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Discuss manufacturing and job shop business issues

  1. OT Composting and why we are in the wrong business

    Started by 9100, 12-09-2018 12:22 PM
    haul, leave, pay, people, steel
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 447
    12-10-2018, 03:30 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 485
    12-10-2018, 01:50 AM Go to last post
  2. Multi-Generational Workforce

    Started by Ox, 12-02-2018 01:57 PM
    found, interesting, section, snow, stereotypes
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 864
    12-10-2018, 12:22 AM Go to last post
  3. Starting contract work, what's required?

    Started by Bree863, 12-02-2018 03:32 AM
    business, contracts, start up, taxes, work
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 761
    12-09-2018, 05:49 PM Go to last post
  4. How to network as a young machinist

    Started by thefutureisnow, 08-24-2018 03:45 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    good, i’d, i’m, machining, shop
    • Replies: 45
    • Views: 3,872
    12-09-2018, 05:44 PM Go to last post
  5. Shipping/Packaging 101

    Started by otrlt, 12-06-2018 02:52 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 53
    • Views: 1,887
    12-08-2018, 10:58 PM Go to last post
  6. Changing from 8/5hr to 4/10 hr days

    Started by PlasmaOnTheBrain, 12-04-2018 06:24 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    day, needed, shift, shop, week
    • Replies: 66
    • Views: 2,779
    12-08-2018, 06:26 AM Go to last post
  7. How do you guys handle the “could you do me a favor” work?

    Started by Trboatworks, 11-29-2018 03:56 AM
    6 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 6
    • Replies: 108
    • Views: 6,179
    12-06-2018, 08:21 AM Go to last post
  8. Question Securing Short Run / Small Order Contracts

    Started by HiltzMachining, 12-04-2018 01:26 PM
    contracts, jobs, securing, small, time
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 478
    12-05-2018, 03:25 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 767
    12-04-2018, 03:08 PM Go to last post
  9. Machine shop software woes!

    Started by EnvisionERP, 11-25-2018 12:05 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    interested, machining, orders, shops, software
    • Replies: 23
    • Views: 1,339
    12-04-2018, 02:48 PM Go to last post
  10. Department Names

    Started by beege, 11-27-2018 07:28 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    department, departments, names, sections, titles
    • Replies: 57
    • Views: 2,439
    12-04-2018, 01:53 PM Go to last post
  11. Healthcare ACA Subsidy Cliff

    Started by laminar-flow, 11-21-2018 04:01 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    aca, big, deal, subsidy, year
    • Replies: 76
    • Views: 2,790
    12-04-2018, 07:00 AM Go to last post
  12. Help with sizing and position of heating unit(s)

    Started by Bill in PA, 11-19-2018 10:29 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 34
    • Views: 1,022
    11-28-2018, 02:32 PM Go to last post
  13. Any Info on Lassy Tools?

    Started by Clownshoes, 11-27-2018 01:02 PM
    answering, bounced, e-mails, parts, stopped
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 337
    11-27-2018, 03:21 PM Go to last post
  14. Trying to make sense of financing offer

    Started by bisdreamz, 11-25-2018 01:51 AM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 949
    11-26-2018, 06:57 PM Go to last post
  15. Template for shop file management?

    Started by [email protected], 11-21-2018 01:19 PM
    creating, file, files, folder, programs
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 598
    11-25-2018, 05:09 AM Go to last post
  16. Managing Customer RFQ's

    Started by InvoluteSpline, 11-20-2018 11:36 AM
    crm, customers, information, rfq, sales
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 299
    11-23-2018, 04:06 PM Go to last post
  17. Setting up drug free workplace / testing

    Started by Laurentian, 11-17-2011 10:57 AM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    • Replies: 69
    • Views: 6,706
    11-22-2018, 04:24 AM Go to last post
  18. How is Haimer so cheap via MSC?

    Started by yoke, 11-16-2018 10:20 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    deal, holder, making, msc, prices
    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 1,810
    11-20-2018, 07:03 PM Go to last post
  19. Vendors for continuous cast iron bar?

    Started by huleo, 11-19-2018 12:23 PM
    bar, cast, continuous, figured, hog
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 510
    11-20-2018, 01:37 AM Go to last post
  20. Anyone use ACT! CRM (Customer Resource Management)?

    Started by BRHMFG, 11-15-2018 07:03 PM
    act, called, calls, customer contact, enter
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 322
    11-17-2018, 03:31 PM Go to last post
  21. Varnamo EV-2

    Started by Prof Mark, 11-15-2018 01:56 PM
    cranked, ev-2, machine, movements, varnamo
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 390
    11-16-2018, 11:20 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 682
    11-16-2018, 09:42 AM Go to last post
  22. Steel building kits

    Started by motojoel1, 06-05-2013 09:34 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 35
    • Views: 8,813
    11-16-2018, 08:18 AM Go to last post
  23. Small Job shop tooling-inventory control

    Started by Kapster, 11-01-2018 03:05 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    mills, small, tooling, shop, part
    • Replies: 26
    • Views: 2,537
    11-14-2018, 01:36 PM Go to last post
  24. Switching shop lights to LED

    Started by Larry Dickman, 09-29-2018 03:08 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 55
    • Views: 4,338
    11-14-2018, 01:18 PM Go to last post
  25. Workers Comp injury, layoff quandry

    Started by pgmrmike, 11-11-2018 11:55 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    back, hurt, injury, work, workers
    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 1,783
    11-13-2018, 10:44 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 1,071
    11-12-2018, 10:55 PM Go to last post
  26. 47% rent increase, thank you new owners.

    Started by triumph406, 10-31-2018 03:16 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    building, i’m, owners, sell, shop
    • Replies: 43
    • Views: 4,095
    11-08-2018, 09:07 PM Go to last post
  27. Machine placement in shop

    Started by gear cutter, 09-01-2018 10:21 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 31
    • Views: 3,819
    11-05-2018, 06:24 PM Go to last post
  28. Issue with purchase contract of machine

    Started by DavidTT111, 11-01-2018 06:56 PM
    deposit, guy, machine, manufacturer, point
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,236
    11-03-2018, 07:35 PM Go to last post
  29. A question about pension entitlements

    Started by Mark Rand, 10-31-2018 04:13 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    company, employee, employer, pension, pensions
    • Replies: 34
    • Views: 1,523
    11-02-2018, 01:07 PM Go to last post
  30. Customer Wants the Files

    Started by Houdini16, 10-31-2018 01:24 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    customer, customers, files, molds, shop
    • Replies: 27
    • Views: 2,396
    11-02-2018, 08:32 AM Go to last post
  31. Got a fun one for you guy's

    Started by Jetrocket, 10-29-2018 05:00 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    completing, found, guys, shop, work
    • Replies: 57
    • Views: 4,477
    10-31-2018, 03:52 PM Go to last post
  32. Health Insurance, how much does your shop pay towards premiums?

    Started by msmco, 10-25-2018 03:58 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    cost, health, insurance, pay, premium
    • Replies: 30
    • Views: 1,817
    10-30-2018, 10:57 PM Go to last post
  33. What to do with old coolant/oil?

    Started by Tap_or_Die, 10-24-2018 09:35 AM
    barrels, gallon, oil, question, skimmed
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 820
    10-28-2018, 11:22 PM Go to last post
  34. Start up advice

    Started by Neilmac94, 10-24-2018 08:24 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    advice, scotland, time, work, working
    • Replies: 31
    • Views: 2,191
    10-28-2018, 06:58 PM Go to last post
  35. Business Expansion Plans - am I crazy?

    Started by motion guru, 01-20-2018 10:32 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 57
    • Views: 7,808
    10-27-2018, 03:24 PM Go to last post
  36. Moisture proofing a cement block shop

    Started by tom_boctou, 10-25-2018 02:03 PM
    block, cement, insulation, moisture, walls
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 958
    10-25-2018, 10:04 PM Go to last post

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