“It takes the emotion out of it, it’s not how you FEEL things are going on the shop floor, you KNOW how things are going on the shop floor…” Watch Video
What does it really take to be competitive in the manufacturing space today? Simply making good parts just isn’t enough… Watch Video
In an industry experiencing significant contracture, why aim to LOSE more quotes? Explore why this may be the right option… Watch Video
We all want bigger, better, more productive shops – but are there advantages to keeping your manufacturing business intentionally smaller?… Watch Video
Toxic individuals affect everyone around them. From a purely economical standpoint, this is bad for your machining business!… Watch Video
When do you think a job should ONLY be done manually? When should a job ONLY utilize a CNC lathe or mill?… Watch Video
Here are some strategies Ian is using at Lakewood Machine and Tool to deal with the crazy cost increases happening industry wide…. Watch Video
Reshoring is growing and it’s an amazing thing, but there some hurdles that come with it. It’s important you’re aware of them… Watch Video
You machine the parts, send them through QA and ship them. Then, they don’t pay for them?… Watch Video
If you don’t ask for things in this world, you won’t receive. Advocate for yourself with these 4 tips to better negotiating skills! Watch Video
In Ian’s experience, there are four considerations that are absolutely necessary before you begin the part design processes… Watch Video
Have you ever machined vane pumps? Ian Sandusky did… many times! In this video he shows how… Watch Video
The path to improving your current working conditions and your career does not depend on your employer or… Watch Video
Watch now to grab 5 pointers for better training and effective leadership… Watch Video
How are we incentivizing individuals to enter the trade? Ian shares his perspective as it pertains to wages in the metalworking industry… Watch Video
Common questions about soft jaws are answered. Check out some of the most practical applications of this highly versatile workholding tool… Watch Video
Staff retention… What do we do about the fact that some restaurants are paying more than a machinist salary?… Watch Video
The good news is it’s a great time to get into the metalworking trade… Demand is going up and wages are… Watch Video