Monthly Archives: March 2017

50 ways to remove excess work from your sheet metal shop

Basic wastes include: defects, overproduction, inventory, unnecessary process steps, movement of people and materials, and waiting. These manifest themselves on the job site, in the shop and office, and even in service work. Is it time your operations lost some of its fat? Here are 50 ways to go on a manufacturing “diet.” At the job site Free work areas, trailers, gang boxes and yards of unnecessary clutter, including tools, boxes, spare parts, etc. Return excessive tools and equipment, especially rented equipment. Mark, tape down and remove out of traffic’s paths all power cords to avoid tripping. Mark all boxes stored at the work Read More...
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$30 Tim Horton’s Gift Card Winner for the Month of February

Congratulations to Godfrey!  He is the February winner of a $30 Tim Horton’s Gift Card. Godfrey’s name was drawn from the list of customers who have signed up to receive our monthly email specials in the month of February. If you haven’t signed up yet, now is your chance to do so and get your name in for our upcoming monthly draws! Click to Subscribe Good luck to everyone who signs up for our emails, and thank you for your interest in Empire Machinery’s monthly specials. Read More...