MMT ZONE: Business Strategies

Finding, Training & Retaining Employees
In this multi-part series of articles, contributor Ryan Pohl, a journeyman CNC machinist who also holds a master's degree in industrial training and development, addresses the skilled-labor shortage and its potential to dramatically hinder the future sustainability and growth of the moldmaking industry. He is convinced that with a renewal of pride in workmanship and an updated training format, Americans can secure their futures as leaders in the industry. more (+)

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Throughout my week at this larger-than-life event, from hall to hall, I witnessed several attendees and exhibitors alike announcing how many IMTS events they’ve attended.

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Sandvik Coromant donated $50,000 to help enable hundreds of students to take advantage of STEM education opportunities including a series of special summer camps as part of their “Dream It. Do It.” program.

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In the recent past I’ve blogged about the importance of systemized mold maintenance and the many benefits it brings to those who practice it. Today I’m blogging about preventive maintenance, but not for molds – for CNC machines.

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Business Strategies


Today’s mold manufacturer needs to be as much a businessman as a craftsman, so it is crucial to pay attention to the management issues facing your shop including—sales & marketing plan, global initiatives/strategies, banking and finance, workforce development and new business opportunities.

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