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Automation Is Coming to Your Machine Shop. Are You Ready?

The FOCUS Advanced Manufacturing team recently returned from our trip to the International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago. Our main takeaway from the gathering can probably be summed up in one word—Automation.

When you think of automation, you usually think of large manufacturing plants, like an automobile assembly plant, with hundreds of robotic arms installing …

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What the CHIPS Act Could Mean for U.S. PCB and EMS Manufacturers

The recently passed CHIPS Act and the introduction of the Supporting American Printed Circuit Boards (SAPCB) Act are promising developments, with the CHIPS Act providing $52 billion for semiconductor manufacturing incentives and research investments, plus the proposed $3 billion to support PCB and EMS production via SAPCB.
Is your precision metalworking company looking for machinists

Is your precision metalworking company looking for machinists?

If your precision metalworking shop is looking to hire your next machinist—and we know what short supply these technicians are in— your local middle school or high school might be an appropriate place to look. That is if they have their own student-run machine shop business in place. And if they don't, maybe your company can help them get one started.
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Heady Times for M&A Volumes and Valuations

Global M&A volume reached $5.8 Trillion in 2021.  According to Reuters that’s an all-time record, more than $1 Trillion greater than 2007, the prior record year.  At FOCUS we hit our own record with forty deals closed during 2021.

Precision Metalworking Industry Report 2021

Precision Metalworking is experiencing an unprecedented period of consolidation.  The FOCUS Advanced Manufacturing team has assisted owners and buyers of industry participants on 19 transactions and has dedicated a team of seven professionals to assist business owners in the industry as they navigate this terrain.  We provide M&A advisory services and locate the capital businesses need to grow. Our team is composed of seasoned investment bankers and advisors with extensive operating experience in manufacturing and distribution backed by a deep research team.   Our latest newsletter introduces you to our well-versed and experienced Precision Metalworking team and discusses topics such as market highlights, our transaction activity, industry trends and much more.