Behind the scenes at Plant Services

There's been a lot going on around the office this week. Our valiant leader, Mike Bacidore, is traveling on business (road trip!), and we put the finishing touches on the May issue. Spoiler alert: this month's issue is going to feature a new column. You'll have to wait until the magazine hits newsstands to find out more. In spite of our frantic pace, we've managed to unveil a few new features on

Have you ever wondered what welding helmets think about? Have you ever questioned whether relays dream of eclectic sheep? Of course you have. That’s why we began Interview With a Product. Every week, we’ll conduct one-on-one interviews with your favorite products and ask them the tough questions. What industry where you designed for? What sets you apart from the competition? What is your favorite color? This week’s interviewee was Honeywell's Fibre-Metal brand Tigerhood Futura XXL welding helmet.

Speaking of products, the Plant Services family is proud to announce another new feature, Maintenance Deathmatch. Every week, we post tons of products on, but which products are the best? There was only one way to settle this debate: a bare-knuckle fight to the death. Every week, we’ll be pitting two new products against each other. Only one product can claim the title of Product of the Week, and your votes will determine which product will come out on top. This week’s contenders are SEW Eurodrive's right-angle gear units and Mokon's portable chillers. Vote now and vote often.

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