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2009/January
Author:Bill Kiesel
Bill Kiesel, Vice President/Publisher I would have preferred to start out with a cheerier "Happy New Year" message. But, let's face facts: we have a real challenge on our hands. Stock market turmoil, mortgage meltdowns, credit crises, plant...
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2009/January
Author:Bob Williamson
Bob Williamson Contributing Editor In May 2007, this column carried an installment entitled "The Rise & Decline of Auto Manufacturing." It pointed out how the "Big Three" U.S. auto manufacturers seemed to be on the way to repeating the...
Thursday, 01 January 2009 | 9201 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
2009/January
Author:Dr. Klaus Blache
Dr. Klaus Blache, University of Tennessee "The most cost-effective increase in U.S. manufacturing capacity may well be achievable through improved maintenance practices for existing equipment." That was a quote from a 1991 National Research...
Thursday, 01 January 2009 | 4453 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
2009/January
Author:Jane Alexander
Jane Alexander, Editor-In-Chief Bright spots in these gloomy times have been few and far between. When I hear about them—even anecdotally—I can't wait to share them. Here's a couple. Consider 3-ply toilet paper, which (forgive me), was...
Thursday, 01 January 2009 | 4191 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
2009/January
Author:Ken Bannister, Contributing Editor
Ken Bannister Contributing Editor Interested or not, most of us are becoming quite familiar with the concept that "accounting makes the world go around." In recessionary economic times like these, corporate fiscal restraint is inevitable....
Thursday, 01 January 2009 | 4662 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
2009/January
Author:Kevin S. George, SKF USA Inc.
To most casual observers, the forecast of sustained growth across the worldwide wind energy sector in the years ahead would seem quite sunny. Down on the wind farm, however, where operators are striving to generate a consistently competitive power...
Thursday, 01 January 2009 | 6533 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
2009/January
Author:MT Staff
Energy costs represent 82% of the expense of compressor ownership. At least that was the case until Sullair launched its energy-efficient single-stage, 7500 S-energy® Series with Energy Efficiency System (EES) heat recovery. These lubricated...
Thursday, 01 January 2009 | 4406 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
8. MT News
2009/January
Author:MT Staff
News of people and events important to the maintenance and reliability community HUNTINGTON PROMOTED WITHIN SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC The Schneider Electric North American Operating Division (NAOD) has promoted Amelia A. Huntington to the position of...
Thursday, 01 January 2009 | 2824 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
2009/January
Author:Terry Gerhardt, Minas Basin Pulp and Paper Company, Ltd.
Through recycling and environmentally responsible manufacturing efforts, this pulp and paper mill is decreasing annual greenhouse gas emissions by 270,000 tons. That equates to sparing 1.5 million trees, saving 580 million gallons of water and...
Thursday, 01 January 2009 | 4464 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
2009/January
Author:Tibor L. Jung and Edward J. "Ed" Stanek, Jr.,LAI Reliability Systems, Inc.
As maintenance and reliability professionals, we are being asked to deliver like never before. Today's economic conditions demand greater levels of reliability and increased maintenance productivity with an ever-increasing focus on reducing costs....
Thursday, 01 January 2009 | 5387 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more


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