2009

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  • Skill Radio: Exploring the Reliability Vortex

    On this installment of "Weekend Virginia," host Fred Echols and guest Joel Leonard explore how the Reliability Vortex can infuse modern management and maintenance strategies with the cultural landscape to help fight the skilled labor shortage. Click on the player below to listen to this podcast.

    10/26/2009
  • What's new in Avantis.Pro 5.0?

    Invensys Avantis EAM software guru Kim Custeau answers our questions about improvements including Web Services, Maintenance Map and Contractor Management.

    09/21/2009
  • Skill Radio: Joel Leonard brings home the gold

    Joel Leonard, the Maintenance Evangelist, has received the Midwest Gold Award for a Regular Contributed Column in a publication of 80,000 or more from the American Society of Business Publication Editors for "Washington Gets An 'Aha!' Moment," an article about Skill TV's coverage of the Council on Competitiveness' Senate briefing. Click on the player below to listen to this podcast.

    08/25/2009
  • Skill Radio: Training for a better tomorrow

    On this installment of "Weekend Virginia," Tamar Hallerman reports on welders-in-training, and Joel Leonard, the Maintenance Evangelist, says the shortage of skilled workers — like welders — has spread to Australia. Click on the player below to listen to this podcast.

    08/11/2009
  • Online video informs oil spill response

    See how video monitoring allowed fuel oil pumping station operators to assess the magnitude of an oil spill from the safety of the control room, stop the leak and dispatch a clean-up crew. Video convinced the EPA that cleanup was done correctly, did not affect the environment, and did not require a full EPA investigation

    07/01/2009
  • Skill Radio: The manifestation of the maintenance crisis

    On this installment of "Weekend Virginia," host Fred Echols and guest Joel Leonard, the Maintenance Evangelist, explore the many manifestations of the skilled labor shortage, including its impact on the recent outbreak of swine flu. Click on the player below to listen to this podcast.

    06/29/2009
  • Hard-Hat How-To Videos: Twitter

    In this edition of Hard-Hat How-To, Plant Services will help guide you through the Tweet-tastic world of Twitter.

    06/21/2009
  • Skill Radio: Joel Leonard discusses maintenance crisis on NPR

    On this installment of "Evening Edition," host Fred Echols discusses the lack of skilled maintenance workers in the United States. His guests are Joel Leonard, the Maintenance Evangelist; Patrick Ruco, representing Corning Industries; Mark Church, the director of career technical education for Franklin County Schools; and Dolores Vest, president of the Western Virginia Workforce Development Board. Click on the player below to listen to this podcast.

    05/29/2009
  • Condition monitoring methods and technologies

    Managing Editor of Digital Media Lisa Towers shares an overview of the results from Plant Services’ latest online survey, "Condition Monitoring Implementation." Plant professionals reveal their current and planned use of a range of condition monitoring methods.

    05/01/2009
  • Vibration analysis and balancing

    Affordability does not have to come at the expense of quality and performance. Enjoy the benefits of free updates, low ownership cost and unlimited tech support from the proven leaders of shaft alignment technology. Watch this video on vibration analysis, balancing and online condition monitoring solutions to learn more.

    03/13/2009
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