Is Your Electrical Safety Program Compliant?

In our upcoming webinar, Terry Becker, P.Eng., CESCP, & IEEE Member, will help you...
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GracePort USB-C Charging Station

Today, we are sad to share the news that our best office boy, Kona, has passed. Kona has ridden shotgun to work with our Founder & Chairman of the...
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Defending Critical Infrastructure from Cyber/Physical Attacks

This month for the first time, we have partnered with Atumcell Group to deliver...
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NEW GracePESDs 1000V Lockout/Tagout Applications

Our new Safe-Test Point™ can test up to 1000 VAC/VDC and can be installed to...
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How GracePESDs can Mitigate Electrical Safety Risks in Mining

Last week, we took a deep dive into the mining industry and the risks it poses to...
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Why Mining is One of the Most Dangerous Industries for Electrical Safety

Mining workers often face unique electrical hazards compared to most industries...
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Burnie & Les Install a Voltage Presence LED Indicator

Permanent Electrical Safety Devices (PESDs) greatly assist with a safer, smarter,...
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How GracePESDs Enhance Compliance to NFPA 70E

One of the most innovative product lines that Grace Technologies manufactures...
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A Burnie & Les Guide to Customizing Your GracePort

After reading our GracePort® eBook about how to make Industrial Control Panels...
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The ROI for Augmenting Your Electrical Safety Program

You may be required to maintain or participate in an Electrical Safety Program...
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Improve Your Electrical Safety with this EZ Installation

The Voltage Test Station (VTS) has been making absence of voltage testing safer and...
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The IP68-Rated GracePort USB/Ethernet Connector

GracePort® panel interface connectors improve task productivity by 90%. In a normal...
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Switchgear Monitoring: Find Faults Before They Find You!

Many facilities around the world operate under Reactive Maintenance or...
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GracePort: The Origin of PLC Safety & Productivity

About 30 years ago, while working on a friction welder retrofit project, a family...
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How to Improve Safety for Medium Voltage Applications

Our Permanent Electrical Safety Devices (PESDs) include an indicator for medium voltage application with the medium voltage indicator (R-1V). This...
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Fiber Optic Voltage Indication Features & Benefits

Voltage indicators greatly assist task-qualified personnel with improved productivity and reduced risk while performing mechanical and electrical...
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How PESDs bring Voltage Presence Indication to More Places

Permanent Electrical Safety Devices (PESDs) include voltage indicators that are...
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Why Choose PESDs for Absence of Voltage Testing?

I've had the privilege of attending many of our larger trade shows over the years and...
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GracePort® Worldwide

It's clear Burnie doesn't get out much. On their first trip to install a GracePort abroad, he just assumed power outlets worked the same all...
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The ROI of IIOT: Safety & Productivity Benefits

IIoT promises to reduce downtime, especially in the 24/7 industrial world. In most industrial verticals, downtime can be incredibly costly; about...
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4 Easy Methods to Improve Your Electrical Safety Program

You may be required to maintain or participate in an Electrical Safety Program within your organization. Whether you're new to the program or a...
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NEW 1000 VAC/VDC Safe-Test Point™

Today, we're excited to announce the launch of a 1000V Safe-Test Point; the newest addition to our GracePESDs product line. This absence of voltage...
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Manufacturing Rep Meeting 2022

Happy HUMPDAY and May the Fourth be with you! Last week, we hosted a two-day Manufacturing Rep Meeting event at our facility in Davenport, IA. It...
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2021 Product of the Year Winner: Safe-Test Point™

We're very pleased to announce that the GracePESDs® 5-Wire Safe-Test Point™ has taken the GOLD award in the Safety & Security category of Plant...
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How to Avoid Substantial Losses with Predictive Maintenance IIoT Technology

Equipment uptime directly impacts plant productivity and output. An unplanned shutdown due to the failure of improperly maintained equipment is...
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How Food & Beverage Companies Can Upgrade Their Electrical Safety Programs

How fast-paced work environments and reactive maintenance lead to a higher rate of injuries and OSHA violations, and the role training plays. Today...
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The Cost of Protecting Human Machine Interfaces

The Human Machine Interface (HMI) market was valued at $4.3 billion in 2020 and is projected to reach $5.6 billion. As more companies are adopting...
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GracePort: Have it Your Way!

What makes a GracePort panel interface connector different is YOU. Did you know we offer a quick fully customizable assembly and delivery within...
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How Grace Technologies Brings Expertise to Your Maintenance Program

What makes us the experts? A team of curious innovators at the top of their game working together to bring you top-of-the-line solutions for safety...
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How the Voltage Test Station Improved Electrical Safety at a Metal Casting Facility

To prep for next week's webinar, let's talk about why a metal casting facility chose the Voltage Test Station (VTS) to solve their absence of...
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Enhance Your Electrical Safety Program with a Voltage Indicator for Every Application

Last week, we talked about how to make Absence of Voltage Testing safer and more productive with the GracePESDs® Safe-Test Point™ and Voltage Test...
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How to Make Absence of Voltage Testing Safer & More Productive

One of the most innovative product lines that Grace Technologies manufacturers are Permanent Electrical Safety Devices (PESDs). These devices have...
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Upcoming Events for 2022 Trade Shows

I like when our weekly blog lands on a holiday, but sadly we missed it by one day this week. So on today's unremarkable date of 2/23/22, let's make...
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Burnie & Les: European Vacation 2

Toward the end of their journey, our partners at Electrical Safety & Instrumentation Specialists (ESIS) in Ireland recommended that Burnie & Les...
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Burnie & Les: European Vacation

We recently collaborated with our partners at Electrical Safety & Instrumentation Specialists (ESIS) in Ireland to give our pals, Burnie & Les a...
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A Better Way to Predict the Future?

[Note from Nick]: Hey everybody! As a special treat, I’ve turned over the keys to the blog this week to our CTO, Andy Zimmerman. Enjoy! I want you...
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OSHA's 2021 Top Electrical Safety Violations: Energy Control Program

Continuing our analysis of the 2021 top five most-cited violations for Lockout/Tagout (LOTO), we're now down to number four; Energy Control...
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OSHA's 2021 Top Electrical Safety Violations: Energy Control Procedure

The number one most cited violation for Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) in OSHA's 2021 top ten list is Energy Control Procedure. According to OSHA, "The...
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OSHA's 2021 Top Electrical Safety Violations: Training & Communication

Training & Communication ranked second among the top three most cited OSHA violations for Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) in 2021. In this segment of OSHA's...
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OSHA's 2021 Top Electrical Safety Violations: Periodic Inspections

Periodic Inspections ranked third among the top three most cited OSHA violations for Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) in 2021. In this segment of OSHA's Top...
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OSHA Top 10 Violations for 2021

As we are rapidly approaching the New Year, let's take a look back at safety in the year of 2021. At the end of each year, the Occupational Health &...
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Secret Santa 2021

Last week, we celebrated Christmas and held our annual Secret Santa gift exchange. There's no better way to celebrate this time of year with our...
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Burnie & Les Customize a GracePort®

After reading our GracePort® eBook about how to make Industrial Control Panels (ICPs) safer, smarter, and more productive, Les learned that Grace's...
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Burnie & Les Install a Voltage Presence Indicator

Permanent Electrical Safety Devices (PESDs) greatly assist with a safer, smarter, and more productive Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) procedure. But how and...
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Burnie & Les Get a Hot Spot Monitor

Many facilities around the world operate under Reactive Maintenance or Run-to-Failure Scenarios. In this strategy, we wait for the asset to fail...
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Chef Executive Officer

This comic is based on a true story. As you celebrate turkey day tomorrow, please do NOT try this at home! In his more eccentric experimental...
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Grace @ Automation Fair 2021 Recap

After a very productive first day of the Grace team assembling our booth (that was only mildly hindered by an anxiety-ridden late delivery of our...
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Grace Technologies @ Automation Fair 2021

Today, we are live at Automation Fair for the first time since 2019's event in Chicago! If you're in town, we hope you're able to stop by to meet...
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How to Attend our Product & Technology Session at Automation Fair

Next week, we'll be live in Houston, TX for Automation Fair 2021! If you're attending the show in person, stop by Booth #2206 right next to...
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Top 10 Reasons to see Grace at Automation Fair 2021

Rockwell Automation recently sent out a new invitation to this year's Automation Fair in Houston, with a Top 10 list of reasons to attend. This...
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NEW Knockout Voltage Test Station

The Voltage Test Station (VTS) has been making absence of voltage testing safer and more productive for years, and now a new design is available...
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Designing Your Reliability Journey

Employers are responsible for providing a safe and reliable workplace, but everyone is responsible for upholding the integrity of the workplace...
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How IIoT is Making Maintenance Safer, Smarter, & More Productive

Equipment uptime directly impacts plant productivity and output. An unplanned shutdown due to failure of improperly maintained equipment is among...
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How to Make Industrial Control Panels Safer, Smarter, & More Productive

"Most facilities have robust safety programs, Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) procedures, and PPE in place to mitigate hazards while performing maintenance...
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How to Perform a Safer, Smarter, & More Productive LOTO Procedure

Failure to perform proper mechanical or electrical Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) can lead to electrocution, electrical shock, arc-flash, and other hazards....
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Top Workplace 2021

In our 30th year of operation, we are excited to announce that for the fourth consecutive year, we have been awarded by the Des Moines Register the...
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We're Here, We're There, We're Everywhere!

Much like our products, Grace Technologies is all about making connections. Since the pandemic began, we've found many ways to safely connect with...
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Believe in the Cure 2021: Get Fit for Ovarian Cancer Research

Today is the first day of September and in recognition of Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, the Believe in the Cure charity foundation is hosting a...
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Augmenting Assets with IIoT Technology

IIoT promises to reduce downtime, especially in the 24/7 industrial world. In most industrial verticals, downtime can be incredibly costly; about...
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Let Voltage Indicators Light the Way to Safer LOTO Procedures

Permanent Electrical Safety Devices (PESDs) greatly assist with a safer, smarter, and more productive Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) procedure. But how and...
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Update on Voltage Portal PESDs

About GracePESDs®Voltage Portals Grace’s voltage portals are Permanent Electrical Safety Devices (PESDs) that provide task-qualified personnel the...
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How to Create a Legacy for Your Maintenance Team

Through a data-driven approach, organizations can efficiently integrate future generations of skilled maintenance personnel by equipping them with...
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Solving the IIoT Integration Problem

Last year, during Rockwell's Automation Fair at Home, Dr. Andy Zimmerman, CTO of Grace Technologies, presented the most attended session of the...
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Why the Voltage Test Station is "Worth Every Cent!"

After installing and using this device over the past several weeks, all I can say is that this device is exponentially worth every cent, just in...
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The Impact of Digital Transformation on Safety Culture

Most workplace injuries occur during Reactive Maintenance. A proactive approach with IIoT optimization provides a safer and more productive method...
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Top 3 Methods to Improve Your Electrical Safety Program

You may be required to maintain or participate in an Electrical Safety Program within your organization. Whether you're new to the program or a...
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Join the Electrical Safety Conversation

Next week, we will be hosting one of our most popular formats for our monthly webinars. The experts are coming together for another Electrical...
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Safer Absence of Voltage Testing with the Voltage Test Station

Permanent Electrical Safety Device (PESD) users have reported an increase in safety and productivity when using them to test for absence of...
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Invisible Injuries and Long Term Consequences of Electric Shock

John Knoll is a former Master Electrician and Professional Electrical Contractor. At 22, Knoll founded an electrical contracting company and grew...
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Are Your Critical Assets Keeping You up at Night?

Why Should You Continuously & Remotely Monitor Vibration? Many facilities around the world operate under Reactive Maintenance or Run-to-Failure...
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Predict, Prevent, Prevail

Leading indicators of critical asset failure typically depend on the type of equipment and can include changes in things like vibration, heat, power...
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High Voltage: A Personal Journey with Curtis Weber

To close out Electrical Safety Month, we have been working with Workplace Safety Culture Expert, Curtis Weber, for several months to arrange a...
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Safer, Smarter, & More Productive Electrical Maintenance

Temperature on critical assets is typically monitored through periodic inspections that occur just a few times throughout the year on average. These...
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Analysis of Electrical Safety in the Food & Beverage Industry

Learn how a fast-paced work environment and reactive maintenance leads to a higher rate of injuries and OSHA violations, and the role training plays.
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Cinco de National Electrical Safety Month

Happy Cinco de Mayo! That means we're five days into National Electrical Safety Month. During the month of May, the non-profit organization,...
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GraceSense™ Wins 2020 Product of the Year Recognition!

We're very pleased to announce that the GraceSense™ ControlGate™ has taken the BRONZE in Plant Engineering's 2020 Product of the Year program! This...
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2020 OSHA Top 10 Most Cited Violations

Last month, the official OSHA Top 10 Violations for 2020 were published after an understandable delay not unlike what we had all grown accustomed...
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Four Steps to Improve Safety & Reliability

  The best way to catch something in the act is to be watching at all times. Routine thermography inspections on critical equipment, such as MCCs...
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Top Three Common Mistakes for Control of Hazardous Energy

The last reported OSHA Top 10 violations was in 2019 where the LOTO Standard 29 CFR 1910.147 “Control of Hazardous Energy” placed fourth in OSHA’s...
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Team Believe Update

TEAM BELIEVE UPDATE: We've been praying hard, He's been watching over, and SHE has been FIGHTING! Last week, Jane Allen provided an update about her...
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Top 10 Electrical Failures By Cause

"Electrical system breakdowns are a leading cause of equipment and business interruption losses. It’s a growing problem and the losses can be...
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Top 10 Tips to Make ICPs Safer and More Productive

"Most facilities have robust safety programs, Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) procedures, and PPE in place tomitigate hazards while performing maintenance...
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Our High Tech Collaboration with Iowa State University

Grace Technologies is "Collaborating to Predict Machine Failure" with Iowa State University's Center for Industrial Research and Service. In a recent...
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Find Electrical Faults Before They Find You

The best way to catch something in the act is to be watching at all times. Routine thermography inspections on critical equipment, such as MCCs and...
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Top Five NFPA 70E Changes

As Grace Technologies Founder & Chairman, Phil Allen, once said, "Safety is the reduction of risk, not the absence of risk." Every three years, NFPA...
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GraceSense: Prediction vs. Reaction

Many facilities around the world operate under Reactive Maintenance or Run-to-Failure Scenarios. In this strategy, we wait for the asset to fail...
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GracePort: Inside and Out

GracePorts relocate a panel’s communication ports from PLCs, Industrial computers and VFDs, from inside the panel to the outside so you can easily...
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GracePESDs: The "Blinky Lights"

It’s no secret that our Permanent Electrical Safety Devices (PESDs) greatly assist with a more safer, smarter, and more Lockout/Tagout (LOTO)...
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How to Achieve Higher Workplace Safety and Productivity Standards

No task is so urgent it cannot be done safely and reliably because any injury or equipment failure is preventable. Employers are responsible for...
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GracePort: We'll Build Exactly What You Need

No more, no less than what you need. We've got your panel interface connector needs covered! And when you need a massive variety, we've got that...
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The Next Generation of Grace

We're very excited to kick off this year with a very special announcement: Drew Allen is now President & CEO of Grace Technologies! After 30 years...
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Assessing Your Electrical Safety Program

You may be required to maintain or participate in an Electrical Safety Program within your organization. Whether you're new to the program or a...
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OSHA Top 10: Looking Back at Safety in 2020

The official report may be delayed, but risk is still as relevant as ever. Each year, safety conscious employers depend on the OSHA Top 10 Most...
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We Wish You a Merry Christmas!

From all of us at Grace Technologies, including Burnie and Les, we wish you a Merry Christmas! I hope you will all be able to gather safely where...
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Electrical Safety-By-Design: Presence of Voltage LED Indicators

Failure to perform proper mechanical or electrical Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) can lead to electrocution, electrical shock, arc-flash, and other hazards....
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Absence of Voltage Testing with GracePESDs

One of the most innovative product lines that Grace Technologies manufacturers are Permanent Electrical Safety Devices (PESDs). These devices have...
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VOTE: Plant Engineering 2020 Product of the Year

Our GraceSense™ ControlGate was entered into the Plant Engineering 2020 Product of the Year awards program and has officially been nominated as a...
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THANK YOU!

It's a beloved tradition around here to gather the entire Grace Team around the table each year for a Thanksgiving feast. Sadly, like almost...
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Burnie & Les Road Trip to Automation Fair (at Home)

If you haven't registered already, registration is still open for Automation Fair at Home. It's free to attend and the virtual experience is an...
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Introducing the Grace Expert Network

We're very excited to share with you a brand new development at Grace Technologies and the next leap in our journey for making maintenance safer,...
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Verifying Presence of Voltage with GracePESDs

How Voltage Indicators Help to Safely and Productivity Verify Presence of Voltage It’s no secret that our Permanent Electrical Safety Devices (PESDs)...
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GracePort LIVE

On Monday, we held a live stream on our social media channels. The good thing about our live streams is that if you can't make it, we save them all...
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Manufacturing Leader

A little over a week ago, we held a socially distanced watch party for the Manufacturing Leadership Awards Gala that we were meant to attend in...
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Virtual Event: Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals 2020

We will be attending the virtual event for the Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP) 28th Annual Conference next week! Stop...
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Life Before and After a Hot Spot Monitor

Reactive Maintenance vs. Predictive Maintenance Many facilities around the world operate under Reactive Maintenance or Run-to-Failure Scenarios....
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EPLAN: Efficient Engineering with Grace Technologies

Did you know we have products featured on EPLAN? Nearly two hundred products are listed for our GracePort panel interface connectors and...
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Benefits Beyond Compliance

Electrical Safety-By-Design You may be required to maintain or participate in an Electrical Safety Program within your organization. Whether...
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Top Workplace 2020

Top Workplace 2020 Last week, it was our honor at Grace Technologies to be recognized by The Des Moines Register as a Top Work Place for 2020....
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Cover Your Assets

The Ultimate HMI Cover Kit Protection For the ultimate Human Machine Interface (HMI) protection, we've got you covered! Because HMIs can be found...
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A Proactive Approach to Electrical Maintenance

At Grace, reliability and electrical safety is not just our business; it's our mission. When your mission is to minimize downtime, our GraceSense...
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Grace Internships 2020

Grace Internships 2020 This summer, we had the privilege of employing incredibly bright engineering students with internships at Grace...
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Manufacturing Leadership Awards Winner!

Grace Technologies has been recognized as a Manufacturing Leadership Awards winner for its outstanding achievement in three categories:...
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Davenport Derecho

We're Safe & Sound! Just Trying to Get the Lights Back On... Update on the Derecho Storm: After what I can definitively say has been a bizarre...
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An Introduction to Vibration Analysis

An Introduction to Vibration Analysis Vibration analysis starts with defining a series of potential faults. The series of faults are then logically...
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Taking a Look at IIoT Beyond the Buzz

What Role Can IIoT Play For You? Hot off the presses, we have a couple of brand new articles from two of the brilliant minds behind our GraceSense™
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How GracePESDs Indicate Presence of Voltage

GracePESDs Role in Electrical Safety It’s no secret that our Permanent Electrical Safety Devices (PESDs) greatly assist with a more productive and...
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New GracePort Technology

Our line of GracePort panel interface connectors launched over two decades ago and has consistently evolved in its customization capabilities...
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How Companies Can Improve Their Electrical Safety Programs Today

This year, we've taken an in-depth analysis of the problems that exist today in electrical safety programs. Taking a look at the past, present, and...
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How the Founding Fathers Declared Independence

Happy Birthday, America! If you're reading this today on July 1, I have a short story for you about the brave founders of our country. Almost 244...
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Keeping in Touch

Things are slowly starting to open back up, but the world is still far more inaccessible than we remember it. We'll get there, but for now, how are...
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Always be on the Safe Side when Controlling Hazardous Energy with PESDs

One of the most innovative product lines that Grace Technologies manufacturers are Permanent Electrical Safety Devices (PESDs). These devices have...
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Visit our #ROKLive Virtual Booth!

Are you attending the ROKLive Virtual Event today? From Rockwell: "Experience the future of industrial digital transformation - safely and securely...
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GracePESDs | Analyzing Risks & Safety Solutions

Absence of Voltage Testing is a hot topic among safety experts and electrical safety product manufacturers right now. This comes in the wake of a...
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Memorial (Hump)Day

We hope you all had a great Memorial Day weekend. It's a more difficult time than ever to come together to honor and celebrate the lives of those...
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Happy Birthday Parade

We've been doing a great job of maintaining health and safety for our team by social distancing and working remotely. So great, in fact, that many...
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National Electrical Safety Month Events

May is our favorite month of the year for two reasons: First and foremost, please join us in wishing Jane Allen a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY! It's not...
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New Name. Same Great Products and Services.

We hope you all had a very happy Cinco de Stay-at-Home! As many of you may already know, May is not only the best month for margaritas, it's also...
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Streaming LIVE on a Platform Near You

In these strange and uncertain times, adaptation is not only the key to thriving, but also necessary to obtain what we've all been missing most;...
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Top 3 Methods to Maintain a High-Performance Electrical Safety Program

You may be required to maintain or participate in an Electrical Safety Program within your organization. Whether you're new to the program or a...
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The Show Must Go On (Remotely)

We sincerely hope you are all safe and doing well in these trying times. Even though we're all far from each other, we're still working closely...
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Introducing SafeSide Face Shields for the Frontline

If you're looking for some good news, you've come to the right place. These days the news can be a scary place to visit but out of every crisis...
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Factory Futurist Podcast

There's not a more important time to be looking toward the future; a future that will largely be shaped by what we do right now. Since before our...
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OSHA's Top 10 - Application Control

This is the final addition to our analysis of OSHA's Top 10 Most Cited LOTO Violations. Thanks for reading and I hope this information has been...
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OSHA's Top 10 - Energy Control Program

Before we jump into our continuation of OSHA's Top 10 Most Cited LOTO Violations, we have an important update regarding our ongoing operations: We...
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OSHA's Top 10 - Periodic Inspection

We're near the end of our coverage for OSHA's Top 10 Most Cited Violations 2019. In this segment of OSHA's Top 10 Most Cited Violations, we're...
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OSHA's Top 10 - Training & Communication

This week, we're continuing our breakdown of the 2019 OSHA's Top 10 Most Cited Violations List. Of the 2,975 total Control of Hazardous Energy...
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OSHA's Top 10 - Energy Control Procedure

Last week, we examined Lockout/Tagout's #4 placement on OSHA's Top 10 Most Cited Violations List. Of the 2,975 total Control of Hazardous Energy...
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OSHA's Top 10 Most Cited Violations

Despite preventing an estimated 120 fatalities and 50,000 injuries each year, Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) procedures account for one of the most cited...
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Are You Suffering from PESD?

You or a loved one may be suffering from a lack of GracePESDs but the internet has been abuzz about a very different PESD this past week. Phil gets...
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HUMPDAY LIV

We hope you all enjoyed Super Bowl LIV on Sunday! Technically, if our blog had a Roman Numeral attached to it, this would be somewhere in the...
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PPE & Y-O-U

Selection & Use of PPE Last week, we held a webinar on the subject of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), hosted by Charles Miller, Master...
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LOTO with Electrical Safety-By-Design

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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Is Electrical Safety-By-Design Gaining Momentum?

Charles Miller is a National Electrical Code (NEC) Expert, Master Electrician, & Talk Show Host. He's also the host of our next monthly talk show...
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As Seen in The JOURNAL

Hope you all had a very Happy New Year celebration last week. In case you missed it, we wished you a "Burnie" Christmas and a "Les" hazardous New...
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A "Les" Hazardous New Year

We hope your New Year starts off with a bang, but not the type Burnie & Les are recovering from. As we begin this new decade, let's pray for better...
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We Wish You a "Burnie" Christmas!

Merry Christmas, everyone! Even though our offices are closed, the blog must go on. We hope your home and Christmas tree are as bright as Burnie is...
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Believe in the Cure: Ugly Christmas Sweater Edition

Last week, we had ugly Christmas Sweater Day and made candy for the Ovarian Cancer Research team at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics on...
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Product of the Year Finalist

We submitted our GraceSense Vibration & Temperature Node to the Plant Engineering 2019 Product of the Year program and we're very excited to...
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Grace Recognition Awards

Each year on the eve of Automation Fair, we host a recognition dinner honoring our sales representatives. It's a ritual we do to get everyone pumped...
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Zappy Thanksgiving!!

This comic is actually based on a true story. Benjamin Franklin killed a turkey by electrical shock, roasted it using his proprietary electrical...
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Behind the Scenes: Automation Fair

Today, we're live at Automation Fair, so naturally I won't be able to share with you all photos of our booth and our amazing staff in action. But in...
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Countdown to Automation Fair

We're just one week away from our largest trade show event of the year! Each year, it's a long road to Automation Fair where we prepare to debut new...
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Here Come the Men in Black (& PPE)

Last Thursday, our office was one of the safest places in the galaxy when the Men in Black arrived on Halloween Day. Between them and the many...
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Don't Let Risk Spook You

Boo! "Find faults before they find you" is kind of a scary message but sometimes the truth can be more frightening than relieving. One of the...
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Live Electrical Panel

A live electrical panel sounds potentially dangerous unless it happens to actually be a panel of electrical safety experts answering your questions...
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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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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...