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Time to retire.

April 24, 2014

by Tim Wilson

An exit strategy for all seasons

Read more: Planning for the future

The NAIT Sandvik Coromant Centre for Machinist Technology was named in recognition of a $2 million donation from Sandvik Coromant Canada.

March 27, 2014

by Tim Wilson

Technical schools rising to the challenge of skills training for the future

Read more: Skills schooling

Mary Scianna

March 27, 2014

India has a problem and it's looking at manufacturing to fix it. The country's services sector, which has driven economic growth in that country for years, is shrinking and some are proposing India refocus its efforts on manufacturing

Read more: Will reshoring offshore again?

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November 6, 2013

by Tim Wilson

There is room for manufacturers to up their marketing game

Marketing a shop's capabilities to the right audience can make a real difference to the bottom line, but unfortunately many manufacturing businesses either don't know how to approach marketing, or consider it a low priority. That's too bad because there are some low-cost approaches that can bring impressive results. These include social media, which is poorly utilized in the sector.

Read more: When chatter is a good thing

November 6, 2013

by Mary Scianna

Cloud computing has the potential to transform the manufacturing landscape in a way few could have imagined decades ago.

Read more: Is your head in the cloud?

October 23, 2013

by Tim Wilson

Online technologies are changing how manufacturers handle contract bidding 

Contract bidding is changing, with online technologies able to expand opportunities for manufacturers big and small.

Read more: Brave new world

October 17, 2013

In the movie “Identity Thief” actor Jason Bateman plays the role of a man whose identity is stolen by a con artist. 

Read more: Identify theft

September 9, 2013

A proactive approach to maintenance can deliver long-term benefits

by Tim Wilson

Shop floor maintenance often gets short shrift: when business is good there isn’t time; and when things are slow the money’s too tight.

Read more: Up and running wins the race

September 9, 2013

by Mary Scianna

People working in English dominant countries like Canada and the US take language for granted.

Read more: Watch your language

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