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12:34 pm
February 27, 2015
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Motion Industries Chairman Bill Stevens to Retire After 37 Years with Industrial-Distribution Giant

Motion Industries Chairman Bill Stevens has announced his plans to retire effective March 1, 2015, after 37 years with the company. Tim Breen, who became President and Chief Executive Officer in 2014, will succeed Stevens as Chairman. Bill Stevens began his career with Motion Industries (Motion) in 1978 as Director of Human Resources. After several promotions, including to the […]

1:10 am
February 27, 2015
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Siemens Says You Still Have Time to Register for This Year’s Information-Packed ‘Manufacturing in America Symposium’ at Detroit’s Ford Field

You and your teams still have time to register for the Manufacturing in America Symposium set for March 11-12, in Detroit, MI.  Hosted by Siemens and Electro-Matic Products, Inc. this two-day event at Ford Field will bring together manufacturing and automotive industry executives, technology leaders, educators and students to explore technologies and best practices driving manufacturing in America. […]

7:43 pm
February 26, 2015
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Bob Williamson Comments on Final Day of MARCON 2015: Snow Subsides But Maintenance and Reliability Hot Topics Abound

What’s been happening at MARCON 2015? Reporting from the final day of the conference in Knoxville, TN, Contributing Editor Bob Williamson noted that like the first day, there was plenty of valuable information to be gleaned by the 300+ maintenance and reliability pros who battled unusually harsh winter conditions to attend this seminal industry event . Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015–Today […]

12:53 am
February 25, 2015
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New Handheld Fluke 805 FC Vibration Meter Shares Everything It Learns in Real Time and More

Fluke Corp. has introduced the 805 FC Vibration Meter, a portable multifunction vibration screening tool that provides quantifiable information on the bearing and overall health of motors and other rotating equipment, and shares that data in real time via Fluke Connect.* According to the company, the new 805 FC is ideal for frontline mechanical troubleshooting teams that need […]

8:14 pm
February 23, 2015
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Swift Filters Acquires JB Services Intl., Expands into High Pressure Filter Housing Market

Swift Filters, Inc. has acquired JB Services International, Inc., a Houston-based manufacturer of high pressure filter housings sold to the oil and gas, chemical processing, automotive manufacturing and other markets. The purchase marks the entry of Swift Filters, a rapidly-growing manufacturer of industrial filter elements, into the filter housing manufacturing business. “JB Services was well-known […]

9:01 pm
February 19, 2015
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Winter Words: Lubrication Advice for Ensuring Desired Levels of Plant-Equipment Performance Year-Round

Implementing a best-practice, engineered lube-management program will help ensure equipment health, efficiency and productivity, no matter the operating environment or time of year. Weather conditions across much of North America this winter are a case in point. Weather got you down? As you try to tough it out, don’t forget your plant equipment. While blizzards, […]

10:47 pm
February 17, 2015
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Solutions, Services and Best Practices Attract Record Crowds to 2015 Grainger Show in Orlando, FL

Leading MRO supplier W.W. Grainger, Inc., reports that more than 17,000 attendees were drawn to the 11th annual Grainger Show in Orlando, FL, this week. Customers, suppliers and Grainger team members from across the country converged upon Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center Feb. 15-17 as part of the company’s mission to help its customers “keep their operations running and their people safe,” according to Deb […]

4:23 am
February 16, 2015
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Alert Analytical’s Proactive Maintenance Toolbox Software Empowers Crafts and Other Front-Line Maintenance Personnel

Alert Analytical, LLC, says its Proactive Maintenance Toolbox software has been built to promote proactive maintenance among craftsmen and other front-line personnel, whether they’re working in office environments (with computers) or in the field (with tablets). The company notes that the Toolbox increases equipment reliability and overall maintenance knowledge by bringing vital equipment and plant information […]