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Employee Spotlight

Feb 12, 2020 8:05:01 AM / by Naomi Walters posted in Company News

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Please welcome Gene Mack, Purchasing Manager to the Bardons & Oliver team! Gene started in July 2019 and worked closely with Tom Walker until his retirement. Gene comes to Bardons & Oliver with over 20 years of experience in purchasing.

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Employee Spotlight

Feb 7, 2020 3:24:59 PM / by Naomi Walters

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Extending Machine Life in 6 key steps.

Dec 20, 2019 2:46:52 PM / by Brett Baldi posted in Insider, Maintenance

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You have made a significant investment in your manufacturing equipment.  What steps can you take to maximize the productivity and life of this equipment?  Follow these 6 key steps to get the most from your equipment.

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Vendor Scorecard: Rating your Contract Machining Partner for Reliability, Quality, and Timeliness

Dec 7, 2018 3:25:30 PM / by Mike Toth posted in Insider, job shops

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Get higher quality products, receive more on time deliveries and obtain highly attentive service from all of your suppliers without paying more for your purchases.  Does this sound like the first line from a TV infomercial?  Well it isn’t.  Developing a Vendor Scorecard Rating system will get you these results, fast.

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The Importance and Advantages of ISO 9000 Certification

Aug 31, 2018 4:06:10 PM / by Cedric Ridgeway posted in Contract Machining, CMM, job shops, gage calibration

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ISO 9000 provides a solid structure for managing processes within an organization.  The importance lies in the benefits of implementation:

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Machining with Pride

Aug 20, 2018 2:38:54 PM / by Travis Miller posted in Contract Machining, job shops, Machine Shop

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We’ve all been told that if we want to succeed in life and in business, that taking pride in what we do is of critical importance. There is a certain thrill that comes from doing something right not just doing something “good enough”.

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Adversity, Leadership, and… Pizza?

Aug 3, 2018 4:09:31 PM / by Travis Miller posted in Insider, job shops

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            I’ve learned a lot in a short time about being a leader. The list of positives and successes far outweigh the challenges and failures, yet much like everything in life there are ebbs and flows, good times and bad, peaks and valleys. Being a leader offers up rewarding experiences like:

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Ways to Categorize Mandatory Spare Parts

Aug 3, 2018 4:07:14 PM / by Mike Toth posted in Insider, Machine Tool, Maintenance

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Owning a Bardons & Oliver Machine is a great investment for your company.  Maintaining your system will result in many years of productive service for your company.  Included with the instruction manual for your machine is a suggested spare parts list.  These are necessary parts that will play an important role in keeping your machine running longer and getting it running sooner whenever it has to be taken out of service for preventive maintenance and repair.

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History, tradition & expertise: what is important to you when choosing a Machine Tool Partner?

Feb 16, 2018 4:26:49 PM / by Jon Beattie posted in Machine Tool

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Deciding to purchase a new machine can be a complex task. There are many decision makers and influencers involved to help evaluate current production needs and future business growth. The most successful companies know the importance of having the best possible machine tool partner in order to make their project flourish.

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Precision Turning and Your Large Diameter Project

Dec 15, 2017 3:39:47 PM / by Travis Miller posted in Contract Machining, job shops, Machine Shop

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The average human hair measures between .003” and .006”. Now picture a 50” OD with a +/-.001 tolerance. Impressive, correct? Now consider that a 5 degree temperature difference between the part and the piece of inspection equipment used to measure it would throw off the reading by about .0015.

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