Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Join SkillTV at Condition Monitoring Technology Summit

Condition Monitoring Technology Summit in Louisana
Thursday, June 18, 2009 9:00 am - 3:30 pm (Eastern Time)

Plant and maintenance managers in the New Orleans/Baton Rouge area are invited to attend Condition Monitoring Technology Summit 2009. Conveniently located in Gonzales, this one day event sponsored by Azima DLI will provide attendees with best practices and advice for implementing world-class machine condition monitoring programs that improve machine reliability and uptime, and decrease overall plant maintenance costs. Presenters include some of the industry’s most respected professionals who will share their experiences leading successful machine condition monitoring programs at companies like Air Liquide, Exxon Mobil, Kimberly-Clark and Nucor Steel. For more detailed topic information, and online registration please go to www.RegOnline.com/CMTsummit.

At 87 still Making a Difference

Since we are now coming out of Memorial Day weekend, had to share a news story about a retired maintenance technician who has now become an award winning author and poet. He spends several hours a day recounting his days as a prisoner of war in WWII and his time while serving as the first black maintenance technician for two major industrial operations.

Very interesting and inspiring man! He is definitely helping fix it forward by setting an example to us all on to break barriers.


Thursday, May 14, 2009

Want to hear NPR Program on Maintenance Crisis?

WVTF Evening Edition May 12th 2009 - part one
Yesterday, May 12, 2009, 8:00:00 PM WVTF News
On this installment of Evening Edition, host Fred Echols discusses the lack of skilled maintenance workers in the country. 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.
200905131307390.ee worker shortage one.mp3

WVTF Evening Edition May 12th 2009 - part two
Yesterday, May 12, 2009, 8:00:00 PM WVTF News
The conclusion of host Fred Echols discussion regarding the shortage of skilled maintenance workers.
200905131318520.ee worker shortage two.mp3

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Responding to the Cry ... Your Voice Wanted Too

In the last blog, I mentioned a research project being conducted at Penn State.

The research project includes a survey about Current Practices, Challenges and Needs for Successful Maintenance and Energy Management Programs. The survey is now avaliable at:

Please consider completing the survey!