Top Shops 2013 Winners


Every year, Modern Machine Shop, PM’s sister publication, conducts its Top Shops benchmarking survey. The goal is to identify optimal shopfloor practices as well as operational and business metrics that define world-class competitiveness in discrete parts manufacturing.

The 2013 Top Shops benchmarking program produced four Honors Program winners who were particularly effective in the program’s four categories: Machining Equipment, Shopfloor Practices, Business Strategies, and Human Resources.

The Machining Technology Honors Program winner is Davan Manufacturing in Washington, Penn. Read about the company and its approach to capital equipment purchases here.

WSI Industries won the Shopfloor Practices Honors Program for 2013. Read about the company and how it thoughtfully considers the best shopfloor practices to support its advanced machining capabilities here.

Read about the Business Strategy Honors Program winner, JD Machine in Ogden, Utah, here.

And last, but not least, the Top Shops Human Resources Honors Program award goes to Micro-Matics in Fridley, Minn. This company uses a variety of tools to both retain good employees and keep them engaged. Read about Micro-Matics here.

The 2014 Top Shops survey is now live if you are interested in participating. Read more about this survey in "Why Take the Top Shops Survey?".

For more information about the Top Shops program, visit the Top Shops Zone on MMS’ website.