Archive | February, 2009

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Uptime: The Terms We Use

Bob Williamson, Contributing Editor The capacity assurance world of maintenance and reliability is like most other professions with unique words, phrases and terminology. Many of us grew up with this “language,” which makes some of the jargon and acronyms second nature—”maintenance-speak.” But, when we interact with the uninitiated in the “outside world,” sometimes they think […]

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Viewpoint: The Three-Person Boat

Christer Idhammar, President IDCON, INC. Many years ago, one of my uncles asked me, “Christer, do you know what a three-man rowing boat is?” As I could not figure out the answer, he continued. “It is a boat with a crew of three. One rows, one is assigned to bail out the boat and one […]

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MT News

News of people and events important to the maintenance and reliability community GILSDORF IS NEW PRESIDENT OF HONEYWELL PROCESS SOLUTIONS Honeywell has announced the appointment of Norman “Norm” Gilsdorf as president of Honeywell Process Solutions. He replaces Jack Bolick, who has retired from the corporation after 10 years of service, including six years as president […]

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My Take: Get Back On Your Pony

Jane Alexander, Editor-In-Chief Watching wave upon wave of terrible economics news roll in over the past few weeks has had me thinking back to the Christmas when Santa Claus left two weary-looking Shetland ponies for my brothers and me. I had just turned nine, and money was pretty tight for my South Texas farm family. […]

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