We Are a Fully RoHS-Compliant American Company

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Any North American company that wishes to be competitive in the early 21st century would do well to adopt RoHS compliancy. Now… just what, exactly, is “RoHS”? Good question. It’s an acronym that stands for “Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive”, a regulation adopted into law by the European Union in mid-2006. The resolution bans six […]

When the Levee Didn’t Break: Preventative Planning for Hurricane Isaac

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Everyone who watched on TV as Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans will have these images forever seared in their memory: polluted water overflowing the banks of levees, aerial shots of flooded residential districts, desperate reports of hospitals operating on emergency generators – the list goes on and on.  This summer, when Hurricane Isaac barreled its […]

The Ins and Outs of Insourcing and Outsourcing

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There was a time not long ago when it seemed that every factory in the United States was doggedly determined to set itself up anew in China. After all, the price of labor was astronomically cheap; there were no OSHA requirements. As a result, our manufacturing sector took a monumental hit from which it is […]

How PMI Helped Save an Industry on the Brink of Disaster

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It’s not like we’ll ever go around wearing superhero capes here at our company, nor will we ever take principal credit for keeping the American RV industry from the edge of bankruptcy. But it has to be said, and accurately so, that when the Great Recession hit our shores in 2008, we played our part […]

Our Vendor Management Program – an Update

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Sometimes a blog entry requires its sequel. People don’t like to leave things hanging in mid-air; they want to know conclusively how a particular initiative, job, or market is now progressing. People want status updates.  Several months ago, we were given approval to expand a vendor management program for a major company in the grooming […]

Chicago’s Hospital Building Boom Presents Fresh Opportunities for Industry

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Across the Windy City and its outlying suburbs, a massive building boom is underway. New hospitals, university hospitals, and medical centers are sprouting up to meet the demands of an aging Baby Boomer population. Rush University Medical Center recently put the finishing touches on a $654 million hospital. The Children’s Memorial Hospital is replacing its […]

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