Burnie & Les Make LOTO Safer with PESDs

After so many arc flash incidents with our clumsy pal Burnie, Les made it his life goal to find a better and safer method of performing...
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Engineering Career Fair

Where's Waldo: Career Fair Edition. Can you spot the Grace Engineered Products booth? Each year, we attend the Iowa State University Engineering...
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GracePESDs Giveaway

It's another HUMPDAY so that means we have another giveaway opportunity for you. This week we're offering up one of our Permanent Electrical Safety...
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Top Workplaces 2019

Thank you to everyone who participated in the GracePort Giveaway last week. If you made the cut from our limited supply of P46 GracePort samples,...
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GracePort Giveaway

Each week, we do a lot of fun giveaways on the HUMPDAY blog when you enter the raffle by clicking the button at the bottom. From bungee-rockets to...
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Believe

If you've been following the blog for a few years now, you'll likely recall that September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness month. Each year,...
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#INBOUND 2019

This week, we're reporting to you LIVE from #INBOUND in Boston. This is a convention HubSpot hosts each year and our company sends a few employees...
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Extreme Makeover: Homepage Edition

Welcome to our remodeled home! We're still under construction in a few areas, but expect to see a lot more features soon. As a HUMPDAY reader, you...
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Shrimp Boil at Grace

Welcome to the new look of Humpday! Our website is beginning to go live one section at a time and it looks like our blog got top billing. Hope you...
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Grace Internships

This summer, we posted three internships and were met with some incredibly talented applicants. From left to right, we have Dan Bohlke, Katy Brooks,...
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Introducing...

We've had this one in the works for the past 8 years. Back then, a customer of ours requested this component to be added to our GracePort. At the...
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College of Engineering

Iowa State University researchers are working on developing safer and more reliable machines under a new grant and they're consulting with our Chief...
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WI State of Emergency

A State of Emergency in Wisconsin was declared after two electrical substations in Madison went up in flames on Friday. Wisconsin Governor Tony...
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The Origin of GracePort

In 1993, while working on a friction welder retrofit project at John Deere, Ed Allen was presented with a hazardous electrical safety issue. The...
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Under Construction

Just in case you're surfing our website and encounter any issues, I'll apologize in advance for any inconvenience Burnie & Les may cause while...
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The Stars and Stripes

Wishing you all a very happy Independence Day weekend! I hope the weather holds up where you live so you can enjoy the fireworks and BBQs with your...
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Coming Soon

Nearly three years ago, I published a three-part series on the blog, Tesla v. Edison: War of Currents, and joked about how they should adapt it into...
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OSHA Memes IV

Well, that's one way to use it. GracePort's Inside-Outlet was a brilliant response to a 2002 NFPA 79 mandate requiring control panel utility outlets...
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Dive In

Last week, our COO at Grace, Bryan Van Itallie published an article from his unique perspective on predictive maintenance. Discover how a nuclear...
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How It's Made: Burnie & Les

This is what a storyboard for Burnie & Les looks like that I submit for new Burnie & Les comics. Just kidding... I'm nowhere near that talented! We...
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What Does Innovation Mean for Electrical Safety?

Throughout this Electrical Safety Month, we've talked a lot about what electrical safety means to us and what our products do to mitigate risk and...
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What Does GraceSense Mean for Electrical Safety?

Routine thermography inspections on critical equipment, such as MCCs and Switchgears, have evolved alongside new advances in technology at our...
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What do GracePorts Mean for Electrical Safety?

After many years of doing things the long, hard, and (most importantly) unsafe way, the Arc Flash Specialists, Burnie & Les, finally ordered a...
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What do PESDs Mean for Electrical Safety?

Put simply, GracePESDs® add a thick layer of safety when it comes to electrical maintenance and Lockout/Tagout (LOTO). When performing LOTO, don't...
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What Does Electrical Safety Mean to You?

Well, our hometown just made national news, but not in a good way. Yesterday, our levee down by the Mississippi River was breached following a...
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Milestone Recognition

Recently, Grace has been experiencing rapid growth to support our current and future endeavors. As we continue to grow our primary base of...
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Notre Dame Cathedral (Electrical?) Fire

The world is in mourning over the destruction of one of the most significant historical sights on the planet. In our industry, we know how...
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GraceSense™ Pilot Project

True Story: One of the world's leading car manufacturers avoided losing half a million dollars in under six months from unplanned downtime after...
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GraceSense™ Training Event

These past two days saw our facility filled with the people who represent our brands and extend our reach far from our base of operations in...
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GraceSense™ Predictive Maintenance System

We're very excited to introduce you to the new GraceSense™ Predictive Maintenance System. This technology helps users find failures before they...
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Verified Purchase

You ever go on Amazon and quickly commit to an expensive purchase based on the product's description and marketing alone? Unless you heard from a...
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You're Grounded

Last week, Drew Allen resurrected a highly debated question to his LinkedIn followers: Ground pin up or down; which do you prefer? And what does the...
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Crazy Train

The first thing that came to my mind when I saw this explosive incident captured and recorded was Ozzy Osborne. This must have been the train he was...
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Register Now!

Our growing monthly electrical safety webinars have become a successful output of resources for people looking to expand their skill set and...
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HUMPDAY News

Welcome to HUMPDAY News, your most trusted source for everything new happening at Grace. Today, in our roundup of stories, we have exciting new...
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Betta Test

At Grace, we're consistently beta testing our upcoming products before we release them to our distribution channel to ensure peak optimal...
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Arc Flash Squirrel

Did you enjoy Super Bowl LIII? If not, hopefully you had good food and company during the event that many are describing as lackluster and...
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Iowan Ice Age

I'm really missing our Winter Luau party right about now. It is so cold in Davenport today that the USPS isn't delivering mail. Naturally, schools...
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Grace 2.0

As you can see, this is why the previous blog had to be redacted. Check out the surprises in this recap of our Winter Luau beach party. Here's...
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Winter Luau

Baby, it's cold outside this time of year in Davenport, IA so tomorrow, we're bringing the beach to us! We've had                                  ...
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YETI Spotted in the Wild

And they're even bigger in person than we ever could have realized... Congratulations to our YETI winners from Automation Fair 2018! Each year at...
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Happy Blue Year!

Happy New Year, everybody! Fireworks and the Times Square Ball Drop weren't the only things that lit up the night sky in New York City this holiday...
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Secret Santa

Welcome back! We hope you all had a very Merry Christmas yesterday. Last week, we celebrated Christmas at our office with the real Mr. & Mrs. Santa...
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Safety Santa

We've all heard of Secret Santa, but are you familiar with Safety Santa? Phil found these hilarious OSHA-themed Christmas comics that we couldn't...
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Automation Fair: The Journal

From Rockwell Automation's The Journal: Drew Allen, Director of Global Business Development at Grace Engineered Products, Inc., describes the new...
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OSHA Memes III

To celebrate our #GracePhotoContest coming to a close and the winners being announced on Friday, here's some pictures we do NOT want to see from the...
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Automation Fair: Recap & IIoT Debut

We said it last week and we'll say it again: To our many, many dedicated reps. To the Grace Engineered Products users. To the newcomers. And to the...
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Feeling Thankful

Happy Thanksgiving! It's one of the most wonderful times of the year and we hope you all have a great, long weekend celebrating all the good...
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Automation Fair: Behind the Scenes

Today, we are exhibiting at our industry's largest trade show event of the year. In our twentieth year, we're giving you an inside look at what goes...
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Automation Fair: 20+ Club

We're just one week away from our largest trade show event of the year! This year is a milestone for Grace as it marks our 20th anniversary as an...
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BOO!

Happy Halloween! I tried to scare you with the title, but this picture is far from intimidating. These happy faces are brought to you by our...
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Grace Photo Contest

We've officially launched our Grace Photo Contest! To qualify, jump over to our LinkedIn page and post your image(s) under the Photo Contest...
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Knowledge Base

You may have noticed a new tab at the top of our page. We're very excited to introduce you to the Grace Knowledge Base! This page consists of...
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DECLASSIFIED Webinars

We've recently made many of our monthly electrical safety webinars available to the public. In the past, these live educational training seminars...
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Believe in the Cure 2018

Phil & Jane began the Believe in the Cure charity event last year in September, which is fittingly National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. The wild...
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HUMPDAY Meet & Greet - Production Part II

Back row from left: Babette Howard, Austin Kristof, Lyle Tharp, Brett Hart, James Bond, Brandon Westendorf, Claire Coughlin. Front row from left:...
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HUMPDAY Meet & Greet - Production Part I

Back row from left: Babette Howard, Austin Kristof, Lyle Tharp, Brett Hart, James Bond, Brandon Westendorf, Claire Coughlin. Front row from left:...
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Resource Hub

If you're reading this before 2:00 PM (CDT), feel free to jump into our September Electrical Safety Webinar. They're free to attend and count...
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OSHA Memes II

We hope you all had a wonderful and SAFE Labor Day Weekend! Since the late nineteenth century, we've set aside a day specifically to celebrate our...
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GracePorts on the Move

At a recent Rockwell on the Move trade show event, Regional Sales Manager and part-time Jedi Master, Don Sparks, was interviewed by Industrial...
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OSHA Memes

Something tells me our friends, Burnie & Les, can relate to a lot of these hilarious OSHA fails. While we can revel in the humor provided by many of...
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Predictive Solutions

As many of you may know, we host monthly webinars with Certified Safety Specialists on the topics of NFPA 70E, risk reduction in electrical safety...
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Curiosity

Did you know the first song ever to be played on a foreign planet was the "Happy Birthday" song? This was performed by the Curiosity Rover on Mars...
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Double Feature

Do some of your best ideas come to you while you're in the car or on your way to work? Something about that quiet time just clears your head. That's...
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Road to Automation Fair

This year we have attended a record number of trade shows on the road to Automation Fair; our largest event of the year. Each show gives us an...
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Rebel with a Cause

Our Accounting Controller, Hana Strickler, is a #Disruptor. As part of a recent DisruptHR event presented by the MRA, an association that helps...
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How It's Made: California

If you have a Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machine handy, this step-by-step tutorial of California being carved out of wood will show you...
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Happy Birthday, America!

Happy Birthday, America! If you're actually reading this today, I have a short story for you about the brave founders of our country. Two days...
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Life on the Line

You think your job is dangerous? This lineman was working on a live power line nearby and the only way to access it above the harsh terrain was via...
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Believe You Can and You're Halfway There

Last week, the Grace gang headed up to Minneapolis to attend the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year ceremony honoring the finalists and...
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Automatic Supersonic

Something I think we all can agree on is an over-reliance on our robots, whether it's your cell phone, computer, or Roomba. It's a trend that hasn't...
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The Way of the Future

We've talked a bit about Virtual & Augmented Reality on the blog, but mostly from an entertainment perspective. Technologies like these on the near...
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Electrical Safety Month - Burnie & Les

You didn't think we were going to have an Electrical Safety Month without a cameo from Burnie & Les, did you? After so many arc flash incidents with...
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Electrical Safety Month - Ecclesiastes

Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor. If either of them falls down, one can help the other up...A cord of three...
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Electrical Safety Month - Proverbs

Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but whoever takes crooked paths will be found out. —Proverbs 10:9 As iron sharpens iron, so one person...
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Electrical Safety Month - Exodus

Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today...The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be...
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Electrical Safety Month - Genesis

In the beginning, Grace created the GracePort® and GracePESDs®. Now the GracePort® was fully customizable and provided thru-door access to control...
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ICYMI: Grace Meets IIoT with New Aquisition

DAVENPORT, Iowa—Grace Engineered Products announces the acquisition of Civionics—the creators of Percēv™ IIoT predictive sensing technology....
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The Wall Street Journal Published Us?!

Correction... I am being told it's actually Rockwell Automation's The Journal that published Phil's new article. I guess I have selective hearing...
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ESC4P3

On Monday, we had our quarterly State of Grace meeting and all I can say is what an exciting state we are in! I'm really looking forward to sharing...
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HUMPDAY: Webinars

Hope you all had a wonderful Easter Fool's Day! This is not a prank: Did you know each month we host FREE continuing education webinars on topics...
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Scavenger Hunt

Yesterday we took part in a scavenger hunt at the office creatively put together by our Executive Assistant, Joan Aude. The three teams were made up...
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HUMPDAY: Case Studies

With the help of our one and only Regional Sales Manager, Don Sparks, and collaborations with Grace Representatives, we recently published a case...
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Sad Pi Day

Today, we learned of the passing of a titan of science. Stephen Hawking died peacefully at his home in Cambridge in the early hours of Wednesday,...
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Burnie & Les Make LOTO Safer with Grace PESDs®

After so many arc flash incidents with our clumsy pal, Burnie; Les made it his life goal to find a better and safer method of performing...
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HUMPDAY - Special Report

If you missed your chance to win a drone from us at the NETA PowerTest Conference, then fear not! We will be attending Data World Center in San...
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11 Months, 3000 pictures, and a lot of coffee.

This quick stop-motion video was amazingly well done. If you watch, make sure you see it to the end! When I saw this video, I immediately thought of...
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Quality Electrical Safety Memes

I don't know where he finds this stuff, but Phil Allen regularly posts bizarre and funny pictures to his LinkedIn profile with witty captions. I...
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It's a Tide Ad

First and foremost, I wanted to provide an update on Jane. From Phil last Thursday, "She is doing GREAT!!!! Jane just got out of surgery and we met...

Restoration

Yesterday, the Grace team gathered in prayer where the word of the day was 'Restoration'. As many of you know, six years ago Jane Allen overcame...
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Grace PESD Spotlight: Flex-Mount Voltage Indicator

It may sound like an infomercial, but it's true! Grace Permanent Electrical Safety Devices® (PESDs), such as the Flex-Mount voltage indicator, now...

Java Bean

Last week, we had to say a tearful goodbye to our littlest team member with one of the biggest hearts. Java the Dachshund got to live a long life...

Obsoleting the Absence of Voltage Test?

This guy obviously didn't test for absence of voltage and his reaction is priceless! But what will the future hold for absence of voltage testing? ...

A Safer New Year

Welcome back, everybody! We hope you all had a wonderful holiday season with your families and loved ones. Many of our loved ones often have...

Think Global. Act Local.

Welcome back, everybody! We hope you all had a very Merry Christmas. For many, many years Grace has taken part in charities like Toys for Tots...

Merry Christmas!

It certainly was a Merry Christmas at Grace last Thursday for our first pre-Christmas celebration party in a few years. Because of our traveling...

Conduit Art

Some people love what they do. We recently launched an Instagram profile for our company to share fun and cool pictures from our industry and...

HUMPDAY 101

As a person with a final exam coming up for my Technical Writing course, this note I came across online hit me right in the feels! I started taking...

Tesla vs. Toyota

Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving last week! I was fortunate enough to travel to Santa Fe to celebrate with my family. While I was there,...

Listen. Think. Solve.

This year, we're thankful for all of you who came out to Automation Fair and stopped by our booth! As some of you are aware, I did not attend this...

Come Find Faults Before They Find You

If you're in Houston today for the Automation Fair, come stop by our booth (#1102 & #1103) and ask about our new GraceSense™ Hot Spot Monitor (HSM)...

Houston Automation Fair

Are you attending the Rockwell Automation Fair in Houston this year? We'll be there at booths 1102 & 1103, which are right across from one another...

#Burgergate

While we had plenty of fun and spooky characters in the office yesterday and a short power outage that made my windowless department pitch black,...

Burnie & Les Make LOTO Safer with PESDs

After so many arc flash incidents with our clumsy pal, Burnie; Les made it his life goal to find a better and safer method of performing...

Old School Cool

The Electronic Computer being unloaded is an Elliott 405 and it was the first municipal computer at the City Treasurers Department in Britain. The...

Grace Burnie & Les T-Shirts

A few weeks ago, we unveiled the (ELI5) Burnie & Les comic panel based on an Ohm's law graphic we found online. For the uninitiated, "Ohm's law states

Look for the Helpers

In times of great crisis, the true character of the human spirit emerges. Throughout all the devastation we have endured this year from hurricanes...

HUMPDAY - Career Fair Edition

We recently participated in a career fair at Iowa State University. It's kind of like the tradeshows we frequent, but instead of selling our...

Believe in the Cure

If you're not aware, September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Last week, the Grace team hosted an event to honor Dr. David Bender and...

Explain Like I'm Five

One of the coolest things to come from the internet is the popular term, "Explain Like I'm Five (ELI5)" where a discussion about anything can be...

HUMPDAY Spotlight: Don Sparks

Hope you all had a great Labor Day Weekend! Last week, our Region Sales Manager in the field, Don "The Man" Sparks, emailed me a video describing a ...

Hurricane HUMPDAY

Last week's solar eclipse was a spectacular and rare natural phenomena we could all enjoy safely with solar glasses. Since its occurrence, however,...

The Eclipse Album

Did you get an opportunity to view the solar eclipse? If not, HUMPDAY's got you covered! Just make sure you wear your glasses ( •_•)>⌐■-■ / (⌐■_■) ...

HUMPDAY Meet & Greet - Inside Sales

We've been at our new location for a little over two years now, but that's not still the only new thing around here. In addition to a new brand and...

How Buses Schooled Phil Allen on Electrical Safety

Driving to work last week, deep in thought, pondering the many reasons companies use Permanent Electrical Safety Devices (PESDs) in their electrical...

Bridgetown Bandits

Last week, we had a Grace Team outing to see our local Class A minor league baseball team, the Quad Cities River Bandits. The stunning photography...

Safety-By-Delivery

A new sales technique or just a happy accident? Each week, our sales and production teams work together seamlessly to deliver orders to our...

Philbert has the Knack

Here's an oldie, but a goodie. Dilbert is diagnosed with "the knack" at a young age. Based on the informative video above, do you think you have the...
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2037: Don't Let Your Cars Talk to Strangers

Perspective can be quite shocking when you add a pinch of time! We have been gradually gaining trust in the very things we were told to fear when we...
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Burnie & Les Make LOTO Safer with PESDs

After so many arc flash incidents with our clumsy pal, Burnie; Les made it his life goal to find a better and safer method of performing...
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Happy 4-Day Weekend!

The Fourth of July is next Tuesday which means we (and hopefully all of you reading this - otherwise... sorry!) have a four day weekend. So much...
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Have Drones Gone Too Far?

If "too far" is your nearest KFC, then yes; drones have gone too far! Guess you can forget about Amazon Drone Delivery right to your door. What if...
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Don't Forget Father's Day! - A Cautionary Tale

This last Sunday, my Grandfather was really bummed out by the end of the day. He spent the whole day working on his Austin-Healey restoration and...
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Humans Need Not Apply

Automation isn't bad; it's inevitable. It's a tool used to create abundance with little effort. We need to start thinking now about what to do when...
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Electrical Safety Month Part V

Welcome to HUMPDAY's National Electrical Safety Month special where we're taking an exclusive look at our forthcoming publication in The Journal, by...
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Electrical Safety Month Part IV

Welcome to HUMPDAY's National Electrical Safety Month special where we're taking an exclusive look at our forthcoming publication in The Journal, by...
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Electrical Safety Month Part III

Welcome to HUMPDAY's National Electrical Safety Month special where we're taking an exclusive look at our forthcoming publication in The Journal, by...
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Electrical Safety Month Part II

Welcome to HUMPDAY's National Electrical Safety Month special where we're taking an exclusive look at our forthcoming publication in The Journal, by...
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Electrical Safety Month Part I

We're kicking off National Electrical Safety Month with an exclusive look into our forthcoming publication in The Journal, by Phil Allen. If you're...
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State of Grace

Each quarter, the Grace team gets together for lunch as we take a sophisticated analysis of how Grace is performing and what our goals are for the...
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A Horse of Course

Today, I'm in Houston, Texas to see my mom compete in the National Reining Breeders Classic. She grew up riding and competing with horses and...
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National Sibling & Pet Day

If you ask Kona, every day is National Pet Day here at Grace. Two of my favorite things are my family and my dog. This week was a great reminder of...
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Like, Follow, Connect, Subscribe!

Automation, Robotics, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are all topics that I find fascinating and have covered here on the weekly blog. Earlier this...
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Introducing GraceSense™

A couple of weeks ago, I promised to deliver some big news from Grace so without further delay, I'd like to introduce you to the GraceSense™ Hot...
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Shocking News

Last week I promised we would have news on a new product from Grace, but unfortunately you're going to have to wait one more week! To tide you over...
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The Patron Saint of Engineers

Last week we had our reps in town for a (top secret) training event; the details of which will be revealed next week. With the big green holiday...
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Tacito Americano

Last week, our very own International Sales Engineer, Tacito Loschiavo, became a United States citizen. And how did he celebrate it, you may wonder?
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Reps Provide Dependability in the Field

Grace's founder and president, Phil Allen, was recently interviewed by the Agency Sales Magazine about the importance of establishing trusting...
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Grace the World

Ever since we become a global company and started shipping products around the world, our motto has been "Grace the World." As people, I believe we...
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🌙 ❤

In case you missed it, there was a Lunar Eclipse over the weekend; the first of two for 2017. It was very brief but if you managed to get a good...
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2-5-17

If you're a Falcons fan, your Super Bowl Sunday experience likely matched up with this timeline of events. A little girl took notes of her dad's...
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Work Hard, Play Hard

I'm feeling like an empty-nester this week. Most of our team is away attending a milestone ESW event hosted by IEEE for the institute's 25th...
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E.T. Drone Home

My brother works in film and just recently got a drone. Watching him fly and livestream on Facebook from his drone got me thinking about the...
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Relieve Stress with Flex-Mount Voltage Indicators

It sounds like an infomercial, but it's true! SafeSide® voltage indicators now relieve stress with trusted indication in more places. You may have...
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Retro Rockwell

As most of you are aware, we recently passed a milestone as a Rockwell Encompass Partner by attending the 25th anniversary of Automation Fair. Grace...
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Prime Time

What a prime time to be alive. Don McMillan, the engineer comedian, posted this about the new year. With that bit of mathematical optimism in mind,...
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But Wait! There's More!!

Twenty-sixteen has been one heck of a year to say the least. Let's take a look back at some of what made this year so special: I must admit, that...
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Merry Christmas & Happy Birthday!

Jesus' birthday is right around the corner, but today we have a very special birthday from our own Grace family; Drew & Ellie Allen's son, Sam,...
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Kids, Don't Try This at Home

This guy must have an abundance of spare time and has somehow survived natural selection long enough to deliver us this video: In other news, while...
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Sweet Twenty-Sixteen

What an interesting year 2016 has been. Ever wonder what our production team looks like this time of year? Here is a rough schematic of our team...
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Don't Forget Your Gear

Looks like someone got the pink PPE of shame! When I worked in construction almost ten years ago, PPE was not something we were overly concerned...
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Happy Turkey Day

Happy Thanksgiving, everybody! Last year I unintentionally took the exact same photo for our Thanksgiving lunch as I did this year. I found only one...
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Automation Fair 2016 Recap

This year, we had the honor of taking part in Rockwell Automation Fair's 25th anniversary. Grace has been with them since the beginning and it is...
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Automation Fair 2016

We are live at Automation Fair 2016 in Atlanta today! If you happen to be joining us at our biggest trade show event of the year today, please stop...
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Trick or Treat

We have a lot of characters here at the office on any given day but on Monday, we actually got to dress up as real ones! Except for the...
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The Rectifier

Popular YouTuber and engineer, Mehdi Sadaghdar (AKA ElectroBOOM), set about on a crusade yesterday to debunk a viral video claiming to have achieved...
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Stranger than Fiction

If you've been keeping up with movies and shows like Ex Machina and Westworld, you'd know that the current vision of science fiction future is one I...
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Tesla v. Edison: War of Currents Part III

Last week, we left off with What Goes Around and Edison's karma that led Tesla to building his own electric company. So I hope the cliffhanger has...
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Tesla v. Edison: War of Currents Part II

We did it, you guys. According to Variety, Benedict Cumberbatch and Michael Shannon are currently in talks to star in "The Current War" as Thomas...
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Tesla v. Edison: War of Currents Part I

In the spirit of debates, you’ve probably heard about the famous rivalry between Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison. These giants of electrical...
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Oddly Satisfying

I came across a video that gave me the same feeling of satisfaction as pressure washing a filthy car, an old brick house, or some concrete that has...
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Special Requests

I just booked my trip to Atlanta for Automation Fair 2016 and I'm pumped! During last year's event, I was a newbie at Grace and a deer in the...
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Devil's Playground

Can anyone explain what's going on here? There is a downed line wreaking havoc on a playground and around the [1:30] mark the chain link fence gets...
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Spread the Word

Today, we're hosting an electrical safety seminar in collaboration with Van Meter Industrial Electrical Supply and Rockwell Automation. The purpose...
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Rio Roundup Part III

That's a wrap on the 2016 Rio Olympics! Did you have a favorite part? It probably wasn't the whole Olympic swimmer fake robbery scandal. Ryan Lochte...
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Rio Roundup Part II

Usain Bolt may have taken home the gold in the 100 m Final, but how does he fair in a race against a Rubik's Cube? As close as that race was,...
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Rio Roundup Part I

If you're still living on planet Earth, you're likely well aware that the 2016 Olympics have begun in Rio de Janeiro. Over 200 countries from around...
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Bee Gone

I'd like to start out by apologizing for sharing this graphic image. At first glance it may appear as if an actual bee has landed on my hand, but...
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Amazing Grace Hopper

Have you ever wondered what the length of a nanosecond in circuitry looks like? My new favorite human, Rear Admiral "Amazing" Grace Hopper, did when...
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Yoga Puppy

Just as I was getting used to encountering virtual creatures in the wild, a real one appeared in our parking lot a couple days ago. I was leaving...
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Pokémon GO Outside

Pokemon GO's Daily Active Users (DAUs) are actually becoming daily active people. I would wager that in the amount of time since it's release, we've...
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The Odd Couple

The Odd Couple (1968) is about two friends trying to share an apartment, but their ideas of housekeeping and lifestyles are as different as night...
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Brexit: Resurgence

I was going for a Fourth of July theme this week, but this is pretty much what you get right now when you Google "Independence Day". That, and...
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Double Nickels

This is a really great and flattering picture I got with everybody's mouth full. Yesterday, we celebrated one cool dude's birthday; Phil Allen...
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David & Goliath

Someone jokingly mentioned that we should run over a GracePort®+ with a truck to see how durable they are. Conveniently enough, we have an employee...
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We've Got You Covered

HUMPDAY Product Spotlight: Keep people safe and assets secure with our NEW fully customizable HMI cover kit, the GracePort®+ We have a lot of fun...
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Safety-by-Design

As National Electrical Safety month came to a close yesterday, we'd like to continue the conversation because, well, we think it's a good one. So I...
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It's the Simple Joys

By now, you're probably one of the 140+ million people to have seen the viral Chewbacca Mom video. Last Thursday, Texan stay-at-home mom, Candace...
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Burnie & Les get a GracePort®

Burnie & Les are taking Electrical Safety Month seriously. Well, at least Les is. The Arc Flash Specialists purchased a convenient access port and...
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Burnie & Les Make LOTO Safer with PESDs

After so many arc flash incidents with our clumsy pal, Burnie; Les made it his life goal to find a better and safer method of performing...
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May the Fourth be with You

Have you seen these signs on the interstate? We have a few of them in the Quad Cities and I'm fairly certain the guy running them is a big Star Wars
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Hot Wheels in Real Life

I saw a short video from this event recently and my initial reaction was, "No way. That's totally fake." After a quick Google search, that turned...
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State of Grace

Every quarter, we come together for a State of Grace luncheon where we reflect on the last few months and plot our course for the next quarter....
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HumpDay Survival Guide

Fans of The Walking Dead (and tormentous big brothers) epically pranked their younger sister after her wisdom teeth surgery. Dazed and confused,...
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Stairway to Heaven

This type of arc is known appropriately as Jacob's Ladder. As described in the book of Genesis, Jacob experienced a vision of a ladder reaching...
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What is a Photocopier?

Having just wrapped on an in-house demonstration video teased in the above image, I have a newfound respect for the filming process. The video is...
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Dawn of HumpDay

I was a Batman character just about every year for Halloween in my childhood. I frequently watched episodes of the campy 1966 Adam West show,...
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The Knack

OIdie, but a goodie.  Dilbert is diagnosed with "the knack" at a young age. But will he have a normal life? No... He'll be an engineer! Looks...
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Robopocalypse

A few weeks ago, Boston Dynamics released a video showcasing their progress on the prototypes that will one day rule our planet, after the rise of...
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What's That Meme?

It's not a dream, Leo! One of the longest running internet memes has been at the expense of Leonardo DiCaprio's lack of an Oscar win. Which is a...
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The Future is Now

Can we just take a moment to appreciate the gentleman in the center of this photograph displaying the most impressive frown I've ever seen? Never...
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Orange You Glad I Didn't Say Banana?

So there was this man in Bulgaria who drove a train for a living. He loved his job, driving a train had been his dream ever since he was a child. He...

Puppy-Monkey-Baby

Hey guys, thoughts and prayers would be very much appreciated for the birth of Tacito & Meagen's baby to commence. It's getting to be about that...

Hey Look! We're on TV!

Unless you're buying corn at your local supermarket (Not potatoes! That's Idaho, and yes, that mistake is made quite often), you probably don't give...

Rap Battle for Knowledge

"Duude — to be clear: Being five centuries regressed in your reasoning doesn’t mean we all can’t still like your music" tweeted astrophysicist and...

DAD Savings & Loan

We're mere days away from our third and final baby to be delivered. If you recall from the Baby Shower Trio, our International Sales Engineer,...

Who Wants to be a Billionaire?

You can't win if you don't play! And if you are playing, the odds of you winning the Powerball are 1 in 292 million. That's a whopping .000000003%...

Sweet '16

New Year, New Grace. A lot can happen in a year. The above photo was taken at our former location in September of 2014.Through planning,...

Happy New Year

While 2015 was the year of Back to the Future II and the Hoverboard, we didn't quite get everything we were promised. Technically, we got...

Tis the Season

The Allens received a bundle of joy this holiday season in the form of 8 pounds and 20 inches. Samuel Breese Allen came into the world at 8:04 pm on...