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2014 Top Plant winners announced
2014 Top Plant winners announced

In manufacturing today, the pace of growth and the pace of change barely can keep up with one another. Manufacturing has been the driving force behind the re-emergence of the U.S. economy from recession. Growth in manufacturing is no longer seen as a passing fad; it is real, and with a productive workforce that much... Read More

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Top Plant: Mother Parkers: Recipe for growth
Top Plant: Mother Parkers: Recipe for growth

The popularity of the single-serve coffee capsule has created quite a stir at Mother Parkers RealCup plant, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada-a 2014 Plant Engineering Top Plant winner. The company has... Read More

Top Plant: Victaulic Forks facility: Connecting the pipes
Top Plant: Victaulic Forks facility: Connecting the pipes

When pipe joint manufacturer Victaulic set out to enhance its safety program, the company didn't realize its efforts would lead to an 87% reduction in OSHA recordable injuries over a seven-year... Read More

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Monitoring power and energy to control service costs
Monitoring power and energy to control service costs

Smart meters, relays, and other monitoring devices on power distribution and manufacturing equipment can show real-time power quality and energy use. Monitoring and measuring power flow and energy... Read More

What to consider when specifying for new components
What to consider when specifying for new components

I previously wrote a post on cross referencing; that is, finding a replacement for an existing component. In this post I'd like to elaborate a little bit on specifying components in general. When... Read More

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2014 Global Automation & Manufacturing Summit On-Demand
The 2014 Global Automation and Manufacturing Summit, presented by Control Engineering and Plant Engineering, in partnership with Hannover Fairs USA, delivered a day of content and information focused on how manufacturers are using these tools and strategies today to affect change in their own plants.
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