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AutomationDirect Customer Community – Connect and Share

AutomationDirect Customer Community – Connect and Share

I always find it interesting to learn where certain idioms originated. Most times we don’t think about the history involved with these phrases when we use them, but some can have noteworthy origins. For instance, “riding shotgun” nowadays means sitting in the passenger seat of an automobile. However, it’s believed to come from the Old ... Read More
 
Supplier Profile: Seifert Systems

Supplier Profile: Seifert Systems

Family-owned businesses have long been a staple of the world economy. According to Handelsblatt, a leading German-language business newspaper, over 90% of German companies are family-owned and employ a majority of the country’s workforce. Seifert Systems is among this group of German companies and has the added distinction of leadership being passed down through generations ... Read More
 
Hammond Manufacturing: Consistently Delivering High Quality Products

Hammond Manufacturing: Consistently Delivering High Quality Products

In 1917, the United States entered World War I, Germany torpedoed the British ocean liner Lusitania, Albert Einstein applied the theory of relativity to model the structure of the universe, and John F. Kennedy was born. That same year, a Canadian inventor founded a manufacturing company that became known for its excellent customer service and ... Read More
 
AutomationDirect Employees Enjoy Helping Students in Internship Program

AutomationDirect Employees Enjoy Helping Students in Internship Program

A key AutomationDirect value is to be a responsible, involved citizen of the communities where team members live and work. That’s one of the reasons the company has served for the past two years as an employer for Internship Forsyth which gives students the opportunity to learn real-world skills by working at local companies. The ... Read More
 
Industrial Automation with a Mission

Industrial Automation with a Mission

A student design team developed a PLC-based control system to safely automate a test stand and prove out an engine prior to rocket launch. By Simon Bambey and Griffin Peirce, UBC Rocket Student Team At the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, Canada, a group of determined students faced a technical task more challenging ... Read More
 
Robroy-AttaBox | Tough on Protection but Thoughtful to Employees

Robroy-AttaBox | Tough on Protection but Thoughtful to Employees

What do oil refining, rail and transit systems, outdoor water parks, wastewater treatment plants, and breweries have in common? They are environments that need high-quality, watertight, corrosion-resistant enclosures to protect critical equipment such as electrical connections, wiring, control panels, and sensitive measurement systems. In harsh places like these, non-metallic enclosures protect against moisture, dust, dirt, ... Read More
 
Eastern Washington University Students Look for a Smooth Ride

Eastern Washington University Students Look for a Smooth Ride

Everyone likes a smooth ride in their vehicle — unless you are off road in a 4-wheel drive vehicle. Most of us will avoid the bumps and potholes to drive on the smoothest pavement possible. Car manufacturers recognize this too. They spend lots of money on TV, print and digital advertising to promote that their ... Read More
 
Supplier Profile: Trumeter Measurement Products

Supplier Profile: Trumeter Measurement Products

J.R.R. Tolkien’s highly acclaimed fantasy novel “The Hobbit” was published in the United Kingdom in 1937. That same year, Trumeter was founded in Manchester, U.K. to provide mechanical-based length measuring equipment for the textile industry. That year was a good start for Tolkien and Trumeter, as both the book and the company have earned enduring ... Read More
 
Supplier Profile – ReeR

Supplier Profile – ReeR

When asked what comes to mind when someone mentions ‘Italy’, people often think of the country’s delicious pasta and food, fast cars, breath-taking landscapes and stunning architecture. Italy is certainly known for these remarkable things and much more. It is also home to this month’s supplier profile ReeR, a 60-year old company founded in Turin ... Read More