April 9, 2013

by Tim Wilson

Strategies to access money to improve your business

There is a lot of talk these days about innovation, but there is also some confusion as to how this might apply to financing in the manufacturing sector.

Read more: Financing must innovate

April 9, 2013

by Chris McDonald

Determining what defines high performance cutting tools

Read more: High performance: how does your shop gauge it?

February 21, 2013

The government has announced it’s revamping its immigration rules to increase the speed of skilled trades immigrants into Canada.

Read more: The problem with the skilled trades shortage: Us

February 18, 2013

Do you welcome apprentices from apprenticeship training programs in your shop? Why or why not?

Read more: Shop talk - Apprenticeship training

November 27, 2012

Manufacturers recognize the value of setting themselves apart in a competitive marketplace.

Read more: Finding opportunity (when it's not knocking at your door)

November 27, 2012

When you purchase machinery or tooling, what one factor matters most to you and why? 

Read more: Shop talk - Purchasing equipment

October 23, 2012

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose 

By any other name would smell as sweet.”

Read more: The power of a brand

October 23, 2012

Finding opportunity in Canada’s aerospace industry

by Tim Wilson

As Canadian job shops read the sobering tea leaves on the ups and downs of the manufacturing sector, here are some stats that might make them tipsy: in the next twenty years the big aircraft manufacturers are expecting $4 trillion in global orders from 34,000 new aircraft.

Read more: The sky's the limit

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