May 2013 Blog Posts (3)

Asphalt berm to contain environmental spill

I am an Electrical Engineer but now in a management role. We have an area that we store large mobile equipment and it has a asphalt berm coated with Coal Tar Epoxy around it to contain spills.  The berm is only 15 months old and is cracking.  The solution provided to me is to seal the cracks and recoat it.  I don't feel comfortable repeating the previous solution. We used to have portable containment units but they were maintenance intensive for leaves and debris and the plastic clips that…

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Added by Chris Williamson on May 21, 2013 at 8:55am — No Comments

Brooklyn knows how to engage female engineers

The recent Women’s Innovation Symposium in Engineering (W.I.S.E.) event took place in Brooklyn with the aim of exposing women to the world of engineering in a fun and engaging way. The day consisted of listening to experts who work in the industry, a fair and a series of workshops. The idea is to open up people's eyes to the great range of engineering careers available and hopefully increase the current 20% of female…

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Added by Holly Powell on May 21, 2013 at 2:00am — No Comments

Racing for a global advantage in manufacturing

The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation is a non-partisan think tank that works to formulate and promote policies to advance technological innovation. President Robert Atkinson recently spoke to a group of industrial component manufacturers at the Annual Conference of the National Fluid Power Association about the economics of innovation.

Atkinson spent a good deal of time talking about the so-called Great Recession, the worst recession this country has seen since…

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Added by Paul J. Heney on May 1, 2013 at 9:54am — No Comments

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