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Craftsman's Cribsheet Number 75: A Shop Guide to 5-S
5-S is a standardized process for developing and maintaining an organized, safe, clean and high-performance work environment.

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Here's What Isn't Making it to Digital
What isn’t making it to digital is an important question you should know and care about in order to sustain your business.

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PMPA Member C. Thorrez Industries Celebrates 100 Years of Success
The story of C. Thorrez Industries began in 1912 when Mr. Thorrez’s grandfather left his life as a farmer and a peasant in West Flanders, Belgium, and moved to Jackson, Michigan.

Better Together

Change for the Better, Better Together
“Better Together” is the approach that the PMPA executive team has identified for combining the strengths of PMPA with those of its long-term partner, Gardner Business Media.

Gardner Business Media and PMPA Collaborate to Strengthen Resources
“Better Together” is the approach that the PMPA executive team has identified for combining the strengths of PMPA with those of its long-term partner, Gardner Business Media.

Craftsman's Cribsheet: Five More Must-Do Safety Contacts to Start The New Year
Here are five mandatory safety contacts to assure getting your team’s safety training off to a good start in 2019.

Effective Associating Advocacy to Advance our Members
PMPA’s mission is to provide information, advocacy and networking opportunities that advance our members.

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PMPA Member AccuRounds Finds Success in Operational Excellence and Community Leadership
As a PMPA member, AccuRounds benefits from the organization’s networking possibilities and access to information via its listserves and technical support.

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PMPA Welcomes Michael Reader as its New President
On October 4, 2018, Michael Reader of Precision Plus in Elkhorn, Wisconsin, was formally elected as PMPA’s next president.

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NTC 2019: A Crossroads of Talent and Technology
What two words summarize our view of our businesses? In my experience with visiting the member companies of the PMPA, I would suggest those two words would be “talent and technology.”

Variables Data: Four Aspects of Every Measurement
What’s in a number? What’s in the numbers we use? A lot more than you might think.

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Precision Machining Industry Prognostications: How’d We Do?
Before we make predictions for the coming year, perhaps a brief review of what we thought was ahead last year might be in order.

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PMPA Member ABF Engineering and Machining Finds Success in its Product Quality and Internal Software Development
Sometime around the late 1970s, Alton, Joan and William (Bill) Wynn decided to leave the big city bustle of Chicago to start their own machine shop in their home state of Tennessee.

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Indiana/Southern Ohio PMPA Chapter Holds Burr Prevention Event
The free session will include a presentation by Greg Knight and Phillip Judt of Absolute Machine Tools on how to prevent burrs on cam and CNC machines.

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Absolute Machine Tools Wins PMPA Award
This award recognizes suppliers who share their expertise and latest developments at national technical conferences, exhibit at the association’s Precision Machining Technology Show, speak at chapter and national meetings and serve as PMPA leaders. 

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Understanding Steel Material Specifications on New Jobs
An important aspects of quoting and running a new job is understanding the specifications of the material to be machined.

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Technical Conference and PMTS Come to Cleveland
It’s not too early to start planning for the industry’s best show!

A Quick Guide to the Chemical Elements Found in Steel
This guide gives the common chemical elements found in steel, how they affect steel properties and the machining process.

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PMPA Member Lovejoy Chaplet Corp. Finds Success in Providing Unique Product Offerings
Lovejoy still relies on PMPA for its local and national meetings, as well as the online information made available through listserves and the association’s databases.

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Change in Demand: Time to Change Your Thinking
According to our analysis of the PMPA Business Trends Sales Index, the demand for our products has shifted steadily upwards in the market.

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