies: 64
    • Views: 11,674
    08-28-2020, 07:22 PM Go to last post
  37. Microsoft 365: what stinkin package are you using?

    Started by thunderskunk, 06-06-2020 09:08 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 53
    • Views: 5,854
    08-27-2020, 07:16 PM Go to last post

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