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September 10, 2022
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Hirsh Precision named Top Shops 2018 by Modern Machine Shop

Original Publication Date: January 2, 2020

Boulder, Colorado – August 28, 2018 – Hirsh Precision Products has been named an Honors Program winner in association with Modern Machine Shop magazine’s 2018 Top Shops benchmarking survey. Modern Machine Shop (published by Gardner Business Media, Cincinnati, Ohio) offers this annual survey to enable its readers to compare their operations’ performance and practices against industry leaders. The survey, this year taken by 471 North American machine shops, is divided into four primary sections: machining technology, shop floor practices, business strategy and human resources. Honors Program winners were chosen for each of these categories, and design and manufacturing company Hirsh Precision Products was named 2018 Honors Program winner for its shop floor practices.

“Honors Program winners are vetted and selected by me from a top-tier benchmarking group based on answers to select survey questions,” says Derek Korn, Modern Machine Shop’s Executive Editor who heads the magazine’s Top Shops benchmarking program.

“Hirsh Precision Products was selected as the shop floor practices winner for the various ways it has worked to improve efficiency throughout its operation. This includes automating its machining processes, improving its work scheduling processes via their proprietary shop floor management software, and developing a reporting system that shows all operations, minute by minute, that are expected to be completed on a particular day.  This tool allows the Hirsh Precision team to determine how close the shop came to achieving 100-percent production schedule adherence.”

“We’re honored to receive this award which celebrates and recognizes the ongoing efforts of our team to improve the quality and efficiency of our production process for customers,” Peter Doyle said, COO of Hirsh Precision Products.  “We appreciate the opportunity to share lessons learned as well as gain insights from other Top Shops across the country.”

Results from this year’s Top Shops benchmarking survey will be presented at the Top Shops Workshop ( during the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) on Thursday, September 13th  in Chicago, Illinois. Peter Doyle will join other winners as part of a panel discussion about industry trends during the workshop.

About Hirsh Precision Products:

Hirsh Precision Products is a precision contract manufacturing leader in the Colorado front range with almost 40 years of experience and a wide variety of capabilities.

About Modern Machine Shop:

Modern Machine Shop is the flagship magazine of publisher Gardner Business Media located in Cincinnati, Ohio. Since 1928, the magazine has focused on the application of advanced machining technologies by shops and manufacturers serving a wide range of industries.