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Plant Engineering appreciates the information provided for this article by the following firms and individuals. - Everest Software Corp. 12700 Preston Rd, Suite 200 Dallas, TX 75230-1869 www.outsourcing-mgmt.


Plant Engineering appreciates the information provided for this article by the following firms and individuals.

- Everest Software Corp.

12700 Preston Rd, Suite 200

Dallas, TX 75230-1869

Everest Software provides programming for the the management of outsourcing.

- InfoServer LLC

600 Preston Forest Center, #388

Dallas, TX 75230-2718

InfoServer is an online resource dedicated to strategic outsourcing.

- Michael F. Corbett & Assoc., Ltd.

3 Neptune Rd, Suite A-28

Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Michael F. Corbett & Associates provides consulting services in outsourcing.

- OutSourcing Insight, Inc.

1117 Perimeter Center West

Suite 500E

Atlanta, GA 30338

OutSourcing Insight provides consulting services in outsourcing.


2500 W Estes Ave

Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

PMCI provides predictive maintenance technology services for machinery condition monitoring and analysis.

- William J. Meeks, PE



400 E. Diehl Rd, Suite 400

Naperville, IL 60563

Bill Meeks is a former maintenance manager for a major steel company now consulting in inventory chain optimization. His experience includes considerable outsourcing of maintenance services.

- Darren A. Traub

PO Box 16415

Irvine, CA 92623

Darren Traub is a mechanical engineer specializing in the design and installation of bulk material handling systems. He has engineered and executed numerous contract projects.

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