Archive | January, 2014


10:07 pm
January 23, 2014
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The Changing Face of Apprenticeship

By Michael I. Callanan, Executive Director, National Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee for the Electrical Industry (NJATC) It’s been more than 25 years since I completed my electrical apprenticeship program in the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW). As an apprentice, I learned my craft by splitting time between on-the-job training assignments and classroom-related instruction. I […]


9:44 pm
January 23, 2014
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Viewpoint: The North American Maintenance Excellence Award

By Stanley T. Grabill, CMRP, 2013 Chairman, Foundation for Industrial Maintenance Excellence The North American Maintenance Excellence (NAME) Award is an annual program to recognize North American organizations that excel in performing the maintenance process to enable operational excellence. The NAME Award is run by the non-profit Foundation for Industrial Maintenance Excellence, established in 1990, whose […]


6:00 am
January 20, 2014
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My Take: The True Cost of Lost In-House Expertise

By Jane Alexander, Deputy Editor Finding myself unexpectedly alone in an unusually quiet house the morning of New Year’s Eve, I did something that always makes me smile: I checked in with process-industry veteran Heinz Bloch. Wishing an old friend a prosperous 2014 wasn’t the only reason for my call. I also wanted to discuss […]