In the U.S., there are tens of thousands of machine shops. Some big, some small. Some old, some new. Regardless of their differences, they all have their own character that can usually be summed up in a simple statement. Here’s how I would summarize Advance:
We invest in technology and we invest in our people.
When it comes to investing in high quality machines and tooling, we haven’t been bashful. This past year alone, we have purchased over $2 million in equipment that will help us make parts better and faster.However, this investment would be worthless if we didn’t know how to use the technology, so we must invest in the education necessary to make these machines hum.We’ve also invested in updating our offices and we expect to wrap this up in the next couple of months.In 2019, I will share more about what investments we have made and what investments you can expect. There’s already a couple that we’re excited to share, but we’ll save that for a future post.In the meantime, remember that the biggest investment that you can make in someone is to give them your time.