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A Ghost in the Chilled Water System Confirms Need for Trained Energy Professionals

The energy systems were the responsibility of the custodians; the same people who swept the floors at night. The poorly trained operator was wasting more of the owner’s money every year than it would have cost to hire one with the required education, skills and experience.

Compressed air - Applying an automotive analogy

Some compressor control is like putting the pedal-to-the-metal and using the brake to control the speed!

How Energy Costs Were Reduced by 35% in 20 Buildings with No Capital Projects

We didn't do Energy Audits of any of the buildings.The first step was to install a permanent energy monitoring system which provided much more comprehensive and accurate data than the estimated data from an Energy Audit. We focused on producing actual savings as quickly as possible. 

Keysight Technologies recognizes interns by donating oscilloscopes to several universities

Keysight Technologies has donated an MSOX4154A oscilloscope to each of the universities supporting the company’s student internship program.

Siemens exposes students to the world of manufacturing

More than 60 middle and high school students, teachers and parents from all over the greater area of Chicago participated in interactive activities, plant tours and informational sessions to learn more about careers in manufacturing.

New training program prepares veterans to enter advanced manufacturing workforce

The pilot program is designed to provide accelerated, hands-on career training for veterans and next-generation engineers to prepare them to immediately enter the workforce of the growing advanced manufacturing industry.

Will you be at SMRP this year?

This year's SMRP conference promises to be a great event.

CNA helps support Nuts, Bolts and Thingamajigs' summer manufacturing camps

CNA presented a check for $15,000 to Nuts, Bolts and Thingamajigs (NBT) in support of its summer manufacturing camps.

Greenlee to support the creation of new curriculum and modules for NJATC training centers

Greenlee announces that electrical training centers nationwide have begun receiving new program materials and equipment, as part of its partnership with the National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee.

Stegosaurus, Brontosaurus, and…Atlascopcosaurus?

The dinosaur, which roamed the Earth 100-120 million years ago, was estimated 6.5- to 13-feet long and weighed 276 pounds.