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Garrett Smith Proud to Be a Part of Hytrol Conveyor Design Engineering Team

Garrett V. Smith is responsible for designing conveyor for the systems engineering team for Jonesboro, AR based Hytrol Conveyor Company, Inc., manufacturer of advanced conveyor systems, controls, and solutions. Smith, Hytrol's design engineer, shared, "Being a part of the fast growing material handling industry what excites me the most about working for Hytrol. I love the people I get to work with. They make it easy to come to work every day."

Magline Reports Truck Traffic to Double Placing More Pressure on Route Delivery Efficiency

LogoDelivering Excellence magazine, sponsored by Magline, detailed programs which enable companies to design innovative route distribution solutions that enhance safety and productivity. Delivery routes with a variety of lightweight and ergonomically-designed solutions allow companies to move more loads with less physical stress delivering workplace safety and productivity.

Culture of Kaizen Challenging for Small and Midsized Manufacturers Reports PDP Solutions

The culture of kaizen is irrelevant if manufacturing executives do not communicate it with the plant floor workers.

US Compliance Corp Saves Time Centralizing Material Data Safety Sheets

MSDS Online Services is just one of the key benefits clients of U.S. Compliance Corp recognize. Saving time sorting and locating all Material Data Safety Sheets is a core value as lean manufacturers centralize the MSDS into one location online. In addition to OSHA and EPA Compliance Fundamentals and EPA/EHS Fundamentals services, the firm also offers servicing and training in other compliance arenas.

Ultriva Reviewed as Best in Class Cloud-Based Supply Chain Management Technology Solution

LogoThe Case for Cloud-based Supply Chain Management Today was authored by leading industrial journalist, Thomas R. Cutler. Cutler asserts the basic rationale for cloud-based Supply Chain Management (SCM) technology solutions has not changed in the past decade. The technology solutions have not undergone significant changes, although more agile and streamlined than the original iterations. What has changed dramatically in the past several years, particularly in the past twenty-four months, is the market receptivity for cloud-based SCM solutions.

Kara Demirjian Huss Shares How Women in Manufacturing Are Arriving at the C-Suite

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.

KLK School of Welding and Theory Launches 16 Week Course with South Western Welding Academy

In today's environment, students are perhaps in the worst position they have ever been in terms of finding meaningful and gainful employment. Education focuses almost entirely on Academia and Sports, and both these areas employ a tiny fraction of the total population. Practical skills and apprenticeships are needed for people to thrive in a working environment. Now, KLK School of Welding and Theory is partnering with the South Western Welding Academy to provide both skills and apprenticing experience. Their new course will see students split their time between the Academy and KLK's factory, gaining on the job experience that will be invaluable when students begin seeking work.

JLC International Offers Compact Moisture in Oil Transmitter EE364

JLC International is pleased to introduce the Compact Moisture in Oil Transmitter Model EE364, completing the line with the EE36, EE381 and the intrinsically safe version EE300Ex. The company supplies instrumentation for various types of industries such as energy, petro and petrochemical, pharmaceutical, etc.

Arlington, TX Wasatch-Contract-Manufacturing Territorial Office Announces It Was Honored Most Dependable "Liquid-Contractor" (March 2015) for "Custom Muscle Formulations"

LogoWasatch Product Development is focused on providing the most responsive and flexible service in the industry and has a diverse clientele ranging from leading global companies to virtual and emerging entities. With unmatched technical expertise, innovative equipment and regulatory knowledge, Wasatch maintains a demonstrated record with the FDA as well as with its customers; many of whom have outsourced with the company for over ten years. The Wasatch Product Development's lab is compliant with Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) along with being registered and certified by the ATF, and FDA. Wasatch has been developing and manufacturing several unique products for many of the World's most successful consumer product companies since 1998.

Proctor and Gamble Plans 300M Dollar Research Center According to Pcdata USA Newsletter Picking Perfection

LogoSponsored by Pcdata USA, Picking Perfection newsletter, shares methods, modes, and tools used in a variety of industries. The weekly newsletter examines best picking practices. Leaders are looking for a competitive advantage, have dynamic and experienced sales forces, and have a corporate culture which is customer-focused and intent on building long-term relationships with satisfied customers. This is spoiled when a single product is not correctly picked.

Quickgrind Limited Launches a Trial Offer to Demonstrate Benefits of Remanufacturing

Quickgrind Limited announces they are launching a Trial Re-mananufacturing Carbide Cutting Tool Offer for clients, as they wish to demonstrate the performance benefits of remanufacturing first hand. When carbide cutting tool manufacturers claim they can halve tooling costs by remanufacturing them to as new condition, up to seven times, clients tend to be skeptical. The special trial offer strives to reduce this skepticism.

Edible Food Printer with Food Grade Edible Ink Is All Set to Revolutionize Food & Beverage Sector

Whether it's a pizzeria or a coffee store, they can now use food printers to be more presentable and win the appreciation of their customers with custom edible imprints on various food and beverage items. World Best Import & Export Company is offering these printers for food and beverage retailers to be used with food grade edible ink. This is the reason why these imprints are not unhealthy for humans and can prove very important to increase the popularity among customers.

China Company Introduces High Quality & Best Performance Switch Power Supply & LED Power Supply to Meet Industry Demands

With their professional design and production at the global level, Shenzhen Xinreal Technology Company endeavors to fuel the growth of the worldwide industries. There are numerous industrial clients that rely upon them for their high performance switch power supply for their production needs. The China based company offers eco-friendly and high quality products and believes in the product innovation with their regular research and development efforts.

Eurocomach Now Offers New Range of Heavy Duty Construction Machinery

Intending to provide some of the best equipment for construction, Eurocomach is now offering a new range of heavy duty construction machinery. The tools that are offered by the company include a skid loader, dumper, backhoe loader, mini digger, tracked loader, etc. Set up in 1992, the company has introduced many pieces of equipment that have been very useful within the industry. Since the initial stages, the company has invested in constructing a new production facility. The technologies used in the manufacturing of these tools are quite innovative and have facilitated the procedure of industrialized production.

ASV Sales & Services Now Offers Posi-Track Loaders in Australia at Competitive Rates

LogoHomebuilding, road construction, earthmoving and excavating are the kinds of jobs that require heavy-duty machines that can deliver performance for longer durations. So, in order to provide these companies with highly-reliable equipment, ASV Sales & Services now offers Posi-Track Loaders in Australia at competitive rates. Customers can count on the Posi-Track Loaders provided by the company as their ASV Posi-Track is already an established name in the market. Maintaining their domination in the market, the company is now supplying the next generation of Posi-Track Loaders that are manufactured from cutting-edge technology to deliver unmatched performance.

Electricity Reserves Similar to Manufacturing Inventory Reserves Reports Forecast Errors Magazine

LogoThe Union of Concerned Scientists recently noted that while a variety of facilities generate electricity, the location of these electricity generators – and their distance from end users – varies widely. Certain types of power plants, such as coal and nuclear power plants, have little short-term flexibility in adjusting their electricity output; it takes a long time to ramp up or down their electricity output. Other plants, such as natural-gas fired plants, can be ramped up very quickly, and are often used to meet peaks in demand. At any given time, there is also always a "reserve margin," a specified amount of backup electricity generating capacity that is available to compensate for potential forecasting errors or unexpected power plant shutdowns. Electricity demand, supply, reserve margins, and the mix of electricity generating technologies is constantly monitored and managed by grid operators to ensure that everything runs smoothly. Manufacturers play a similar game with inventory. This is one of many features appearing in Forecast Errors Newsletter.

Mobile Air Conditioning Society Offer Clinic with TCCI Manufacturing and Daniel Spurgeon from CAT

T/CCI Manufacturing will offer an upcoming MACS (Mobile Air Conditioning Society) Clinic, featuring CAT vehicle service and T/CCI climatic wind tunnel technology. This mobile A/C clinic will be hands-on and diagnostics-centered, perfect for heavy duty and off-road vehicle A/C technicians. The event is being held on May 29, 2015 in Decatur, IL. Registration for MACS members is $75 and $125 for non-members. Register at www.macsw.org or call 215/631-7020 x 306.

PDP Solutions Proud That Minnesota Helps Women in STEM Careers

Call it the "steel ceiling" – and the next challenge for women's employment opportunities in the 21st Century. A U.S. Department of Commerce study shows only one in seven engineers are women, and women account for as little as 27 percent of all computer science workers. While advances for women have been made in fields such as healthcare and law, sexism or at best gender preference, still exists in technical fields.

Environmental EPA Compliance Services Prove Less Costly Than Full-Time Compliance Personnel

U.S. Compliance Corp assists industrial leaders in developing, implementing, and maintaining effective environmental programs and procedures. The experts in environmental regulations interpret the law into practical applications. Specialists have the education and experience necessary to assist manufacturing organization become compliant with environmental regulations at a cost far less than a full-time compliance manager.

Pros and Cons of Direct Store Delivery over Warehouses Reported in Delivering Excellence by Magline

LogoThis week's Delivering Excellence shared a report by WiseGeek.com noting that the use of direct store delivery, rather than warehouses, has some potential advantages and drawbacks. By eliminating the warehouse in the inventory replenishment process, stores can receive products more quickly and companies may require fewer employees to accomplish the same task. Dealing with manufacturers directly at the store level, however, can be complicated, and when issues with damaged or incorrect inventory arise, it may be difficult for store associates to remedy such issues. Since direct store delivery systems are also frequently automated, there is room for error in discrepancies between the inventory according to computer counts and the actual inventory in a store. The physical movement of cartons does not change the ergonomic considerations.

Material Handling in Coolers and Freezers Have Unique Requirements Reports Hytrol Conveyor

Hytrol Conveyor invited John Clark, marketing and business development executive for viastore systems, as the company guest blogger. Clark discussed considerations when installing a material handling system in a cooler or freezer environment, such as air condensation to motor temperature ratings. To ensure optimal performance of the automated system, companies need to take six considerations into account. viastore systems is a valuable integration partner to Hytrol.

New Logo and Identity Lights Up Oplite Technologies, Formerly Known as Mid-Sota Aircraft Technologies

LogoStoughton-based, high-tech and quality-minded machining company specializing in CNC precision machining, engineering, and assembly solutions for a wide range of industries, Machine Incorporated, breathes new life into Oplite Technologies. Formerly known as Mid-Sota Aircraft Technologies, Oplite Technologies is launching its brand with the introduction of a new logo and website. This brand renovation was completed in collaboration with Boston-based industrial marketing agency, Grant Marketing.

SMIbrake.com Discusses the Diverse Modern Automobile Safety Features in the Advocacy to Reduce the Incidences of Road Traffic Accidents

LogoPeople and their choice of cars or other types of vehicles are chiefly based on the personality, needs and purpose, although most people who purchase automobiles have great regards for speed and style when making their choice. But, because of the tremendous number of road traffic accidents that have caused the loss of millions of lives all over the world, people should be made more aware of the safety measures to take such as the practice of defensive driving and importance of complying with the automobile safety standards prescribed by the state.

THERMOLAST K Is the Solution to a Sticky Problem

LogoKRAIBURG TPE was presented with a unique opportunity when it's distribution partner Chase Plastics, one of the leading North American full-service specialty engineered thermoplastic distributors, approached it with a complex problem that required a creative solution.

Anaheim, California Wasatch-Contract-Manufacturing Community Office Announces It Was Presented #1 "Liquid-Contractor" (March 2015) for "Custom Skin-Care Formulations"

LogoWasatch Product Development is focused on providing the most responsive and flexible service in the industry and has a diverse clientele ranging from leading global companies to virtual and emerging entities. With unmatched technical expertise, innovative equipment and regulatory knowledge, Wasatch maintains a demonstrated record with the FDA as well as with its customers; many of whom have outsourced with the company for over ten years. The Wasatch Product Development's lab is compliant with Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) along with being registered and certified by the ATF, and FDA. Wasatch has been developing and manufacturing several unique products for many of the World's most successful consumer product companies since 1998.