Thursday, April 21, 2016
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Bridging the skills gap: Blueprint for a nation of makers
Bridging the skills gap: Blueprint for a nation of makers

The United States is at a crossroads. Either we continue to decline, or we focus on improving our schools so that we build the workforce required to become a nation of makers, again. The next few pages will outline the issue and the changes that must be made. At the end of World War II, America had become the... Read More

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When engineering a culture of service excellence, demonstrate the message
When engineering a culture of service excellence, demonstrate the message

Engineering firms need to instill service excellence in existing and prospective team members by living important values, according to Dennis Snow, consultant and 20-year employee of Walt Disney Co.... Read More

Universities bring knowledge, curiosity to Hannover
Universities bring knowledge, curiosity to Hannover

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge invented GPS, developed Doppler radar, and is a pioneer in 3-D printing. Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pa., created the... Read More

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Electrical Certification Programs
AVO Training’s 10 different Electrical Certification Programs may be completed in any order within an 18-month period, and they remain valid for up to 3 years and meet the requirements of OSHA 29 CFR 1910.269(a)(2)(vii). Learn more.
Involving operators in equipment maintenance plan
Involving operators in equipment maintenance plan

The success of your equipment maintenance plan (EMP) will depend on how involved operators were in its development and implementation. Are operator experience and abilities underutilized in your... Read More

Rethink lockout/tagout to improve safety, productivity
Rethink lockout/tagout to improve safety, productivity

For decades, manufacturers have operated under the notion that they must cut the energy supply to a machine to perform maintenance and other procedures. But alternative technologies and methods are... Read More

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Presenter H. Landis "Lanny" Floyd will discuss at 11 a.m. PT/1 p.m. CT/2 p.m. ET the business case for engaging management and workers to support your program, review anticipated changes in the 2018 revision to NFPA 70E, and explore the danger of an illusion of control that could undermine your electrical safety program.
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Plant Engineering 2016 Maintenance Study
Respondents to the Plant Engineering 2016 Maintenance Study identified seven important, high-level findings impacting the manufacturing industries today. Sponsored by: ATS
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Plant Engineering Energy Management survey
We'd like your help with a brief Plant Engineering survey regarding energy management. The study will ask key questions on energy management practices, including continuous energy monitoring, challenges to energy management, energy reduction goals, and alternative energy sources.
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Safety gate with integrated cable/pulley system

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Compressed Air Strategies Digital Report
It’s often called the “fifth utility.” Compressed air plays a vital role in most manufacturing plants, and availability of compressed air is crucial to a wide variety of operations. When we talk about energy management in manufacturing, compressed air often gets overlooked.
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