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TCCI Customer Connection Introduces New Variable Swash Compressor

T/CCI Customer Connection, the manufacturer's monthly newsletter shared the company's newest product: the QPV125. The QPV125, is a variable swash-plate compressor with 125cc displacement. Its variable pumping capacities balance performance to the amount of cooling required, increasing fuel efficacy and providing enhanced durability.

Manufacturing Executives Get Help Communicating with Younger Plant Floor Workers

The ever changing world of technology means to communicate. PDP Solutions is helping manufacturing leaders bridge an obvious and painful communication generation gap. Manufacturing businesses are challenged with older leaders learning communication technologies of the younger generation. The mean age of a manufacturing CEO in North America is 54. The world of texting was not around when these leaders started their manufacturing enterprise, yet to reach the best candidates of a younger generation to help with communication is not optional. North America's manufacturing sector is on an upward trajectory, but troublesome trends call its continued growth into question. A shortage of young talent, compounded by Baby Boomers' negative perceptions about Millennials, pose threats to the industry's expansion, It will take the concerted effort of every manufacturer to reach across generational lines, and bring in the people who are critical to the industry's continued success.

Importance of Academia Interfacing with Manufacturers Discussed in Picking Perfection News

LogoThe Center for Excellence in Logistics and Distribution (CELDi) in the Department of Industrial Engineering at the University of Arkansas is working on a new project with a major medical device manufacturer. The manufacturer offers industry-leading surgical, respiratory and monitoring, and vascular therapies solutions along with a comprehensive line of patient care products. They are interested in analyzing how their current CPR (continuous replenishment planning) model compares to best-in-class VMI (vendor-managed inventory) or demand-driven solutions and business processes. Additionally they wish to analyze the cost and activity differences between CRP and non-CRP customers. Sponsored by Pcdata USA, Picking Perfection newsletter addressed this issue. The weekly newsletter brings important and interesting information to those in the material handling, warehousing, distribution, PTL (Pick-to-light) and manufacturing sectors. From best practices to industry data, this weekly communique reports on trend data, process improvement, and technology evaluations about picking, packing, shipping, and profitability.

Beverage Delivery Requires Ergonomics According to Magline Delivering Excellence Magazine

LogoDelivering Excellence, a newsletter sponsored by Magline, reported how food and beverage trends are changing the growth of various programs and organizations. Recently the weekly e-zine noted that carts and hand trucks bend to meet ergonomic concerns as delivery equipment helps create a safer working environment. Jennifer Storelli reported in Beverage Industry magazine that musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) or ergonomic injuries, are the most common injuries route delivery drivers encounter and accounted for 33 percent of all workplace injuries and illnesses requiring days away from work for all occupations. Hand truck safety becomes more important when delivery increases.

Over 1000 Years of Service Celebrated at Hytrol Conveyor in April

Hytrol Conveyor Company, Inc. is proud to recognize the employees celebrating their anniversary of dedicated service to Hytrol. Employees with an April anniversary start date have more than 1000 years of service.

Modern Materials Handling Names Bastian Solutions 2015 Top 20 Systems Suppliers Worldwide

Bastian Solutions was featured in Modern Materials Handling magazine profiling the top 20 systems suppliers worldwide. According to Josh Bond, author and associate editor Modern Materials Handling, Bastian Solutions claimed the 19th spot. "Bastian Solutions made investments in robotic manufacturing including mixed-case, full-layer palletizing and machine tending robotic solutions," according to Aaron Jones, president. It also released an updated software suite as well as a new modular, low-profile conveyor line. Jones says the company expanded into two new U.S. markets organically within Chicago and New Jersey, and also opened an international office in Montreal.

Designing Engineering Activities Makes TCCI Air Compressors Best in Class

Designing engineering expertise makes T/CCI air compressors best-in-class. To meet the rigorous demands of industry leaders, a variety of skills and experience are mandated. Dick Ennis, Senior Engineering Manager at T/CCI, serves as the lead on all design engineering activities, including new model development. Ennis is the customer liaison in regards to system development and warranty and he oversees all engineering changes and project management. Additionally, he serves as the corporate expert in system application and thermodynamics.

Pcdata USA Launches Smart Glass Wearable Picking Technology

LogoPcdata USA, a supply chain automation company that provides picking solutions for order fulfillment operations, was recently featured in DC Velocity magazine. Pcdata USA introduced its Smart Glass pick-to-vision product at ProMat last month.

Canadian Based Norpak Handling Delivers Outstanding Local Support to Halifax for Hytrol Customers

Local support allows manufacturing and distribution customers in Halifax, Canada to feel more confident in the conveyor system purchased. Hytrol Conveyor Company, Inc., manufacturer of advanced conveyor systems, controls, and solutions attributes the integration partner network critical to the company's success. Hytrol's unique relationship with integration partners allows the company to provide a great advantage to the customer.

Greystone Equipment Company Helps Storage Facilities Pick the Right Pallet Racks for the Job

LogoGreystone Equipment Company provides storage solutions for manufacturing facilities, warehouses, retail centers, apartments, schools, athletic clubs and more. Their diverse selection, such as Husky pallet racks and wire shelving systems, provide shelving solutions for every storage need.

Manliest Jobs Revealed - Foul Weather Clothing and Harsh Conditions - Not Salary - Make a Job Manly

Recent research conducted into perceptions of workplace gender roles has found that the marine industry is viewed as the manliest industry. 92% of those who took part in the study ranked it as either "very manly" or "extremely manly." Engineering was rated as the most manly profession, with 88% rating it as "very manly" or "extremely manly," according to the survey conducted by New Zealand based foul weather clothing manufacturers Stormline.

Global Marketing Director for TCCI Manufacturing Discusses Changing Role of Women in Manufacturing

Kara Demirjian Huss, Vice President and Global Marketing Director for T/CCI Manufacturing, was featured in Quality Digest in the first of a series of articles highlighting women leaders in manufacturing. Industrial journalist, Thomas R. Cutler, authored the article titled, "Room at the Top," which examined women in manufacturing leadership roles.

Manufacturing Leaders Having Trouble Influencing the Workforce

In business today, effective influence is essential. Manufacturing executives want their ideas implemented yet lack skillsets to influence others to act on them. To be an effective leader manufacturers must be able to influence others. In all respects, being able to influence others is the ultimate power tool. Corroborated in "Influence: The Ultimate Power Tool," Dr. Robert Cialdini of Influence at Work provides the six proven universal principles of persuasion that can influence others to change their behavior: Reciprocity, Scarcity, Authority, Consistency, Liking, and Social Proof.

Sophisticated Labor-Planning and Optimization Systems on Plant Floor Essential

LogoIn a recent issue of Picking Perfection newsletter, sponsored by Pcdata USA, trends impacting the popularity of various product picking tools used to increase efficiency were profiled. The article noted that warehouse-management system (WMS) software has been around for a long time. Still, companies have been reluctant to incorporate engineered labor standards into their distribution-center operations. Only 18 to 21 percent of the market has adopted true engineered-labor programs.

Hytrol Conveyor Company Integration Partner Conveyor Handling Company Benefits Maryland Customers

Hytrol Conveyor Company, Inc., manufacturer of advanced conveyor systems, controls, and solutions attributes the integration partner network critical to the company's success.

Bastian Solutions Talks About iHerb E-Fulfillment Center Utilization of Latest Automation Technologies

System Integration News, a weekly e-newsletter, sponsored by Bastian Solutions brings important and interesting information to those in the material handling, automation, goods-to-person systems, wearable AR technology, supply chain software, and robotics industries. From best practices to industry data, this weekly communique reports trend data, process improvement, and technology evaluations and profitability.

WarehouseRack.com Announces a New Promotion of Segways for Warehouse Professionals

LogoWarehouseRack.com, is proud to announce $200 off and a free helmet with the purchase of a Segway. This promotion offers a cost incentive to warehouse professionals who want to introduce Segways into their warehouse environment.

Stanley Paving Announces Pothole Repair Services Available This Spring

LogoPotholes are a nuisance. Not only do potholes look destructive they are destructive. Also, due to the very cold winter much of the Tri-state area experienced this year, many roads, parking lots, and driveways have become plagued with potholes. Although people do anything and everything they can to prevent potholes from forming, there is just no remedy. However, when a pothole does form, one company that they can call to have it filled immediately is Stanley Paving. Therefore, for those who are finding themselves in need of any pothole repair or black top repair services in South Jersey, etc. this spring, Stanley Paving is ready to help.

Smart LED Bulkhead Lights Emerge to Be a Top Pick

LED bulkhead lights have a very specific and an important purpose and that is to guide people through signs and directions. These lights are displayed in most public places, offices, buildings, places of interest etc., wherever there is heavy inflow and outflow of traffic. Considering how functional these lights are, it is important for organizations to invest in a name that is an expert in this regard.

Emergency Light with 360 Degree Articulation Catches Widespread Attention

An emergency light is a product whose value is not assessed until the situation arises and when it does, one realizes how important it is to have the right light in place. Eledfactory.com hopes to give users a light to get through any sort of emergency with ease and convenience focusing on safety rather than on factors that cause its breach.

Australian SAA Approved Mountable LED Emergency Exit Board Proves Its Mettle

LED exit boards serve an important function in places that are usually crowded or frequented by individuals whose safety features on the top of the list for any commercial establishment. Investing in a high quality LED emergency exit board is where this pursuit begins.

Fourstar Connections Hires Tom Barczak as VP of Operations

LogoFourstar Connections, Inc., a solutions-based contract manufacturing company for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and other manufacturing companies, appoints Tom Barczak to its management team as Vice President (VP) of Operations. Barczak will provide operational oversight and direction to projects, practices, and processes throughout the supply chain. He will also implement and drive manufacturing standards, goals, and metrics throughout the cross-functional teams, and ensure quality, safety, and efficiency of all finished products in compliance with all applicable specifications. Barczak brings over 30 years of experience in the electro-mechanical manufacturing field, with a passion for optimizing personnel efficiencies, manufacturing techniques, and supplier relationships.

Great Plains Industries Keeps Kicking Up Dirt in the Motocross World

LogoGreat Plains Industries, Inc. (GPI) is excited to announce that Colt Nichols, and Kyle Peters, riders for the MotoSport.com/GPI/Honda racing team, are showing great success in the 250SX East Region.

TCCI Manufacturing Compressors Tested in Research and Development Lab

T/CCI provides the industry with the latest in innovative compressor designs, testing, manufacturing, and quality assurance. The state-of-the-art R&D lab and engineering test facility allows for advanced technology solutions to be fully tested. T/CCI's multi-million dollar R & D lab and engineering test facility offer advanced product design and validation capability. Test equipment include a calorimeter with 10 performance test points, five Ransco climatic chambers, eight modern durability stands, thermal shock, noise, dust, and liquid slugging equipment.

PDP Solutions Leads Manufacturing Executives How to Win the Trust of Employees

Employees work harder when they know the boss is trustworthy. PDP Solutions' president, Louise Dickmeyer discussed how manufacturing executives can gain the trust of the employees in the company blog.