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One More Story

  I recently celebrated my 33rd wedding anniversary and want to share a favorite story of my wonderful wife’s baptism into the trials of the gear business. Our wedding in

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Happy Holidays!

Many different holidays are celebrated at the end of the calendar year and we at Gear Technology send out our best wishes to readers around the world. We hope you

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Last-Minute Shopping

Not being much of a shopper, I dread holiday gift lists. Fortunately my wife takes care of most obligations on that front, so I only have to come up with

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Holiday Shutdown Duty

I have posted before about how much I enjoyed working and supervising holiday shutdowns over the years. Unless travel plans took the family out of town, I was glad to

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Holiday Traditions

Among my fondest memories at my various stops in the gear industry are the holiday traditions. Some places had well organized off-site events; others made do with more home grown

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Doing Nothing is Not Without Risk

One last thought before we leave the subject of evaluating incoming quotes — doing nothing is risky. The gear business may seem like a stable, well-understood marketplace with established competitors.

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All Sales Considered

Regular readers of this blog know that I am not one of those engineers who disrespects salesmen and saleswomen. I have pointed out frequently that nothing happens in our shops

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If the Job Fits

When business slows down it is common for management to request that the Sales Department cast a wider net in hopes of landing some new accounts. In my previous posting

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Evaluating Risk

Every order a company takes involves risk. Even after they ship, products are subject to warranty claims and, in the event of customer bankruptcies, the dreaded “claw back” of money

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Thanks!

Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday that needs to go global. Local conditions need not be “perfect” to celebrate the good things in our lives. The first Thanksgiving celebrants did