CHALLENGE ALERT: This week, I am not posting about metal or wood, I'm posting about flesh! Take the challenge!
How to get a good job in 2019?
Ultimately, we all want the same thing in life. To be happy with how we spend our time, and be able to afford to live the way we want. For some people, that means entrepreneurship, odd gigs, or a life of uncertainty, bound only by your own work ethic and determination. But, historically people have … Continue reading How to get a good job in 2019?
How can production be improved through consideration?
Any shop can benefit from the "consideration method" where each worker is mindful of the next person/process in line.
When assembly IS required!
Depending on your situation, we might have some shared life experience in the assembly world. If you're like me, have children (or shop at IKEA), you have more than likely had a box with an insane amount of parts and pieces and the little saying "some assembly required". Thinking to ourselves: "SOME?! I have to … Continue reading When assembly IS required!
What tools do you need while owning a home?
The title does express the need for tools when owning a home, but of course, renters would benefit from some tools as well. Tools are everywhere, whether we're talking about hand tools, electric, pneumatic, automobiles, or the infamous office "jock". But, some people don't really know where to start, or how crazy to go. It's … Continue reading What tools do you need while owning a home?
Feel like you’re underpaid? Read this before you ask for a raise!
Throughout the workforce, every single employee wants to be paid their fair share. Ultimately, different workers will value themselves at different levels. Some employees feel that a pay increase is a guarantee after so many months or years at the company, while others believe it's based on their work performance. So, don't just walk up … Continue reading Feel like you’re underpaid? Read this before you ask for a raise!
Should you wait for illness, or take care of your health now?
In America, unhealthy habits are just a short drive around the corner (pretty much to any chain store or restaurant people frequent regularly). That's not to say other countries are the gold standard of health either, but I wouldn't know first hand. The staggering statistic is that 6 out of 10 Americans has a chronic … Continue reading Should you wait for illness, or take care of your health now?
Abrasive Finishing Explained
It really depends on who is being asked the question, but generally if all employees of a metal fabrication shop are polled to see which department is the "worst", there will likely be a lot of votes for grinding/deburr department. While their reason may vary dramatically, it really comes down to one (or all) of … Continue reading Abrasive Finishing Explained
Get floored by your home!
THE BIG DEAL?! Hardwood flooring can not only look great while adding an extra element to your home, but it could command a higher sale price when it comes time to put it on the market and finally make that move to Canada you've been putting off for 10 years.
Escape from (Heat)
While certainly the presence of summertime is joyful for the few who are still in school but have an 8-10 week break here in the US, it's also a dreadful time for plenty of people (especially those who work outside for a living). While it's not possible to totally avoid the heat, and live in … Continue reading Escape from (Heat)
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