Let’s Make It Happen!

Though we understand the enormity of COVID-19’s impact – our job is to support YOU! We strive to minimize the disruptions to your business operations and workers’ productivity. With Shelter-In-Place being implemented, we understand that there are challenges in replicating tasks done on-site to be executed from home or in remote settings. This is where… Read more »

Are Engineers Exempt From California’s AB-5 Law?

  When AB-5 was enacted on Jan. 1st, the law which added restrictions on how workers can be identified as independent contractors – Or 1099s – had additional language which exempt engineers. But does that mean ALL engineers are exempted? With the AB-5implementation, all 1099 workers must meet the ABC Test criteria, with the exception… Read more »

It’s That Time Of Year: MD&M Time!

February is MD&M time – and we are super excited! (Valentine’s Day and Presidents’ Day are OK too 😉). This year we are very much looking forward to visiting with many of our medical device clients and consultants at the show. One, in particular, is PROTOTEK – A long time SoloPoint client who is well-known… Read more »

What Industrial Automation Employers Look For In Engineering Candidates

Industrial automation is changing how business operations and everyday tasks are being done.  There are companies working on automating manufacturing assembly lines, while others are working on automating food preparation (Eatsa, Zume Pizza and Creator), barista-less coffee bars (Café X), package delivery (Prime Air, Alphabet’s Wing, Matternet) and even self-driving shopping carts (Caper). Since this… Read more »

Gift Ideas For Kids To Get Them Interested In Engineering

With 76 Baby Boomers expecting to retire within the next 20 years, the expected workforce shortage in manufacturing can be alleviated by getting the younger generation interested in engineering jobs. Bill Nye, of Bill Nye the Science Guy, once said, “There’s nothing I believe in more strongly than getting young people interested in science and… Read more »

Manufacturing Highlight: Centerline Precision

For the past 19 years, and counting, Centerline Precision has specialized in high precision machining for quick-turn prototyping as well as production runs. Service and excellence has been the guiding principles at Centerline and as evident by their success, there is no need to change. Intensive R&D activities in Silicon Valley has driven the need… Read more »

Engineering Hiring and Salaries On The Rise

As the economy continues to trend upward, so has employment outlook and employees’ pay rates. Among the jobs that are projected to go on the rise are multiple engineering professions. According to a recent article by DesignNews.com, hiring for Engineers is projected to continue rising due to the demand in various industries such as rebuilding… Read more »

Top Movies For Engineers

Watching movies with the family is a good way to spend the cold, winter holidays. For engineering professionals, there are plenty of movies that are relatable, entertaining and can be a source of inspiration. Here are some of our top choices: 1. Iron Man (2008) One of the most iconic Marvel movies of all time,… Read more »