September, 2002 Archives - Engine Builder Magazine
Productivity Watchwords For Today’s Business World

Any company with a service department is selling labor. If you have a repair facility and work on cars or trucks, or have a machine shop providing machine work on engines or transmissions, you are selling labor. If you rebuild components for the engine or transmission, you are selling labor. In more accurate terms you

Reading, ’Riting and Racing – Performance Education

For an automotive machine shop looking to enter the world of high-performance, finding qualified machinists and engine builders that have high-performance experience could be one of the greatest challenges. These days, there is some help, as many technical colleges have seen the need and are attempting to fill that void. It wasn

Conferences And Seminars Offer Many Potential Rewards

Getting away from the day-to-day grind and going to a seminar or conference with fellow shop owners and machinists has rewards that far outweigh the expense, and often may even present new business opportunities. At the Engine Rebuilders Association Tech Expo (AERA) I attended this past April in Indianapolis, a presentation given by John DeBates,


What if we had the power to predict the future? We would no longer react to situations, but instead, anticipate them. By knowing what lay ahead, bumps in the road and the roller coaster we call life would be relatively flat. Don

The PER Future

When you think of the future, there is a tendency to think of Hollywood or maybe Jules Verne. You might be thinking you

Acquisitions, Proliferation Cloud Parts Suppliers Predictions

With a nod to Charles Dickens, "it is the best of times; it is the worst of times" in the engine building industry. And no matter which of these perspectives you favor, you

Not Your Father’s Olds – ’50s Equipment Not Designed For Today’s Engines

When it came time to start addressing the subject of survival in the machine shop and engine building world of the future, it was obvious that we could do one of two things: consult the famed French astrologer Nostradamus or call the American Association of Certified Psychics. The problem is, no one really understands the

Blowin’ Smoke; Internal Combustion Not Going Away

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To The Future – And Beyond

If there is one thing the future of the industry depends on more than anything else it is highly educated and trained machinists and technicians. As tomorrow

Critical Cam Event Criteria

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