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Old 04-25-2011, 02:57 PM   #41 (permalink)
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Is that a quiet room in PT1 at 1:10? For the solenoid checking, that is. Pretty neat.
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Old 04-25-2011, 03:25 PM   #42 (permalink)
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There was a new facility in Greensberg and the one in Loyalhanna. Loyalhanna was the first address. They consolidated operations over at the Greensberg address along w/ All American Paintball Park.

At the 100 Station street address, manufacturing and a large portion of R&D. This is where GOG is today.
At the Greensberg address, sales, storage, assembly, and tech classes, along with the Paintball Park and pro shop.
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Old 04-26-2011, 09:36 PM   #43 (permalink)
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From a manufacturing / inventory control / final assembly perspective, based on the two videos posted, I can see why they had poor control of their working capital and variable expenses.

Those assembly cells were very poorly laid out, their substock / stockroom was a disaster and there did not appear to be any visual controls or standard work in place.

After seeing that video it reminded me of when we used to go to the 100 station st. facility, and it had similar material flow problems.
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Old 04-26-2011, 09:48 PM   #44 (permalink)
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Yes I speak fluent Spanish, believe it or not . Let me correct myself in an earlier post,I ment to say CCM not CCI.
That wasn't really directed at you..just a snarky "All Costa Ricans" joke.
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That wasn't really directed at you..just a snarky "All Costa Ricans" joke.
I know it wasn't, I just had to throw that one out there

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Old 05-12-2011, 07:42 PM   #46 (permalink)
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i know im bringing back up an old thread but did anybody else participate in the on-line auction today. i signed up hoping to maybe get a vice or something for 50 but everything was way out of my range. One of the machines (Hilco Industrial - Smart Parts Sale Lots) went for 800 k. even the vices went for 220
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Old 05-13-2011, 11:02 AM   #47 (permalink)
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for a curt vise,depending on the model, thats dang cheap. Being a full production shop I'm sure they would be double ang-lock vices. At $3000 apiece $220 is a steel. Even for a standard 6" $220 is a real good price.

Any Idea how much some of the Mazaks went for? I'd love to have 1 in my garage
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the first star machining center with bar feeder went for 220 k i think the Mazaks were going for around 100 k
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Old 05-24-2011, 06:12 PM   #49 (permalink)
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I have to admit that I do take some pleasure in seeing Smart Parts fail but only in the manner that pertains to th Gardner bros. We don't need to rehash why they have left a sour taste in many mouths. I am terribly angry at them for conducting their business as they have because the resulting backlash and decline of new players cost many Americans their jobs. Smart Parts did not fail for lack of product or performance. I never truely trust lawyers to begin with, let alone patent lawyers(one with a questionable history in the patent process) involved in patent disputes that they stand to benefit from. Lawsuits over paintball patents are not exactly high priority. I commend them for their desire to be American made yet I curse them for the manner in which they treated the paintball community. My two cents on the matter.
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Old 05-24-2011, 09:49 PM   #50 (permalink)
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so what did the white hats get from the deal?
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