Recent Articles

August 14, 2014 2:16 pm
Understanding the behavior of pests, including mosquitoes, bees, snakes, rodents, ants, etc., is essential to assist electrical and mechanical designers in designing cable, pipe and conduit penetrations that are protected against infestation.
August 12, 2014 2:45 pm
American Psychological Association
Nearly 40% of women who earn engineering degrees quit the profession or never enter the field, and for those who leave, poor workplace climates and mistreatment by managers and co-workers are common reasons.             
August 8, 2014 4:14 pm
Anna Wells, Executive Editor - @IndustrialAnna
Most every manufacturing facility has a countless inventory of abrasives in a variety of grains for different applications and finishes. The challenge for many is aligning the results needed with the materials available, and thus selection options — and concerns — can be enough to make the average manufacturing worker’s head spin.
August 8, 2014 2:20 pm
Philip Odette, CEO, Global Supply Chain Solutions
In the era of lean manufacturing, it’s time to smooth out as much of the operation as possible, while still celebrating the staff. No matter what method you use to increase your output, never forget that the workers who churn out product are a vital piece of production.
August 8, 2014 2:40 pm
Craig Zoberis, founder and president of Fusion OEM
To successfully bring your legacy product to market, you want to ensure you and the contract manufacturer are working together to find the most cost-effective and efficient solutions. The following questions (and answers) act as your official guide to partnering with the right contract manufacturer.
August 7, 2014 10:10 am
Tia Nowack, Associate Editor - @TalesFromTia
The EPA, as well-intentioned as it may be, is often met with staunch opposition from the industrial sector and the political right. Backing the EPA, more frequently than not, are environmentalist and the left. But who’s right, and is there a clear winner? 
August 5, 2014 11:12 am
Tia Nowack, Associate Editor - @TalesFromTia
In a Portland, Oregon headquarters that feels more like a tech startup than a shoe manufacturer, you’ll find one of the most innovative outdoor and utility footwear companies in the country.                  
August 4, 2014 4:41 pm
Tia Nowack, Associate Editor - @TalesFromTia
Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in July for the 14th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 62nd consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.   
July 30, 2014 9:57 am
National Safety Council
Twenty-three percent of the workforce has misused prescription painkillers, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, making opioid use a serious threat to employee safety.                      
July 29, 2014 2:15 pm
Spencer Cramer, President & CEO of Ei3
In the packaging industry specifically, operators on the line can anticipate potential issues and prevent stoppages in a wide range of applications, including material handling, filling and labeling.                 
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