Closing the Skills Gap with Keats

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The news has been filled with stories about a “skills gap” in the manufacturing sector. While experts disagree on the severity of the current problem, they all agree that if not mitigated it will become a very real and very big problem by the end of the decade. One study even puts the number at […]


Quality Assurance in Quality Audits

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  Just promising a potential customer quality doesn’t always get the job done. Occasionally we have potential clients who audit our facility in advance of committing to Keats. While this kind of test might be worrisome for our competitors, we welcome them without reservation. Our secret? Something we like to call our “mature quality system”. […]


DIY Metal Stamping

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Recently we have noticed an exciting and interesting new trend: the idea of Do-It-Yourself (DIY) home metal stamping. Aimed mostly at jewelry makers and artists, companies are selling kits that allow people to design and manufacture small metal stampings all in the comfort of their own homes. Before the Industrial Revolution DIY was the only […]


Helping after Superstorm Sandy

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There are no two ways about it: Superstorm Sandy was devastating, and the effects are still being felt.  Months later, people are still cleaning up and desperately trying to rebuild their shattered towns, businesses, and most importantly, lives. Experts are now putting the damage estimate from Sandy at an unprecedented and overwhelming $62 billion.   […]


Start Up to Quick Growth

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Running a successful business like Keats is one thing, but expanding it properly is another. In this video, Matt Keats tells how he was able to open Keats Southwest in El Paso, Texas quickly and efficiently. He tells a great story about how they were able to unplug machines in their Chicago plant on a […]


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