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Are Parents Out of Touch with Careers in Manufacturing?

There’s plenty of concern about the retiring generation of industrial professionals and the potential shortage of skilled workers needed to fill new jobs created by revolutionary advances in automation and manufacturing technology.  Industry leaders remain hyper-focused on the challenges of encouraging high school and college students to pursue industrial careers. But according to a new […]

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ISA Training and Education Programs for June and July

Throughout the month of June, Houston will be home to an intensive educational experience designed to meet the automation and control community’s needs for comprehensive technical training in a highly condensed format. Technical Training Camp classes focus on the practical application of knowledge and skills. This is an opportunity for industry professionals to expand their […]

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How to Choose the Right Industrial Control System

Finding the right control system for an industrial operation is a huge challenge. The longevity, expense and fundamental role the system plays in the plant’s productivity and profitability guarantee this. Industrial organizations must maximize uptime, achieve high levels of reliability while controlling maintenance costs, and respond to challenges in terms of energy efficiency, regulatory compliance, […]

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Is Your Industrial Content Marketing Program Effective?

Manufacturing and industrial marketing have something in common. They focus on building a product and delivering it to the customer. Both want to make sure the customer comes back for more, since the cost of winning new business generally far exceeds the cost of retaining current customers. What do marketers build? A lot of interesting […]

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The Most Empowering 4 Letter Word

A couple of weeks ago I gave a presentation, entitled “Are we there yet?”,  to a group of attendees – a mixed bag of engineering students, a few employees, and employers – at the National Society of Black Engineers 42nd Annual Conference in Boston. The session was  focused on diversity & inclusion or D&I. I […]

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ISA Training and Education Programs for May-June

In May, ISA will offer technical training in conjunction with the 16th ISA LDAR Fugitive Emissions Symposium and the 62nd International Instrumentation Symposium. Get ready for a full month of training in June, as ISA’s Houston Section hosts an intensive educational experience designed to meet the automation and control community’s needs for comprehensive technical training […]

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How Veterans Successfully Transition to Industrial Automation Careers

Automation jobs require a combination of technical know-how combined with interpersonal skills, making them a great fit for veterans. It’s always difficult to find suitable candidates for openings in industrial automation as most of these jobs require both technical and interpersonal skills, often with a bit of management expertise added to the mix. Universities graduate […]

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What are the Challenges of the Industrial Internet of Things?

The Internet of Things (IoT) is transforming everyday life and promises to revolutionize industry. Forecasters view this technology for the manufacturing sector, the industrial Internet of things (IIoT), as a key impetus for growth and productivity in the coming decade, adding US$14.2 trillion to the global economy by 2030. The IIoT could be the most […]

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Content Curation Drives Business to Your Industrial Company

Are you looking for ways to energize your content marketing and drive more traffic to your industrial website? Some of your most important traffic growth (and business leads) can come from an active program of content curation, which is just another social geekspeak term created to describe a strategic, objectives-based approach to social media sharing. […]

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