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 •  November 27, 2017

Written by Jim Dunbar, IMEC Marketing Coordinator What methods are you or your marketing team employing to achieve the highest ROI? How are you using your skills and time to be most efficient? You are more than likely in a position where you, a small team or a single employee, are tasked with multiple with duties including marketing outreach. If...

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 •  November 21, 2017

Forster Tool and Manufacturing Company has taken pride in being a women-owned business, and demonstrated its commitment to clients seeking precision custom machining services for more than 50 years. Forster Tool and Manufacturing is ISO 9001:2015 AND AS9100D certified. They are a client success for thinking strategically and positioning themselves...

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 •  November 20, 2017

Written by Mary Hallock, IMEC Technical Specialist and OSHA Authorized Trainer ATTENTION: The OSHA electronic reporting of injury and illness records has gone into effect! Certain employers are required to submit information from their completed 2016 Form 300A electronically from July 1, 2017 to December 1, 2017. Establishments with 250 or more...

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 •  November 17, 2017

Written by Andrea Olson, MSC and CEO of Prag’madik We all know change is inevitable. There’s also been a lot of talk, especially in the manufacturing sector, about impending disruptions, or creating disruption to transform the industry. No one wants to be disrupted, or caught off guard when something new comes along and upends your business. You...

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 •  November 7, 2017

Written by Scott Czysz, IMEC Technical Specialist Over the last couple months, I’ve observed a recurring theme with a few of the companies I am working with: a frustration with “them” (co-workers, factory workers, etc.) not doing what they are supposed to be doing. As I dig deeper, I have found the problem lies within: Poorly designed (or never...

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 •  October 30, 2017

Written by Lisa Kenney, IMEC Regional Manager No matter how you define it, success is something we want in our personal and professional lives. To gain insight into the topic, Carnegie Mellon asked a variety of professionals – architects, engineers, lawyers, and healthcare providers, among others – what contributes to long-term professional...

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 •  October 30, 2017

Written by Lawrence Bouvier, CMRP – Fuss & O’Neill Manufacturing Solutions Successful and efficient companies recognize that preventative maintenance maximizes machinery uptime. However, even successful companies experience loss by applying preventative maintenance improperly. When the tasks are poorly defined, employees are unable to identify a...

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 •  October 24, 2017

Written by Jim Dunbar, IMEC Marketing Coordinator Innovate or die. This may sound like a particularly harsh term but when you look at Toys”R”Us as an example, it rings all too real. They just recently had to file for chapter 11 bankruptcy and are in real danger of completely disappearing from the retail landscape. When you don’t change and adapt,...

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 •  October 13, 2017

Written by Maria Moran, IMEC Regional Manager Given the constant change and challenges we face as leaders, some foundations are so solid that they are truisms. Yet, sometimes we deserve a few reminders. A Fresh Look Survival of the fittest instincts run through us all. We are wired to look for the negative in an effort to protect ourselves. What if...

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 •  September 27, 2017

Written by Lawrence Bouvier, CMRP Vice President – Fuss & O’Neill Manufacturing Solutions Is equipment downtime holding you back from achieving Lean Manufacturing success? We all have heard of the seven wastes addressed in Lean Manufacturing, but did you ever consider that if you applied similar principles to equipment health, you’d want a...