The Rant – Commercials That Make Men Look Like Idiots:   Since it’s summertime, we’re keeping it light.   This month I’m writing about my latest pet peeve – TV commercials that make men look like idiots.   I HATE them! It makes me want to boycott the product being sold, no matter how much I may

Imagine that you’re selling your manufacturing business and your business broker obtains a full asking price offer in less than one month’s time.  Instead of popping open the champagne as you head off into retirement, you say, “Thanks, but NO; I’ll have to pass.”  What on earth would make a manufacturer do such a thing? 

Last week we experienced something that has happened so many times before.  We were called into a manufacturing plant to sell off surplus.  This was not just ANY manufacturing facility.  The customer was a second-generation manufacturer and his father had been one of our first customers more than 20 years earlier.  So what was the

Its business as usual at Accelerated – rounding up resources for our manufacturing community. Today we’re talking about PMPA, an international trade association, made up of mainly North American based manufacturers, around since 1933 and representing the interests of the precision-machined products industry. Understanding that a strong trade association is critical to ensure the future

Ask a Manufacturer Monday

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If you could ask the most successful manufacturer in your sector one question that would help you build your manufacturing business, what would you ask and of whom would you ask it?

Manufacturing Success

Monday, 21 July 2014 by

Sometimes when we begin a new series for our newsletter and blog, the idea for it takes a while to “brew.”  As both Manufacturing Business Brokers and Industrial Auctioneers, everyday we deal with manufacturers trying to find the best way to exit the business with the most money in their pocket.  Most of what we

 Are you in the market for a 1990 MAZAK QUICK TURN 8 SUB SPINDLE? Get it at our Online Auction July 23 @ 1PM EST  Bidding Open Now. 1990 MAZAK QUICK TURN 8 SUB SPINDLE, MODEL QT-8SP, MAIN CHUCK 6.0″ DIAMETER, SUB SPINDLE CHUCK 4.5″ DIAMETER, PARTS CATCHER & TOOL TEACH, CHUCK SIZE 6″, MAX DIAMETER

 Are you in the market for a KEARNEY & TRECKER VERTICAL MILL? Get it at our Online Auction July 23 @ 1PM EST  Bidding Open Now. KEARNEY & TRECKER VERTICAL MILL, MODEL No. CSM, 6′ X 8′ FLOOR SPACE, 18 X 94 TABLE SIZE, COMPLETE WITH ELECTRICALS (LOADING IS AVAILABLE FOR THIS PIECE AT $400.00) 

Are you in the market for a SNOW RECIPROCATING SURFACE GRINDER? Get it at our Online Auction July 23 @ 1PM EST  Bidding Open Now. SNOW RECIPROCATING SURFACE GRINDER, MFG DATE: 1960′S, 18″ X 96″ TABLE, 18″ X 72″ ELECTROMAGNETIC CHUCK, COOLANT SYSTEM & HYDRAULICS, ALL MOTORS AND CONTROLS (LOADING IS AVAILABLE FOR THIS PIECE AT

   Are you in the market for a BULLARD VERTICAL TURRET LATHE? Get it at our Online Auction July 23 @ 1PM EST  Bidding Open Now. BULLARD VERTICAL TURRET LATHE , MFG DATE: 1950′S, 25 HP, 10′ X 10′ APPROX. FLOOR SPACE, 50″ TABLE DIA, 56″ SWING SIDE HEAD LOWERED, 48.5″ TURRET FACE TO TABLE, 35.5″

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