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When I entered the working world in February of 1981 I was ready to set the world on fire, I had been hired into an apprentice program at Eastman Kodak Company in Rochester, New York and while some would recognize this as an entry level position, I was determined to make a difference in […]

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Having visited hundreds of manufacturing plants in the last 15 years, someone recently asked me if there were any traits the most reliable plants all had in common. I have listed below the top 5 signs of a reliable plant.

Sign 1 – The plant is clean! The plants that are top performers are clean […]

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As I sat eating lunch today I made the decision to multitask, eat lunch with one and use the other to click through social media on my phone. The next thing I knew I was turning my face into a wall a using my napkin to wipe away the tears that had begun to leak […]

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In honor of the new year and the need to start this year off with a laugh or two, I have listed some of the sure-fire signs that your company may not be ready for this reliability stuff. I have to say that in my first 5 years working as a consultant, I wasn’t prepared […]

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Clean, Green and Reliable

On November 20, 2014 By

I first became interested in manufacturing reliability nearly twenty years ago working as a maintenance mechanic who had a personal interest in improving the reliability of individual assets by searching through our maintenance history for areas where we were spending the most time and money in regard to emergency/demand work orders.  Using the history we […]

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While working in the field of Asset Management, formerly known as Maintenance and Reliability, for over 30 years, I have worked with my share of Managers and Leaders. Those who have known me for years know that I started in the field as a Pipefitter Apprentice, worked as a Journeyman and Team Leader for a […]

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Life’s Big Steps

On September 4, 2014 By

I wrote the following to my three children nearly 10 years ago. Our first was about to leave the nest, our second would be heading off to College and our third would be entering High School.

Today our Granddaughter took that first big step onto the school bus and our Grandson will soon take those […]

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