The Doubletree Hotel Chicago-Oak Brook, Oak Brook, IL. Sponsored by American Machinist magazine, the 2008 Machine Shop Workshop is a 2-day event with peer presentations, best-practices and an emphasis on solving real-world problems. Presentations will be made by industry experts such as Fred Young, CEO of Forest City Gear and Matt Guse, VP and owner of M.R.S Machining. Roundtable discussion will be held for the opportunity to solve participants' business issues, get advice and learn troubleshooting tactics. Some of the sessions include preventive maintenance, improving quality through lean techniques, coping with material uncertainties and shop strategies for addressing the challenges from Southeast Asia.