Sewing machine for large, bulky articles

July 1st, 2012

How can I…Sew large, bulky articles with a standard sewing machine? Here’s how: The Highlead GC24698-25R, an extra-high post bed, 25-inch long-arm walking foot machine handles large and bulky articles that are too difficult to manage on a standard machine. Especially for: Automotive dashboards, side panels and similar applications. SOURCE Friedlander Sewing Machine Co. Inc.

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The real return on investment from good customer service

July 1st, 2012

Service-plus strategies build your client base and reinforce relationships. By John Gehner If you’ve ever been nickel-and-dimed by an auto mechanic, burned by a lazy home contractor or gotten lost in the wilds of an automated phone directory, you’ve learned some basic lessons about customer service. Every business operates to some extent on a service […]

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The advantages of versatile equipment

July 1st, 2012

Manufacturers expand their product offerings using equipment that’s as versatile as they are. By Janice Kleinschmidt It slices … It dices … In the 1950s and ’60s, Ronco® altered the kitchen landscape, offering consumers faster and easier food preparation. But the underlying concept of the Veg-O-Matic and the many “O-Matic” spawn has extended across the […]

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Gearing up for an equipment purchase

July 1st, 2012

Get the most bang for your equipment buck by first defining the issue you need to resolve and then investing in the equipment that will solve it. By Jill C. Lafferty Few end product manufacturers (EPMs) are in a position to go on a spending spree these days, but they still need to replace or […]

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Gary Buermann finds a better way to do business

July 1st, 2012

Gary Buermann designs shop layout for efficiency. By Sigrid Tornquist “When you tour a big awning shop you can see what money can buy in terms of equipment, how much time it will save and what you might expect when your shop grows,” says Gary Buermann, MFC, president of G & J Awning and Canvas, […]

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