66 Massachusetts Contractors Cited and Fined $1.23 million for Wage Theft

Shane hedmond | March 21, 2019

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Construction is hard work and those working hard for your company should be paid in full and on-time for all hours worked.  Cash flow can certainly complicate things for contractors, as pay draws can be delayed for various reasons, but cheating workers out of money is not only unscrupulous but is gaining attention from government agencies.

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SME Manufacturing, Chapter 248 - Spokane WA

SME 248 is a local chapter of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SEE ALSO: www.sme248.com) - we are located in Spokane Washington, USA - we are a group dedicated to advocating and assisting manufacturing in the Inland Northwest (Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho Area) We are interested in manufacturing technology, LEAN manufacturing processes, and science and technology education.

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Small Business Loans For Construction During Coronavirus

Article | April 8, 2020

On Friday, March 27th, President Trump signed the COVID-19 stimulus bill, known as the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. This law provides significant support, resources, and $350 billion in loans and grants to construction businesses. In this article, we’ll cover what contractors and suppliers need to know about the small business loan program, including who qualifies, and how to apply for an SBA loan.

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Ensuring the security of engineering software

Article | February 28, 2020

Commercial organizations and government agencies are common targets of cyber-attacks due to the valuable information they possess. In one dramatic example, information related to the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, P-8 Poseidon patrol plane, C-130 Hercules cargo plane, Joint Direct Attack Munition bomb, and future Australian Navy ships was ex filtrated from an Australian defense firm in November of 2016. The increased frequency and severe consequences of cyber-security breaches have alarmed large corporations around the world. As a result, companies are taking greater measures to secure their information throughout their supply chains.

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Containing CO2 during construction

Article | March 12, 2020

BuroHappold Engineering made its Climate Emergency Tool Kit available last September. To develop this tool, the firm consulted with AIA about how it benchmarks embodied carbon. Data from Quartz’s LCA tool is built into the engineering firm’s Buildings & Habitats object Model BHoM data exchange framework. It is being used primarily for measurement and design visualization.

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Jigs and Fixtures: 6 Ways to Improve Production Efficiency with 3D Printing

Article | May 13, 2021

Whether it’s jigs, fixtures or grips, tooling remains a vital, if seemingly mundane, part of the manufacturing process. Regardless of the complexity of your products, the productivity and efficiency of your production depend on the availability of high-quality tooling aids. Maximising production efficiency and productivity is a key concern for manufacturers. Jigs and fixtures are manufacturing aids used to increase the reliability, accuracy and quality of the manufacturing process whilst minimising production cycle times and improving worker safety.

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SME Manufacturing, Chapter 248 - Spokane WA

SME 248 is a local chapter of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SEE ALSO: www.sme248.com) - we are located in Spokane Washington, USA - we are a group dedicated to advocating and assisting manufacturing in the Inland Northwest (Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho Area) We are interested in manufacturing technology, LEAN manufacturing processes, and science and technology education.

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