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ExporTech Program Provides Pivotal Edge Tools Needed For Export Success

January 21, 2020 By: Impact Dakota Pivotal Edge, Inc. is a family-owned company founded in 2006 with annual sales of $3,500,000. Today they have four employees manufacturing the Pivotal Edge Cover, which fits onto the manholes on top of tank trailers. The covers […]

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Keeping Expenses and Cash Flow: Business Owners

Whether companies are succeeding, struggling or somewhere in between, managing cash flow and expenses are critical for all of us. Challenges with cash flow and managing expenses can arise for a myriad of reasons, including late collections on accounts receivable, […]

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Company Goes Lean to Expand Revenue Stream

January 8, 2020 By: New Mexico Manufacturing Extension Partnership Certified Packing & Crating Inc. (CP&C) is a seventeen-year-old company offering specialized packing and crating services, as well as customized product handling and packaging. Two former Intel employees, a husband and wife team, […]

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How Vulnerable Are You To a Cyber Attack? A Self-Assessment Tool for Manufacturers

December 17, 2019 By: Pat Toth It’s important for everyone — manufacturers and others — to recognize the threat of cyber attacks and how to prevent them. The vulnerabilities exploited by cybercriminals can shut down your operations, requiring your company to […]

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How to Recover from a Cyber Attack

December 10, 2019 By: Traci Spencer This article is the fifth installment in a five-part series outlining best practices when it comes to “Cybersecurity for Manufacturers.” These recommendations follow the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) cybersecurity framework, which has […]

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Why You Know More About Industry 4.0 Than You Think

December 2, 2019 By: Aaron Fox If industrial manufacturing had a buzzword of the decade, it might be “Industry 4.0.” The concept is inescapable, yet it can be hard to define, especially for small and medium-sized manufacturers (SMMs). After all, SMMs’ […]

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How to Identify Your Company’s Cybersecurity Risks

October 10, 2019 By: Traci Spencer This article is the first installment in a five-part series outlining best practices when it comes to “Cybersecurity for Manufacturers.” These recommendations follow the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) cybersecurity framework, which has […]

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How to Respond to a Cyber Attack

November 14, 2019 By: Traci Spencer This article is the fourth installment in a five-part series outlining best practices when it comes to “Cybersecurity for Manufacturers.” These recommendations follow the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) cybersecurity framework, which has […]

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How to Develop Talent through Internships

Oct 30, 2019 Internships can feed the talent pipeline for many small- to medium-sized manufacturers facing serious workforce gaps as their senior employees near retirement. But internship success (finding, engaging, and retaining talent) requires strategy and planning to locate and groom qualified […]

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How to Identify Production Use Cases for Additive Manufacturing

Nov 04, 2019 When many people think of additive manufacturing (AM), they think of rapid prototyping. After all, 3D printing is synonymous with AM, and 3D printers have increasingly appeared in schools and homes as the technology has matured and […]

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