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Discuss manufacturing and job shop business issues

  1. Workers Comp injury, layoff quandry

    Started by pgmrmike, 11-11-2018 11:55 AM
    back, hurt, injury, work, workers
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 761
    11-12-2018, 07:49 PM Go to last post
  2. Switching shop lights to LED

    Started by Larry Dickman, 09-29-2018 03:08 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 51
    • Views: 3,577
    11-12-2018, 12:23 AM Go to last post
  3. Small Job shop tooling-inventory control

    Started by Kapster, 11-01-2018 03:05 PM
    mills, small, tooling, shop, part
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 1,365
    11-11-2018, 03:24 PM Go to last post
  4. 47% rent increase, thank you new owners.

    Started by triumph406, 10-31-2018 03:16 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    building, iím, owners, sell, shop
    • Replies: 43
    • Views: 3,407
    11-08-2018, 09:07 PM Go to last post
  5. Machine placement in shop

    Started by gear cutter, 09-01-2018 10:21 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 31
    • Views: 3,461
    11-05-2018, 06:24 PM Go to last post
  6. Issue with purchase contract of machine

    Started by DavidTT111, 11-01-2018 06:56 PM
    deposit, guy, machine, manufacturer, point
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 999
    11-03-2018, 07:35 PM Go to last post
  7. 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: 1,260
    11-02-2018, 01:07 PM Go to last post
  8. 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: 1,961
    11-02-2018, 08:32 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 764
    11-01-2018, 04:15 PM Go to last post
  9. 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: 3,838
    10-31-2018, 03:52 PM Go to last post
  10. 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: 1,527
    10-30-2018, 10:57 PM Go to last post
  11. 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: 627
    10-28-2018, 11:22 PM Go to last post
  12. Start up advice

    Started by Neilmac94, 10-24-2018 08:24 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    advice, scotland, time, work, working
    • Replies: 31
    • Views: 1,859
    10-28-2018, 06:58 PM Go to last post
  13. Business Expansion Plans - am I crazy?

    Started by motion guru, 01-20-2018 10:32 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 57
    • Views: 7,497
    10-27-2018, 03:24 PM Go to last post
  14. Moisture proofing a cement block shop

    Started by tom_boctou, 10-25-2018 02:03 PM
    block, cement, insulation, moisture, walls
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 772
    10-25-2018, 10:04 PM Go to last post
  15. Computer Died! Lost Everything!

    Started by wgnrr1, 04-15-2012 03:55 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 51
    • Views: 6,736
    10-25-2018, 12:07 PM Go to last post
  16. Making a living with manual machines

    Started by waddycall, 10-31-2012 04:34 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    • Replies: 61
    • Views: 8,445
    10-24-2018, 10:36 AM Go to last post
  17. filling out a W-9 for storage rent?

    Started by powerglider, 02-01-2011 06:47 AM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 4,480
    10-24-2018, 08:45 AM Go to last post
  18. Vendor wants to revise quote after job is complete ????

    Started by Lynn R., 10-19-2018 02:46 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    job, original, price, revised, vendor
    • Replies: 66
    • Views: 4,700
    10-23-2018, 07:44 PM Go to last post
  19. another aluminum price thread

    Started by wheelieking71, 10-17-2018 05:42 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 29
    • Views: 1,962
    10-22-2018, 06:38 PM Go to last post
  20. what happens if someone dies in an accident in your shop.

    Started by kpotter, 10-06-2018 10:02 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    accident, cover, experience, hope, situations
    • Replies: 77
    • Views: 5,800
    10-16-2018, 06:59 AM Go to last post
  21. Mfg.com

    Started by INDmachine, 08-22-2018 11:05 AM
    cash, lot, mfg.com, pennies, time
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 2,095
    10-13-2018, 02:29 PM Go to last post
  22. Considerations before moving a shop?

    Started by Leviathan, 09-23-2018 04:06 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 2,213
    10-11-2018, 11:01 PM Go to last post
  23. More reasons for metals pricing turmoil...

    Started by Milland, 05-22-2018 08:46 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    expect, gateway, longer, pricing, steel
    • Replies: 59
    • Views: 5,359
    10-11-2018, 06:34 PM Go to last post
  24. Letting a guy go. Did I handle it right?

    Started by gear cutter, 09-06-2018 10:26 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    • Replies: 73
    • Views: 5,923
    10-10-2018, 10:48 PM Go to last post
  25. O.T. Hacker warning

    Started by gmach10, 09-19-2018 11:13 AM
    cover, letters, order, replies, resumes
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,261
    10-10-2018, 02:19 PM Go to last post
  26. Interview questions?

    Started by Flash728, 10-04-2018 11:51 AM
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 5
    • Replies: 82
    • Views: 3,854
    10-09-2018, 10:14 AM Go to last post
  27. How to network as a young machinist

    Started by thefutureisnow, 08-24-2018 03:45 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    good, iíd, iím, machining, shop
    • Replies: 43
    • Views: 3,381
    10-08-2018, 05:21 PM Go to last post
  28. Employee needing further clarifications on Company Notice/Policy

    Started by Jetrocket, 09-27-2018 06:41 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    directed, employee, information, issue, policy
    • Replies: 74
    • Views: 3,865
    10-03-2018, 07:07 PM Go to last post
  29. Xometry-Who is doing it?

    Started by sknies, 06-25-2018 01:48 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    making, money, recent, reviews, wheels
    • Replies: 26
    • Views: 4,168
    10-03-2018, 06:51 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 1,434
    10-02-2018, 06:27 PM Go to last post
  30. Shops holding "Job Fairs" = high turnover ?

    Started by digger doug, 03-16-2018 07:22 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    high, job, shops, sign, turnover
    • Replies: 53
    • Views: 7,032
    09-25-2018, 01:15 PM Go to last post
  31. Source For D2 Tool Steel?

    Started by munruh, 08-28-2018 08:46 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    kansas, option, source, steel, tool
    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 1,310
    09-25-2018, 09:27 AM Go to last post
  32. Shop Relationships

    Started by Praxis, 09-19-2018 11:15 PM
    business, larger, limiting, shops, smaller
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 1,620
    09-25-2018, 08:56 AM Go to last post
  33. What bank do you guys use?

    Started by TiTillIdie, 06-28-2018 10:02 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    bank, big, business, card, credit
    • Replies: 39
    • Views: 3,148
    09-24-2018, 03:22 AM Go to last post
  34. O.T. Privacy Statement for outside vendors

    Started by gmach10, 09-19-2018 11:19 AM
    bank, cleaning, excavating, privacy, statement
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 804
    09-20-2018, 06:19 PM Go to last post
  35. How do others run their companies and shops?

    Started by Gordon B. Clarke, 09-14-2018 08:53 AM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    • Replies: 60
    • Views: 3,897
    09-20-2018, 02:13 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 1,484
    09-18-2018, 10:11 PM Go to last post
  36. Machine shop insurance?

    Started by 50BMG DUDE, 09-17-2018 02:40 PM
    $600k, insurance, liability, machinery, worth
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 877
    09-18-2018, 08:52 AM Go to last post
  37. Where do you sell scrap Carbide?

    Started by mcbassin, 09-12-2018 11:52 AM
    carbide, guys, scrap, sell, worth
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 1,627
    09-17-2018, 09:46 AM Go to last post

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