By Mike Genung

This post is about the three years I worked at a machine shop here in Colorado Springs. I ran CNC lathes, 5-axis CNC machining centers, Bridgeport mills, high speed tumblers, and a pallet changing machine center (we called that last one the “Crypt”).

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By Mike Genung

                        I am often asked, “How are the new tariffs Trump put on steel affecting your business?” The short answer: It…

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By Mike Genung

                  Last week, Sean Genung starting working for us. Sean has spent the last three years working in a machine shop, learning the ins…

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By Mike Genung

Greetings from Germany By Mike Genung                     As I write this I’m in our booth at the METAV Machine Tool Show in Dusseldorf,…

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By Mike Genung

                As a business owner I’m always watching the economic environment, the changes that are taking place in our culture, and how it might affect…

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By Mike Genung

            METAV is a machine tool and metalworking technology show that is held in Dusseldorf, Germany, from February 20-24 of this year. For information on the METAV…

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By Mike Genung

This post will give you a feel for what will be happening from now until early March in regard to manufacturing in China, and the Chinese New Year schedule.

In the Chinese zodiac, 2018 is the Year of the Dog. The Chinese New Year is the biggest holiday in Asian countries, with companies taking anywhere from two to four weeks of

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By Mike Genung

China is the largest producer of castings in the world. According to the AFS Institute, a leading metal casting industry advocacy organization, Chinese foundries are responsible for nearly 50 percent of the world’s total casting output. To put that into perspective, China’s casting production is nearly four times larger than that of the second leading producer, the United States.

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