2020 Top Shops Benchmarking Survey is Now Open

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

10th Annual Program Aims to Assist Machining Businesses and Offer Insight into Manufacturing Trends

Today, Modern Machine Shop, the country’s leading media brand for manufacturing, opened the 2020 edition of the Top Shops benchmarking survey. The survey is conducted in partnership with Gardner Intelligence, the preeminent source of economic information for goods manufacturing. Participants answer a series of questions about their businesses and their responses are anonymously compiled to create a composite of shops across the country. Each participating shop is given a custom report comparing them to the national average.
“Based on trends in the Gardner Business Index, Gardner Intelligence expects durable goods industrial production to contract in 2020,” said Steve Kline, Chief Data Officer. “By participating in the 2020 Top Shops Survey, these businesses will be able to identify strategies to remain competitive.”

Each year, Derek Korn, Senior Editor for Modern Machine Shop, selects four participating companies to be that year’s Top Shops Honorees, one for each of the pillars of the program:

•    Shopfloor Practices
•    Machining Technology
•    Business Strategy
•    Human Resources

The 2020 awards will be given at the Top Shops Workshop happening alongside IMTS, North America’s largest manufacturing event. The will dive deeper into the equipment, processes, and business strategies that drive revenue and profit at machine shops.

More information and the survey are available at www.mmsonline.com/topshops and find Modern Machine Shop on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.


About Modern Machine Shop: With an emphasis on applications stories and case histories, Modern Machine Shop provides insight into real world applications of metalworking technology. Helping the audience to discover, not only what the technology can do, but how it can change their business, how it can help them serve their customers better and how they can be more profitable as a business enterprise. 

About Gardner Intelligence: Gardner Intelligence has been developing and delivering market intelligence to industrial manufacturing for nearly 50 years. Just like parent company Gardner Business Media, Gardner Intelligence helps manufacturing companies learn, plan, and perform at higher levels.