Archive | August, 2007

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Addressing The Staffing Challenges Of A Global Market

Mike Laszkiewicz, Vice President, Customer Support & Maintenance, Rockwell Automation Ninety percent of manufacturers are experiencing a shortage of qualified production employees—from machinists to technicians— according to a recent survey by the Manufacturing Institute. In fact, a National Association of Manufacturers report predicts that by 2020, U.S. manufacturing will need up to 10 million new […]

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Building Relationships With World-Class Suppliers

Rick Page, Vice President Marketing, John Crane America The challenges Maintenance and Reliability Professionals face in today’s business environment are daunting. Not only are they being asked to do more with fewer people, but hiring well-qualified people is increasingly difficult. Expectations are much higher with respect to plant productivity, health and safety and environmental compliance. […]

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The Road To Sustainability Is One Truly Worth Traveling

George Dettloff, President and CEO, SKF USA Inc. If “sustainability” is not yet part of your organization’s lexicon, it likely will be very soon. Proactive sustainability programs aim to help businesses become more productive and competitive, safeguard natural resources, cultivate community outreach and involve employees as valued partners. For all the right reasons, sustainability is […]

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Uptime: I Want America Back!

Bob Williamson, Contributing Editor Remember when we, our businesses, our industries, our government and our educational institutions focused on the fundamentals—the basics? Things seem to be different today. These days, the very foundation of what made America strong has been eroded to the point that we often feel like hapless victims of self-serving decision-making and […]

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