By Jane Alexander, Deputy Editor It was the 4th of July, 2000. George Scofield, an elderly resident of Columbus, NC, stood silently and respectfully as the “Stars and Stripes” and other flags were carried past him in the town’s Independence Day parade. Sadly, despite the solemnity of the moment, he noticed that most of his […]
By Bob Williamson, Contributing Editor Question: “Through our process of improving, we’ve been placing heavy emphasis on standardization of work practices and work execution. At the same time, we expect our best ideas for improvement through innovation will come from the very people we are molding into compliance with standards. Intuitively, these are opposing forces. I’d […]
By Ken Bannister, Contributing Editor According to Webster’s, “innovate” means “to make changes, to introduce new practices, to renew.” The synonyms for “innovate” are even more powerful and include authoritative action words such as “revolutionize,” “invent,” “modernize” and “transform.”
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High-quality emergency repair of electrical and power systems is key to a fast recovery from catastrophic weather events.
According to SKF, its new DryLube Bearings eliminate the need for grease re-lubrication and perform virtually maintenance-free over a wide temperature range.
Heavy metals, a contaminated site and increasingly stringent environmental guidelines have not kept this Michigan-based Siemens plant from becoming a real symbol of sustainability in action. Here’s why…