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Author:Bob Williamson, Contributing Editor
Tax-and-spend initiatives-spending resources that don't yet exist only to raise taxes to cover the loss-are not new.
Saturday, 31 October 2009 | 2323 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Bob Williamson, Contributing Editor
These three words—"Made In China"—do not have to foreshadow downsizings or plant closures.
Tuesday, 22 December 2009 | 2065 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Bob Williamson, Contributing Editor
Bob Williamson, Contributing Editor The capacity assurance world of maintenance and reliability is like most other professions with unique words, phrases and terminology. Many of us grew up with this "language," which makes some of the jargon...
Sunday, 01 February 2009 | 2624 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Bob Williamson, Contributing Editor
  Bob Williamson, Contributing Editor "TMI." Here we go again with those "TLAs" (three-letter acronyms) discussed in last month's column. TMI used to refer to the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant "meltdown" in 1979. Now, it means "Too...
Sunday, 01 March 2009 | 2928 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Bob Williamson, Contributing Editor
  Bob Williamson, Contributing Editor Imagine that you're 15 years old. You like new technology. You're a whiz at strategy games. You built your own computer and set up a wireless network. You're yearning for your first car. You have...
Wednesday, 01 April 2009 | 2430 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
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 | 9206 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Brian O’Donnell, President & CEO, A. W. Chesterton Company
While the current economic downturn has caused a considerable business challenge for many companies, we need to make sure those near-term issues don't alter the work that needs to be done to establish and build a strong long-term future. As Sir...
Saturday, 01 August 2009 | 3107 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:By Dr. Lube, aka Ken Bannister
"Dear Dr. Lube: We spend a lot of preventive maintenance time on manual lubrication tasks, yet we still experience an inordinate amount of bearing failures.
Tuesday, 22 December 2009 | 2050 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Charles P. Howes, Integrated Risk Management Associates, LLC
On June 24, 2005, serious trouble erupted at the Praxair gas-filling and distribution facility in St. Louis, MO. The site was storing about 30,000 compressed gas cylinders containing oxygen, nitrogen, propane, propylene, acetylene, carbon dioxide,...
Wednesday, 21 October 2009 | 3898 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Christer Idhammar, President IDCON, INC.
Christer Idhammar, President IDCON, INC. Many years ago, one of my uncles asked me, "Christer, do you know what a three-man rowing boat is?" As I could not figure out the answer, he continued. "It is a boat with a crew of three. One rows, one...
Sunday, 01 February 2009 | 2077 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more

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