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‘Business is booming’ and so is the PMI Index
‘Business is booming’ and so is the PMI Index

One industry leader in the textile industry suggested that “new business is booming” and the October Institute for Supply Management PMI index shows the same trend. The PMI jumped to a new 12-month high of 56.4% in October, up two-tenths from September’s figure. The results came in the same month as the two-week... Read More

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Increase motor reliability by monitoring and reducing operating temperature
Increase motor reliability by monitoring and reducing operating temperature

Although summer heat waves provide poignant reminders that “heat kills,” high temperatures can harm electric motors as well as people. In fact, operating a three-phase induction motor at just 10 C... Read More

4 levels of asset reliability at steelmaker ArcelorMittal
4 levels of asset reliability at steelmaker ArcelorMittal

In building its World Class Equipment Reliability System at global steelmaker ArcelorMittal, USA maintenance division manager Scott Piech noted that the company had to teach some old dogs some new... Read More

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The new Hazard Communication Standard: What you need to know to be compliant
The new Hazard Communication Standard: What you need to know to be compliant

Both producers and users of chemicals will be affected by the upcoming changes to OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HCS). The existing HCS provides guidance for defining chemical hazards but is... Read More

Four strategies to deliver value with contract partnerships
Four strategies to deliver value with contract partnerships

Strategic alliance partnerships are a common contracting vehicle for maintenance and modifications work in industrial markets. Yet, as we see more and more opportunities to bid on such alliance... Read More

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