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
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
on Fri, 07/24/2015
Automation has been around since the 50’s, but the modern era of automation really started in the 1980’s. Many of these machines haven’t been updated since that time – more than 30 years. Over time, these machines tend to have little problems arise here and there, and frankly, the hardware can be very difficult to support and often impossible to repair due to older technologies going obsolete.
We live in the age of disruption. There is this perfect storm of geo political movement, economic uncertainty, government influence, demographic shifts, and of course the technology revolution.
Artist Chris Burden’s 36-foot-tall sculpture "Twin Quasi-Legal Skyscrapers” was erected atop the New Museum in New York as homage to the destroyed World Trade Center towers.