Plant Nexus by Alexis

Will you be at SMRP this year?

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

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.

Summer camp exposes students to a career in the STEM fields

Throughout the camp, students live on campus and participate in interactive, inquiry-based classes taught by university faculty, secondary teachers and other professionals.

Plant maintenance…at the track

We spend a lot of time talking about the latest technologies to keep your plant up and running, but I recently stumbled upon a story that exemplifies how these tools can be used to keep a track up and running.

What can't you make with Legos?

Legos are more than just toys.

What do toys, STEM education, and the Beastie Boys have in common?

One toy company is hoping to motivate a generation of female engineers with a line of girl-friendly construction toys.

Rock, paper, scissors, robot

Exploring robot and human interaction through rock, paper, scissors.

Your April 2013 Plant Services magazine is online and ready to view

Plant Services is an MRO (maintain, repair, replace, retrofit, overhaul and operations) publication that features problem-solving editorials and articles related to a variety of plant issues. Plant Services magazine features articles, news items and case histories written by industry insiders, including David Berger, Peter Garforth, Sheila Kennedy, Tom Moriarty and more.

Supplies at Work: Keep your rotating equipment online and functional

Ivanpah ( is owned by NRG Energy (, Google ( and Brightsource Energy ( and is the world's largest solar thermal power plant with over

Supplies at Work: Steel mill cranes carry the load

Konecranes ( has been awarded a contract to supply all of the cranes for TPCO America Corporation's new seamless steel pipe manufacturing facility near Gregory, Texas. The turnkey order includes 24 cranes for the melt shop, rolling mill and finishing mill.