Recent Articles

September 29, 2014 9:50 am
Adam Reidel
EPA recently released a proposed rule to regulate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from existing power plants. Although the proposed rule only requires states to limit GHG emissions from existing power plants, states may choose instead to regulate GHG emissions from a wide range of other industries and emissions sources. 
September 26, 2014 9:22 am
Adam Willwerth
Perhaps someday all motors will be built so well that there will be no more electrical bearing damage.  Until that day comes, motor repair shops will continue to replace bearings eroded by voltages induced by variable frequency drives (VFDs, commonly known as inverters).
September 25, 2014 10:03 am
William G. Sutton, President & CEO, Equipment Leasing and Finance Association
When business owners and managers consider acquiring equipment, they often think of their payment option as a “lease versus buy” decision.                                
September 24, 2014 2:01 pm
Steve Leavitt
If you feel stuck, even just a little bit, you’re probably behind the innovation curve. Good news, this article is for you. Because the secret to getting unstuck — or becoming more entrenched in your supply chain — is only a few clicks away. The secret is information.
September 24, 2014 9:45 am
David Schnitt
From managing complex supply chains to executing cost savings improvements, the manufacturing industry needs to keep a keen eye on the efficiency of their processes in order to be successful.                 
September 23, 2014 11:04 am
Dan Caron, Bard, Rao + Athanas Consulting Engineers and Ron Schroeder, ASCO Power Technologies
Selectively coordinating power distribution and electrical systems in critical facilities remains a hot topic among professional engineers and their facility-owner clients.                       
September 22, 2014 4:50 pm
Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director - @JeffReinkeABM
A combination of over-use and under-appreciation can relegate terms like vision and innovation to the realm of cliché. However, those words ring much clearer when presented against a backdrop of time-tested approaches that repeatedly drive growth and produce positive results. Such is the case with Evansville, IN-based ORG CHEM Group.
September 23, 2014 10:12 am
Kara Simon
Supply chains are only as good as the people in charge of keeping up with them. This means that it is just as important for manufacturers to keep equipment in great shape as it is for them to keep people in great shape by showing meaningful appreciation on a day-to-day basis. 
September 22, 2014 2:23 pm
Supply chain product compliance is increasingly complex, with companies required to disclose detailed information about their products, including composition, origin, and regulatory status. Managing this data remains a critical supply chain challenge that is necessary in order to comply with a wide array of regulations. 
September 22, 2014 9:53 am
Tia Nowack
Compressed air is found in almost any manufacturing environment. Often referred to as the “fourth utility,” it is widely used in control systems and for powering pneumatic equipment. In order for these systems to perform properly, the air must be dry. 
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