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TCI News – Another Key Distributor, Fastenal

Motto of the Month President's Corner Adding Another Key Distributor for Our Standard Blanks Line McMaster-Carr W.W. Grainger MSC Industrial Supply Amazon ...and now Fastenal Over 50 years ago, we began offering the service of providing cut-to-size material to...

TCI News – Workforce Development

Motto of the Month President's Corner Winning in Workforce Development How many times have we heard shop owners complain about training their workers only to see them leave to work for other shops or even start their own businesses? If you're like me, the answer is...

TCI News – NTMA

Motto of the Month President's Corner The Reluctant "Politician" Back in 1994 when I was serving as the president of the LA Chapter of NTMA, I met a fairly new member during a chapter meeting/tour of the C-17 facility in Long Beach. It was pretty clear from the outset...

TCI News – Upcoming Trade Shows

Motto of the Month President's Corner What a Surprise! California Supremes Break Toward Business As my son, Ben, remarked, “For a second, I thought I was reading The Onion”. Last week, the California Supreme Court issued a decision on a case that had been pending...

TCI News – Workers’ Comp

Motto of the Month President's Corner The Workers' Comp Classification Scam Over the past few months, it's been very busy (too busy, it sometimes seems, to have written a monthly blog). But I'm back at it, and intend to stay on track here at the keyboard. And to begin...

TCI News – Today’s Modern Machine Shop

Motto of the Month President's Corner Today's Modern Machine Shop - Increase Throughput, Minimize Waste, and Reduce Cost On Thursday November 3rd at 2:00PM Eastern I'll be hosting a webinar with Modern Machine Shop Online talking about ways to increase throughput,...

TCI News – ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100C Certification

Motto of the Month President's Corner "Continuous Improvement Helps Us Evolve" TCI Achieves ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100C Certification Having been certified to earlier versions of ISO and AS quality management systems for many years, in August we were granted...

TCI News – Make it in America

Motto of the Month President's Corner "Make It in America" On a recent road trip to the east coast, I took with me a new book that promised to speak to the issues that I wrote about last month - some of the same ones that NTMA Chairman Grady Cope spoke to this past...

TCI News – Marketing Manufacturing in America

Motto of the Month President's Corner "Marketing Manufacturing in America" At the recent MFG Conference in Chandler, Arizona, NTMA 2011 Chairman Grady Cope of Reata Engineering Machine Works in Englewood, CO gave what I feel was a passionate case for the critical...

TCI News – Giving Back to the Industry

Motto of the Month President's Corner "Recognizing People Who Give Back to the Industry" Each year around this time, trade associations and non-profits of all stripes gather to elect and install the leaders who will guide their organizations in the year to come, while...