Author Archives: Mark Sweeney

Happiness at Work? Yes – It Is Possible.

Most of us spend a lot of hours at work every week. And I’m thinking that for most of us the word ‘Happiness’ and work don’t often go hand in hand. A 2013 Gallup study of 180 million people found … Continue reading

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A Welcome Advance in American Manufacturing

Industry Week recently reported on the state of reshoring — the transition of manufacturing from overseas back to the USA. In their article, Industry Week referred to a survey conducted by L.E.K Consulting of decision-makers in 10 U.S. manufacturing industries, … Continue reading

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New Production Machines Require a New WorkForce

Things Learned at IMTS 2014 Sensors, advanced integrated circuits and software are now totally embedded in new production equipment that was displaced at the recent International Machine Technology Shown in Chicago. And the new production equipment requires a new workforce … Continue reading

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Quick Guide: MC Cable Connectors

News Flash……MC Cable Installation Continues to Improve with Advances in Materials and Fittings…… Now you would not have heard this story reported by the mainstream media or on cable news networks. BUT – the use of Metal Clad Cable over … Continue reading

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Top 10 Management Practices of Effective Leaders

Being good at your job doesn’t guarantee that you will be a good leader or manager. Effective management is an art – but fortunately for most of us it’s an art that can be learned if all of us will … Continue reading

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Unique Applications Win Remke Photo Contest

CONGRATULATIONS to Tim Miller of Task Force Tips in Valparaiso, IN for being the grand prize winner of our June Photo Contest. We also had two first place winners of the June contest – Charles Wood from Dealers Electrical in … Continue reading

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Want to Save Time & Money? Use PowR-Teck Connectors with Jacketed Metal Clad/Teck Cable

Made in the USA, Remke PowR-Teck™ MC Cable Connectors feature an exclusive one-piece design. The other guys give you 4 or 5 pieces to assemble and if you lose one you’re out of luck. But not with Remke! When you … Continue reading

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Let The Sun Shine On Your Winning Photo

Win Two $125 Amazon Gift Cards in June It’s funny how contests go. During the fall of 2013 we had two or more winners each month in our photo contest. This past March we had two winners. And then in … Continue reading

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Finding & Keeping a Next-Gen Workforce

Most of us have heard or read about the talent gap in manufacturing.  Hiring in manufacturing might also be impacted by  a public perception that stems from the outdated concept of what manufacturing ‘looks like’……a dirty workplace that’s not technologically … Continue reading

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What Manufacturers and Customers AREN’T Telling Each Other

I don’t know about you, but UL’s global study The Product Mindset is new to me.  Now in its third year, this study provides insights about the ways manufacturers & consumers think and feel about the products they make, sell, … Continue reading

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