Archive for January, 2014


Bill of material (BOM) management is an extremely complex process. Whether it should be primarily keyed off the functional use of a part or the specific part number itself is a tension that has existed since bills of material were created, when man married an axle to a wheel. Read more


One thing that’s constantly in the mind of a family business owner is succession planning. The transition of the family business to the next generation can be seamless and smooth. However it takes education, planning, openness, and humility. Read more

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Avoiding the risk of fire or explosion is a major safety concern in any environment where flammable or combustible materials are present. Most manufacturers, processors, and other industrial organizations recognize the importance of hazardous area safety and have established programs and procedures to identify potential risks and reinforce safe behaviors. Read more


What a standard boiler has to do is relatively simple: use oil or gas to heat large volumes of water that is then distributed via piping to some form of radiation unit such as a finned tube or a flat panel in each room of your building. There have been significant advances in boiler efficiency, resulting in lower costs to heat interior spaces.  Read more



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