Managing Time and Space

January 1st, 2020

Follow these four steps to increase shop efficiency and boost your bottom line. By Sigrid Tournquist The secret to an efficient shop boils down to understanding chargeable time versus non-chargeable time—and then doing whatever possible to decrease non-chargeable time. How the workspace is arranged, whether or not workers can easily find and access what they’re […]

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Building a dream shop

March 1st, 2015

Your new, ‘ideal’ shop should not fit your needs like a glove. By Gary Legwold Two things you should know about the ideal canvas shop: 1. It’s a myth. 2. Shop owners are into mythology. The ideal shop is a myth for all but a small minority of marine fabricators because no matter how many […]

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Creating a dream shop

May 1st, 2013

Steve Jobs started Apple in his parents’ garage. Amazon, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Mattel and Microsoft also began in garages. Dell and Facebook began in dorm rooms. And Virgin Group’s humble beginnings trace back to an old church crypt. Like Jobs, Larry Schneider founded a company in his parents’ house—though in the basement. The owner of Homestyle […]

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