Regaining control over job scheduling

January 1st, 2022

For Canvasworks Inc., located in Cokato, Minn., moving projects like this bimini top with front and side windows out the door as promised depends on a detailed understanding of how long jobs realistically take to complete, employee skill sets and strategic scheduling based on staff availability. Photo: Canvasworks Inc. Moving projects out the door when […]

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Solar panel savvy

July 1st, 2019

Improvements in solar panels give boaters more power and choices. By Jeff Moravec There may or may not be any truth to the notion that solar power wouldn’t exist on boats were it not for the desire to find an energy-efficient way to keep adult beverages cold.   But if in fact that’s a motivation, […]

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Considering automation in your shop? Read this first

July 1st, 2018

Automation continues to play an increasingly important role in everyday life. Its potential effect on a marine fabricator’s workplace has, unsurprisingly, become a focus of both research and reality. The topic can become a bit like playing 20 Questions: What jobs will or won’t be replaced by machines? Which equipment will serve as the best […]

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The third dimension of marine fabrication

January 1st, 2017

John Bland revolutionizes marine fabrication by applying 3D CAD principles to the design process.  Moving a business forward can mean advancing the use of technology. “Look at the motor industry—you wouldn’t be happy driving a car that was spec’d 20 years ago,” says John Bland, managing director of Tecsew Ltd., Gosport, Hampshire, U.K. “It’s the […]

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