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The third-generation problem

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From the Publisher - There is a saying about family-owned businesses: The first generation builds a business, the second runs it and the third ruins it.

Diversity of thinking

In this month’s cover story, “Business in the fast lane,” page 16, members of Modern Metals’ editorial advisory board discussed challenges they face, including the need to attract a multigenerational, diverse, skilled workforce to the manufacturing industry.

Addictive technology

Before smartphones, it wasn’t easy to buy movie tickets on the way to the theater, check maps while walking in circles around an unfamiliar block or post to Twitter or Facebook from the train. 

Empowering employees

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Establishing a corporate culture of service brings benefits

Confidence is contagious

Sara Blakely is the youngest self-made female billionaire in the world.

Choose your own adventure

Time travel is possible. A scent, a song, a meal at a restaurant can dredge up happy and sad memories of days gone by.

What’s ahead for aluminum?

Most consumers are familiar with a sleek aluminum enclosure for their electronics.

Manufacturing innovation

In mid-September, Modern Metals’ staff attended the International Manufacturing Technology Show, held at McCormick Place in Chicago.

California’s impending capacity crunch

Capacity is a hot topic for the nation’s trucking industry. From an onslaught of regulations the last two years to a shrinking pool of older drivers, one would think trucking has enough pressure to maintain profits.

Innovations in leveling

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Tom Uhric, P.E., product manager precision levelers, Herr-Voss Stamco, Callery, Pa., discusses developments in leveling technology

 

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