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Gardner Business Index 2020 Year in Review

The GBI 2020 Year In Review looks back at business activity data over the last 12-months in order to give manufacturing leaders the insights they will need to maximize their success in 2021.
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MMT Chats: Acquisition Trends and Lessons for Mold Builders

Jim Berklas is a former full-time M&A lawyer for several of the largest private equity firms in the country and has 25 years of M&A experience and 200 closed transaction. Today, he is founder and M&A Leader with Augmented Industry Services. He joins me for this MMT Chat on mergers and acquisitions trends and strategies within in the mold manufacturing industry.
#medical #leadership

CNC Indexing & Feeding Technologies Appoints Erik Bergman as President

Mr. Bergman’s background in the machine tool and accessories sectors will aid him in building a nationwide distributor for the company’s extensive line of products.

MMT Chats: The All or Nothing Approach to ERP

For this MMT Chat, my guests hail from Omega Tool of Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, who share their journey with using enterprise resource planning (ERP)—and their people—to solve their schedule and capacity load monitoring challenges.
#analysis

EOS, Texas A&M University Offer AM Professional Development Program

Successful additive manufacturing pilot training program for NASA Johnson Space Center leads to new collaborative offering to business and academia.
#education #3dprinting

Oelheld U.S. Appoints New Executive Vice President

Steven Lowery has more than 30 years of manufacturing and management experience in the metalworking industry.

MMT Chats: Top of Mind Should be the Business of Moldmaking

For this MMT Chat, my guest is Charles Daniels CFO of Wepco Plastics in Middlefield, Connecticut. He is also one of MMT’s newer Editorial Advisory Board members. He shares his insights on the role of social media in manufacturing, how to improve the “business” side of a small mold shop, continually developing culture and an update on Wepco’s COVID outreach.  
#sales #education #marketing

Do You Know the Hidden Costs of Poor Quality?

Mold builders must fully understand and account for the hidden costs of poor quality or risk losing customer trust, brand reputation and business value. Quality management is a business optimization tool to help address both the visible and invisible costs.

StackTeck Enhances Mold Qualification Capabilities

The moldmaker offers a virtual mold testing capability package for customers limiting travel during the pandemic, as well as for when future business resumes. 

MMT Chats: Earning a "Masters of Business" in Four Months?

MoldMaking Technology Editorial Director Christina Fuges chats with Joe Cherluck, President of Best Tool & Engineering about transforming his mold shop into a mold business with a free “masters of business” that covers managing growth, money metrics, leadership, marketing, sales and negotiation.

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MMT Chats: Relationships Are Key to Conquering Supply Chain Challenges

This mold shop owner built his shop with a focus on relationships, and this has become a clear advantage, as the industry works through the impacts of the coronavirus.  Sit back and watch this MMT Chat as MoldMaking Technology Editorial Director Christina Fuges interviews two key members of the Eden team.

MMT Chats: Supply Chain Management and Procurement Solutions for the Small Shop

MoldMaking Technology Editorial Director Christina Fuges chats with two founders of the Sourcing Guys team who are passionate about making businesses run efficiently and for the least cost possible. They talk request for proposal (RFP) management and procurement/supply chain solutions for small businesses.

MMT Chats: Marketing’s Impact on Mold Manufacturing

MoldMaking Technology Editorial Christina Fuges chats with Kelly Kasner, Director of Sales and Marketing for Michiana Global Mold (MGM) about the benefits her marketing and advertising, MGM’s China partnership and the impact of COVID-19 on the moldmaking industry as well as the next-generation skills gap.  

Taking Care of the People Side of an Acquisition

Focusing on the human side of the business—employee health, safety, success and growth—is the only way to satisfy both the buyer and seller.
#basics

Cross-Functional Team Key to Customer Service, Complexity and China Partnership

Michiana Global Mold uses a cross-functional team of journeymen moldmakers and engineers to improve customer communication, service, and quality.
#profile #supplychain #regulations

How to Transfer Quality Training from a Cost Center to a Profit Center

To succeed with product quality and quality training shops must measure quality at the source, process improvements, waste, cost, productivity, sales and other key performance indicators. 
#analysis #education #leadership

FANUC Named Top Workplace in 2020

FANUC America is now ranked 15 out of 30 companies in the large employer category in Michigan, thanks to several of its 2020 achievements. 

MMT Chats: Breaking Down Design, Data, and More

MoldMaking Technology Editorial Director Christina Fuges chats with the program and sales manager for Michael Tool and Mold of Ontario Canada about mold design and data trends.

Alro Steel Moves to New Location in Wisconsin

Completing the move by Nov. 23, the newly renovated, 205,000-square-foot facility in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, enables the expansion of bar and sheet product offerings and processing capabilities.