Reshoring On The Radio
Jul 6 2010 - 1:22pm
Harry Moser is the longtime president of Agie-Charmilles and advocate of backshoring work that can (and should) be brought back to the U.S. from costly international sources. Harry will be appearing...

Small Manufacturer Gets The Web & Social Media
Jun 22 2010 - 3:50am
One of the most significant hurdles between small manufacturers and success on the Web is the acceptance of discovery. Most want to see absolutes and guarantees before they invest. Makes sense - they...

Technology Redifines Craft And Its Value - Get Used To It
Jun 16 2010 - 4:15am
Craft is the execution of strategies that turn ideas - designs, inventions and innovation - into reality. But technology is and has always redefined the value of craft. And those changes are at the... Customer Gives Simple Tips For Success
Jun 10 2010 - 8:32am
Recently, I got to pay a visit to Eric in central Ohio. Eric owns a successful machine shop and manufacturing plant that is into many different, interesting industries and business channels. He has a...

Hey, Manufacturers - It's Called 'Social' Media For A Reason
Jun 9 2010 - 10:00am
Social Media for manufacturers can be tricky. Many are trying it out with the "Broccoli Mentality" - "I don't really like it, but I'm eating it because I've heard it's good for me." But Social Media...

2 Studies Show Optimism, Employment Up In Manufacturing
Jun 9 2010 - 4:34am
There are 2 recent studies that suggest that manufacturing in the U.S. and around the globe is making notable improvement. The surveys - one measuring global employment outlook among manufacturers...

Jaco Fabrication - A Report From The Field
Jun 2 2010 - 3:48pm
I recently had the chance to visit by phone with Wendy from Jaco Fabrication, a successful, full-service fabrication and assembly shop in Stevensville, Michigan. Wendy handles sales & marketing (...

4 Rules For Inventors & Entrepreneurs Sourcing Their Products
May 27 2010 - 3:10pm
Inventors and first-time entrepreneurs face many challenges. Along with the excitement of discovery and creation, there are many pitfalls that can cause an idea - no matter how impressive or valuable...

Indian Creek Fabricators - A Report From The Field
May 27 2010 - 4:30am
I paid a visit recently to the main offices and plant of Indian Creek Fabricators in Tipp City, Ohio. ICF is has a unique position in the industry - not only is it a substantial fabrication operation...

Ohio, Kentucky Manufacturers Cite More Work, Less Competition, Skepticism
May 21 2010 - 10:12am
I just returned from a trip to the Midwest, visiting Supplier customers. These small- and medium-sized manufacturers (SMMs) are still standing, and reaping some rewards in the form of more...