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Using Windows 2000, Vista, XP SP2? You'd Better Get Busy Right Now!
Apr 26 2010 - 11:03am
In July 13, 2010, Microsoft will officially end product and security support for Windows 2000, Windows Vista and Windows XP operating systems. There are several articles available online covering...

Sourcing with MFG.com
Apr 23 2010 - 1:38pm
This past week, MFG.com's Bill Ryan - Grand Chancellor of our U.S. Buyside team - presented a Webinar that explained how to post projects, RFQs, parts and jobs on the MFG.com marketplace. If the...

US Machine Shop Profiled on CNN
Apr 20 2010 - 9:28am
Not only is this a great video of a fine US manufacturer doing it right, it's fantastic that the mainstream media is picking up on the importance of machine shops and plants like Adex. About time, we...

Are Manufacturers Being Commoditized?
Apr 19 2010 - 2:02pm
There is often an overlooked byproduct of change, as markets shift and new technologies are developed - that which was once specialized is now commoditized. Take printing, for example. 20 years ago,...

Harry Moser TV Interview - Reshoring/Backshoring
Apr 14 2010 - 9:08am
Harry Moser was just interviewed on a local Chicago TV station regarding the reshoring (backshoring/onshoring/inshoring) trend and he gives some solid descriptions of what has to happen to make the...

Textile Company Shows Manufacturers How To Beat Offshoring
Apr 13 2010 - 9:54am
An article titled "Bettin On Sunnier Days At Matouk & Co." by Mark Patinkin ran in The Providence Journal the other day (Hat tip: Bill Waddell). It provides clear lessons about how US...

MTConnect - Connecting the Manufacturing World
Apr 12 2010 - 3:32pm
MTConnect is the open-source set of standards that aims to create a common platform upon which controls, devices and software interconnect and communicate with each other. Think of the...

Metalworking Business Index - Retraction, But Still In Growth Mode
Apr 9 2010 - 2:47pm
The February‘10 Metalworking Business Index (MBI), published each month by Gardner Publications and Modern Machine Shop, showed the industry showed significant contraction from January after 6 months...

Backshoring Fair, Initiative Aim To Bring Work Back To U.S.
Apr 7 2010 - 3:13pm
Whatever you  call it these days - reshoring, inshoring, backshoring, onshoring - MOJO has covered the emerging trend of repatriating work into the US regularly. The bottom line for both...

The Web As A Tool
Mar 31 2010 - 1:35pm
A quote from an article sent to me this morning really got me to rethink an assumption I've had for years. The quote: "If you suck at meetings in person, you're only going to 'virtually suck' online...

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