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  • Volunteers Needed For Champions Program
    Volunteers Needed For Champions Program
    As the world continues to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, SME wants to continue to ensure our members are able to have virtual engagement/interactions with other members. To assist with this, we're seeking volunteers to participate in our SME Connect Champions Program. This program offers an opportunity for SME members to increase their ... more
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  • 2020 Annual Chapter Recognition
    2020 Annual Chapter Recognition
    On behalf of 2020 SME Member Council Chair Brett A. Peters, PhD, and the entire SME Member Council , we're happy to announce the winners of the 2020 Annual Chapter Recognition awards. To attain platinum, gold, silver and bronze status , chapters are rated in four different areas: professional development, communications, the advancement of ... more
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  • Basics Of Manufacturing Removable Safety Railings
    Basics Of Manufacturing Removable Safety Railings
    Safety railings are essential in any workplace, especially in the industrial setting. Having safety railings also helps in keeping the industrial workplace OSHA compliant. Every single day in the workplace, there is always a hazard. There are different types of safety railings, one of them is the removable safety railings. Having removable safety ... more
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  • Applicants Needed For SME International Director/Member Council Nominating Committee
    Applicants Needed For SME International Director/Member Council Nominating Committee
    SME is currently seeking applicants for its  International Director/Member Council Nominating Committee . This committee identifies, evaluates and nominates candidates for the  SME Member Council  and  SME Board of Directors . Potential members must have many of the qualities and capabilities of the directors and council reps they are ... more
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  • Modular Homes: The Future Of Home Construction
    Modular Homes: The Future Of Home Construction
    It’s almost half of the year but technological advancements in the manufacturing industry are still blooming. It was projected that at the start of the year that 2020 will be the year of growing tech advancements, especially in the construction industry.  Technology is always evolving to provide advancements and comfort to those who are in the field ... more
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  • Applicable Loans And Other Means To Handle Your Emergency Expenses
    Applicable Loans And Other Means To Handle Your Emergency Expenses
    Image Source Everybody wants to be financially stable. Unfortunately, a lot of people are having a hard time managing their personal finances. It seems that expenses never end while their available resources are limited. Is their income the root of this problem, or is it a matter of financial planning? Perhaps, you have spent a considerable amount of ... more
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  • Manufacturing: A Promising Investment Opportunity
    Manufacturing: A Promising Investment Opportunity
    Taking on investments has been a global trend over the years. Many are seeking different opportunities where they can invest and profit at the same time. They are willing to put their money on promising and developed businesses to reap their share later on.  But every investment has different risks and returns. Therefore, it is crucial that before you ... more
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  • Pro-Tip Guide To Know What Is The Best Air Compressor Type Is Right For You
    Pro-Tip Guide To Know What Is The Best Air Compressor Type Is Right For You
    Air compressor is a machine that can power up different kinds of air tools or pneumatic tools like impact wrenches, spray guns, air nailers, and portable compressors that are usually used by professional handymen.  If you are a do-it-yourself kind of person who most likely loves to do small repairs, fixing cars, or into home improvements, you would ... more
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  • Effective Ways To Grow Your Business
    Effective Ways To Grow Your Business
    Image Source Business owners always wanted to make their business grow and prosper, as it will mean more profit.  The decisions you make now can considerably impact your business' future. Fortunately, various techniques can be done to maximize profit and expand a business. It's not an overnight task, but it inevitably reaps benefits. Here are some ... more
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  • How Manufacturers Can Cut Down Industrial Energy Costs
    How Manufacturers Can Cut Down Industrial Energy Costs
    Image Source Do you know how much of the electricity you pay every month is actually utilized to power your machinery? Well, it may be less than half because some of the energy could be escaping through energy hogs like inefficient equipment and leaky air compressors. The industrial sector accounts for at least one-third of all US energy use, which ... more
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