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Submitted on Fri, 10/02/2015
How to Manage Your Equipment Maintenance Options

Whether you’re a large production plant or a mobile, field-service operation, you should think carefully about what kind of maintenance plan you need for your equipment. Without fully functioning equipment, production halts, customers get frustrated and angry—and you lose money.

Submitted on Fri, 09/11/2015

The industry and manufacturing sectors are moving toward “intelligent systems”—this broad term refers to a system or machine that “has the capacity to gather and analyze data and communicate with other systems.”  Intelligent systems are characterized by large numbers of sensors and the ability to self-diagnose errors or maintenance issues long before a human operator would be able to identify a problem.

Submitted on Wed, 09/02/2015

Securing the go ahead for a system upgrade can be difficult in a competitive work environment, where every cost must be accounted for and validated. Getting your project noticed and approved when it’s lost among a sea of competing ojects—each one making a claim on finite resources—can seem an impossible task.

Submitted by Russ Rochambeau, Engineering Manager, IFPS Hydraulic Specialist, Valin Corporation
on Fri, 08/14/2015

When discussing fluid power, pressure is the basis for producing any kind of work.  Work cannot be achieved without pressure.  In order to understand the finer points of fluid power, one must first understand the concept of pressure

Submitted on Fri, 08/14/2015

With baby boomers retiring at an unprecedented rate, skilled workers in U.S. industries have a recruitment emergency to face: where will the next generation of skilled workers come from? How do they acquire the expertise they need in a highly technical industry?

Submitted on Wed, 08/12/2015

An unscheduled shutdown hits hard: production grinds to a halt, machinery stands idle, and costs continue to rise.

This infographic illustrates why it's essential to maximize equipment uptime and avoid the crippling costs of an unscheduled stoppage.

Submitted on Mon, 08/10/2015
Opportunity In Not Being Seduced By Easy – Transformative Leadership

Joe Nettemeyer believes the very nature of leadership throughout distribution is changing .. and must change.

Joe explains that there has been a seduction to “easy” as a result of the long history of growth our economy, markets, industries, and businesses have experienced over the last decades.

Submitted on Mon, 08/03/2015
How Valin Innovated Its Business Model To Increase The Value Of The Company 6 Fold in Just Four Years

We’ve heard about how the introduction of Apple’s iPhone changed the business model of Apple (again) and how this one product represented 60% of the company’s revenues before the iPhone was four years old.

Apple is certainly one company that continues to innovate it’s business model.

Well, the most innovative distributors are doing the same.  These Innovative distributors see the need to evolve the business beyond the traditional – of just moving products – box in box out.

Submitted on Mon, 07/27/2015
Culture Is The Great Differentiator – From Me To WE

Joe Nettemeyer, the president and CEO of industrial distributor Valin Corporation believes that culture is the great differentiator in business today.  But beyond platitudes he works to nurture the needed culture everyday.

Submitted on Mon, 07/27/2015
Joe Nettemeyer podcast - Your Future Is Defined By What Your Organization Stands For

In a world where most distributors are trapped by sameness and commoditization, Valin stands apart with its value proposition that is captured in the statement – Helping You Achieve Your Goals.