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Company Meetings: Productive or Waste of Time?

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Apr
2018
Categories :Latest News

Does it ever seem like meetings take on a life of their own? Initially conceived to solve problems and enhance communication, they take on a dark side and leave participants frustrated at wasting time in a conference room when their own mountain of workis...

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Working Hard is not Enough

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Mar
2018
Categories :Latest News

Work smarter, not harder. How many times have you heard that adage? Don’t get me wrong: I am in favor of working smarter. If you’re not working smart, no amount of hard work will get you ahead. In fact, it makes me wonder… Can...

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Sustainable Manufacturing

23

Mar
2018

Sustainable manufacturing is a current buzzword and noted trend. Here’s how they define it at the EPA: Sustainable manufacturing is the creation of manufactured products through economically-sound processes that minimize negative environmental impacts while conserving energy and natural resources. You may wonder: Is it...

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Complementary Equipment Upgrades At Laser 1

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Mar
2018

On the shop floor, it’s the large, expensive equipment that gets all the attention. We’re talking about the star machinery, responsible for crafting a business’s signature items. Because it makes the headliner products, it is the headliner machine: innovative, cool, and often big and...

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Laser 1 Featured Service – ST-30Y

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Feb
2018

Introducing our newest investment at Laser 1: a state-of-the-art high-performance turning center. We’ve got a great new tool in our arsenal. The Haas ST-30Y is a big and powerful beast, able to turn and mill complex parts, and to perform multiple operations. By enabling...

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Email Marketing Useful for Manufacturing

15

Feb
2018

Here are some compelling statistics: According to Engineering.com, 97% of engineers pay serious attention to email marketing. Here’s what they found in 2016: 51% Scan subject lines for interest 40% Open and scan for interest 6% Read each one 3% Delete most automatically 97%...

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Tax Bill Effects on Mfg

07

Feb
2018
Categories :Latest News

For the first time since 1986, Washington passed a tax reform bill. In most cases, the changes dictated by the Tax Cuts And Jobs Act start with the 2018 year, so it won’t be until April of 2019 that we’ll be filing with those...

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Business Lessons of 2017

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Jan
2018
Categories :Latest News

The new year is here. It’s time for the national pastime: reviewing the lessons of the past year. What did we learn in 2017? Be Ethical, Show Respect Professional environments demand professional behavior. Women have started speaking up about workplace harassment, and rightly so....

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Buying or Leasing Expensive Machinery

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Dec
2017

For a small business, deciding whether to purchase new, expensive machinery is a challenge. As equipment ages, it increasingly becomes a liability rather than an asset. Data from the accounting department can alert you that it’s time to replace equipment. Evaluating: Is it Time...

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Adjusting Marketing for Millennial Appeal

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Dec
2017
Categories :Latest News, Marketing

Who Are Millennials? The millennial generation is now the largest living generation. Think about it: this group basically consists of everyone under about 35 who is old enough to consume. They have a lot of power. As I mentioned last week, they’ll compose 50%...

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