- St. Valentine’s Day, then and now
Using a goodly supply of aluminum tubing ... Noah Marciniak came up with a St. Valentine’s Day concept that looks like an iconic heart when viewed from some angles.
- 13 Feb 14, 8:26pm -
- The Obama effect … and counter effect
On the advent of tonight's State of President Obama’s fifth State of the Union address, I was in Manitowoc, Wis., population 33,736, visiting and touring Jagemann Stamping. I’ll forego weighing in on the state of the country’s economy, but I ca…
- 28 Jan 14, 9:22pm -
- The shoppingest time of the year
Three days ago someone asked if I was done with my Christmas shopping. When I said, “No,” this person said, “Why not?” Not that I owed him or anyone else an explanation, the truth is, I really dislike shopping. I know this flies in the face o…
- 17 Dec 13, 3:01pm -
- A trade meritocracy
Last week, when I visited Fisher-Barton South Carolina, Alex Robertson, business development manager, showed me a part on the shipping dock—a part he was proud of. The contract manufacturer had won the job about eight months ago. And it beat a quot…
- 17 Dec 13, 2:05am -
- 'I quit'
Yesterday's "Stamping News Brief" e-newsletter focused on job satisfaction. It featured a blog post by my colleague, Dan Davis, in which he wrote about the relationship between age and job satisfaction, and how employers are happy with older workers.…
- 12 Dec 13, 9:24pm -