Explore articles below on some of the biggest challenges and opportunities in the manufacturing industry today.
As the US job market becomes more competitive, parents, students, and even society as a whole seems increasingly hesitant to spend money on a degree they fear won’t help them get a good job.View article
Math has never been my strong suit, but lately, even I am starting to think something isn’t adding up when it comes to manufacturing employment data.View article
It seems to me that following manufacturing news too closely is a bit like taking Nick’s mom up on her decade’s long offer of, “If you need a reason to cry, I’ll give you one.” It’s important to know what’s going on, but it’s also necessary to differentiate between fact and speculation in order to keep a healthy perspective.View article
In this week’s MakingChips news segment the guys took a look at a recent article, “10 Tips for Changing Your Company’s Culture—and Making It Stick”, published by The Society for Human Resource Management. This got me thinking about manufacturing culture as a whole; what it is, what it’s been, and what it’s becoming.View article
Martin Trunnion Tables began as a small family-owned garage shop I started in 1993. I like to say I made the original unit “out of laziness”, and that’s not far from the truth. Actually, I got tired of handling parts, so I designed and built the first trunnion table. With the ability to include four to five operations in one cycle, the trunnion freed operators to work on multiple machines at...View article
Something we’re all proud of here at MakingChips is that each of us comes from a multi-generational, family-owned manufacturing business background. And just as those who have come before us took the time to teach and guide us in this business, at our very cores, we each hope to use our experience to do the same for the next generation coming up.View article
Our goal with this three part post has been to inspire the next generation of manufacturing leaders to think beyond themselves as they build their business. The mission and vision of MakingChips isn’t to grow Carr Machine & Tool, sell more cutting tools from Zenger’s, and expand the global reach of the Goellner Inc. companies, (Advanced Machine & Engineering and Hennig). This business isn’t...View article
Never underestimate the power of finding a few good mentors. Click Here if you missed Part 1:Dream Big but Take Little for GrantedView article
There’s nothing the Metalworking Nation needs more than young entrepreneurial manufacturing talent. Yet, the overwhelming narrative in the media is the manufacturing industry’s desperate search for skilled workers.View article
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