Have you ever had to spend days trying to troubleshoot a job where nothing seemed… Watch Video
Imagine walking into your shop and turning on the lights – only to find machines still running from the day before, and pallets of finished parts ready… Watch Video
What do you do when an employee leaves to seek greener pastures, only to ask for their job back weeks or months later?… Watch Video
What would you do if you were approached by a company looking to rent out space in your shop, and some of your machines?… Watch Video
You’ve been at a company for a decade, and you’re vital to the company – but you know it’s time for you to leave… Watch Video
Too often in this industry, trying to suggest improvements to your boss or supervisor can feel like talking to… Watch Video
Dealing with walk-in customers and small orders can be a huge challenge for busy shops. One solution many turn to is… Watch Video
You machined the metal components. You send them to a precision surface finishing subcontractor… and they’re ruined… Watch Video
You ordered THIRTY THOUSAND DOLLARS worth of material. Now, the customer wants to cancel? What now?!… Watch Video
There’s a lot to consider before developing and taking your idea to market. Here’s what to keep in mind when turning over that big idea… Watch Video
“It takes the emotion out of it, it’s not how you FEEL things are going on the shop floor, you KNOW how things are going on the shop floor…” Watch Video
What does it really take to be competitive in the manufacturing space today? Simply making good parts just isn’t enough… Watch Video
In an industry experiencing significant contracture, why aim to LOSE more quotes? Explore why this may be the right option… Watch Video
We all want bigger, better, more productive shops – but are there advantages to keeping your manufacturing business intentionally smaller?… Watch Video
Toxic individuals affect everyone around them. From a purely economical standpoint, this is bad for your machining business!… Watch Video
When do you think a job should ONLY be done manually? When should a job ONLY utilize a CNC lathe or mill?… Watch Video
Here are some strategies Ian is using at Lakewood Machine and Tool to deal with the crazy cost increases happening industry wide…. Watch Video
Reshoring is growing and it’s an amazing thing, but there some hurdles that come with it. It’s important you’re aware of them… Watch Video