A Legacy of Grace: In Loving Memory of Jane Allen

We are deeply saddened to share the news of the passing of Jane Allen. Jane was the wife of Phil Allen (Founder & Chairman of the Board), mother of...
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The 7 Steps in a LOTO Procedure: What are They and How Do They Work?

Unlocking Safety and Compliance: The Essential Guide to LOTO and PESDs In the realm...
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Exploring Panel Interface Connectors: Advantages, Applications, and Customization

As the realm of industrial automation grows more complex, the tools we rely upon to...
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Voltage Presence Verification vs. Absence of Voltage Testing in LOTO

Maximizing Electrical Safety and Productivity: The Crucial Role of PESDs in LOTO...
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Top 10 Arc Flash Mitigation Strategies for Electricians and Safety-Conscious Employers

In the complex and hazard-prone environment of industrial settings, arc flash stands out as a...
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Enhancing ICP Safety and Efficiency: The Role of Panel Interface Connectors

In the realm of industrial automation, Industrial Control Panels (ICPs) and ...
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Top 5 OSHA Violations for LOTO: Mastering Compliance in 2024

As we enter 2024, reflecting on the lessons learned from OSHA’s 2023 Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) violations is crucial. These violations are not just...
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Has Your Electrical Safety Program Been Naughty or Nice This Year?

Christmas may be over but like Santa, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is always watching. OSHA recently announced its list...
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How AI is Revolutionizing Industrial Predictive Maintenance

Navigating the Maintenance Maze Without AI Remember when we used to print out MapQuest directions for a road trip? I'm also old enough to remember...
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NFPA 70E 2024 Changes: Your Guide to Staying Ahead

As we welcome 2024, it's more important than ever to stay current with the evolving landscape of electrical safety standards. With significant...
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From GracePort to Global Impact: The Evolution of Grace Technologies

Pioneering Safety, One Innovation at a Time Grace's journey from its humble beginnings to its current status as an innovator in industrial safety and...
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10,000 ChekVolts Strong: Celebrating a Milestone in Innovation and Safety

10,000 ChekVolts Strong: Celebrating a Milestone in Innovation and Safety We're...
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The Dos & Don'ts of Turkey Frying - A Cautionary Tale

Well, that's one way to fry a turkey... We learned a lot of great things about electricity from Benjamin Franklin, but some bright ideas are better...
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Introducing 6 NEW Breakthrough Innovations from Grace

Last week at Automation Fair 2023 in Boston, we had the opportunity to connect with...
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Automation Fair 2023: Live from Boston!

We are currently LIVE at Automation Fair 2023 in Boston! If you're in town, stop by booth #1628 and see all of the latest innovations from Grace...
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It's Off to Work We Go (Costume Contest Edition)

Halloween at Grace Technologies was not just another day, but a creative spectacle! Our teams outdid themselves with costumes that were a vibrant...
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10 Top Reasons to Visit Grace Technologies at Automation Fair 2023

Automation Fair 2023 in Boston is set to be a landmark event for industry...
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7 Key Reasons to Stay Updated with NFPA 70E Changes

In today's rapidly evolving technological world, staying informed about the latest...
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Safeguarding Operations with the Flex-Mount Voltage Indicator

Understanding the Flex-Mount The Flex-Mount Voltage Indicator is a key tool in...
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Harvesting Energy to Power Industrial Innovation

In an era where industries ardently pursue sustainability and efficiency, the...
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Elevating Safety and Productivity: The GracePort Revolution

Navigating the World of PLC Programming and ICP Access In the dynamic landscape of...
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Maximizing ROI through Digital Transformation

The Crucial Role of Continuous Thermal Monitoring Gone are the days when businesses...
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Leveraging Summer Shutdowns for Digital Transformation

The Power of Medium Voltage Continuous Thermal Monitoring As summer gradually comes...
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Enhancing Reliability with Medium Voltage Continuous Thermal Monitoring

Unplanned downtime, particularly due to breaker failures and overheating of...
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Empowering Industries through Predictive Maintenance: Success Stories

Transformative Success Stories: How GraceSense™ Solutions Revolutionized Automotive...
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How Panel Interface Connectors Transform Industrial Safety

As the realm of industrial automation grows more complex, the tools we rely upon to...
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Bridging Innovation & Support: Our New Venture with Maple Studios

Today marks a special day for all of us at Grace Technologies, and we are excited to share some wonderful news with you! We're always looking for...
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Elevating Our Commitment to Quality: Grace is Now ISO Certified!

We are thrilled to share a significant development with you. At Grace Technologies, we have always prided ourselves on offering exceptional quality...
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GracePort: Safety, Efficiency, and Customization for Your ICPs

Harnessing the Power of GracePort: Safety, Efficiency, and Customization for Your Industrial Control...
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Introducing Foreman XAI and the Future of Digital Transformation

In the rapidly evolving digital landscape, staying ahead means constantly...
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GraceSense Predictive Maintenance System Hardware and Software Overview

In today's fast-paced industrial landscape, maximizing equipment uptime and...
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Celebrating Innovation and Community

Empowering the Next Generation: Our Exceptional Experience with Girl Scouts Robotics Day At Grace Technologies, we believe that our role in the...
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How GraceSense™ is Preventing Unplanned Downtime for Automotive Manufacturing

A manufacturer of automotive structural metal components and assemblies sought out...
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Introducing Perpetua® by Grace

As a prominent industrial IoT solutions provider, we're thrilled to announce the successful acquisition of Perpetua Power Source Technologies, a...
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How Predictive Maintenance and IIoT is Revolutionizing Material Handling

Material handling involves the short-distance transportation of materials within...
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How GraceSense is Empowering Safety-Centric Predictive Maintenance

The Power of IIoT Technology with Safety by Design In industrial settings, safety...
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What is a Continuous Vibration Monitor?

What Is the Main Function of a Continuous Vibration Monitor? In industries where equipment failure...
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A Safer Tomorrow: The Path Forward after Electrical Safety Month

Advancing Electrical Safety: Workplace Safety, PESDs, and Predictive Maintenance As...
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Enhanced Electrical Safety: Compliance, Risk Mitigation, and ROI

Electrical safety is paramount in any workplace, and adherence to regulations such...
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Enhancing Electrical Safety in Water/Wastewater Industry

This week, in honor of National Electrical Safety Month, we are shedding light on...
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Top 5 Strategies to Prevent OSHA Citations for LOTO and Enhance Safety

In the realm of workplace safety, few measures are as crucial as Lockout/Tagout...
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Top 5 Electrical Safety and Lockout/Tagout Practices for a Safe Workplace

It's May and that means it's time to observe National Electrical Safety Month! This...
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Arc Flash and Electrical Safety: Compliance and Best Practices

Electrical safety is of paramount importance in the workplace, and it is crucial for electrical maintenance personnel to have a clear understanding...
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Industry Highlight: Mining Electrical Safety

Mining workers often face unique electrical hazards such as dust and gases...
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ChekVolt® is a Finalist for the 2023 Manufacturing Leadership Awards

We're very excited to share that the ChekVolt has become a finalist for the 2023...
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How to Take the First Steps in Your Reliability Journey

Employers are responsible for providing a safe and reliable workplace, but...
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ChekVolt: Engineering a LOTO PESD with Safety by Design

The concept of safety by design has been a part of Grace since the very beginning....
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Grace is Exhibiting at #ProMat2023!

ProMat is the leading manufacturing, distribution, and supply chain exposition where industry-leading innovators showcase the best solutions and...
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How IIoT is Preventing Costly Downtime and Ensuring Safety

How GraceSense's IIoT Technology is Revolutionizing Equipment Monitoring for...
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How to Mitigate Electrical Safety Risks in Mining and Water/Wastewater Industries

The primary driver for installing GracePESDs® is safety, although, along the way...
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Lockout/Tagout Absence of Voltage Testing with Safety by Design

One of the most innovative product lines that Grace Technologies manufactures are...
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Benefits of Continuous Thermal Monitoring: How Hot is Your Critical Equipment?

Next week, we will be hosting a webinar with Grace's Industry Strategy Director,...
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How to Maximize Production and Profits with IIoT

Equipment uptime directly impacts plant productivity and output. An unplanned shutdown due to the...
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Cast Your Vote! We're Nominated for the 2023 Product of the Year Awards

We're excited to share the news with you that we've been nominated for the Plant Engineering 2023 Product of the Year program! According to Plant...
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Why IIoT Adoption is Growing in Water & Wastewater Treatment Plants

The global utility market size of IIoT reached $29.6 billion in 2019 and is...
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Benefits of Remote & Continuous Vibration Monitoring

You're invited to join us on Tuesday, January 31 for our next FREE webinar: "IIoT or PLC Vibration Monitoring: Which is Right for You?" Our...
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How IIoT Advances Safety & Productivity in Material Handling Conveyor Systems

Material handling involves the short-distance transportation of materials within...
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Upgrade Your Electrical Safety Program and Reduce LOTO Procedure Times

Performing Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) safely requires the answer to one question; is...
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Maximizing ROI with IIoT and Wireless Condition Monitoring

IIoT promises to reduce downtime, especially in the 24/7 industrial world. In most...
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How to Avoid These Most Cited OSHA Violations for LOTO in 2023

The results are in and this year's OSHA top 10 most cited violations have been published. As we close out the year, learn why Lockout/Tagout (LOTO)...
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Stuff Your Stockings with These New Innovations from Grace

Wishing you all a very safe and Merry Christmas this weekend! Our offices will be closed on Friday, December 23 and Monday, December 26. But before...
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How You Can Become Safer, Smarter, & More Productive in 2023

Christmas is right around the corner and now's your chance to get some stocking stuffers. Right now we're offering FREE product samples of our new...
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Introducing ChekVolt: Voltage Presence? Chek. Voltage Absence? Chek.

Christmas has come early at Grace this year! We're excited to announce the NEW...
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How to Start Your Maintenance Program's Digital Journey

There's no better time than the present to take a look at your end-of-year budget...
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Happy Gracegiving!

Wishing you all a very ZAPPY THANKSGIVING this weekend! Our offices will be closed tomorrow and Friday to celebrate the holidays. We'll be...
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LIVE from Chicago, it's Automation Fair!

Get a virtual and behind-the-scenes look at our Automation Fair display and be sure to stop by Booth #327 if you're in town! We're excited to be...
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Automation Fair 2022: It's All Going In

When I was growing up, my grandparents had a house on the Mississippi river and on summer weekends the entire family would head down to the river...
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Halloween Special: My Scary Story from a Mining Operation Tour

Happy Humpday! I hope you all got the best tricks or treats on Halloween this week....
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GracePESDs: Mechanical vs. Electrical LOTO

While performing routine maintenance, a voltage verification test is required per NFPA 70E to establish and verify an electrically safe work...
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An EZ Upgrade for Your Electrical Safety Program

While performing routine maintenance, a voltage verification test is required per...
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GracePort USB-C Charging Station Giveaway!

This week, we're giving away samples of our USB-C Charging Station GracePort. Let's...
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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 ourGracePort® eBookabout 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 ourGracePort® eBookabout 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 abetter 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 abetter 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 for a tropical beach themed...
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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 and...
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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 abetter 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 abetter 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...

Electricity: Explain Like I'm Five

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

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 abetter 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...

Loose Lips Sink Star Ships

Have you heard about the new Star Wars film coming out on Friday? If you haven't, just go outside; you might catch an aerial skywriting...

Baby Shower Hat-Trick

Last Friday, we celebrated a milestone for three lovely couples by throwing them a triple baby shower. From left to right: Tacito & Meagen Loschiavo...

Why the Name Grace?

I have never witnessed a ribbon cutting ceremony until several weeks ago, but the giant scissors are real! This was celebrated in part by the Quad...

Happy Turkey Day

Happy Thanksgiving, everybody! Yesterday we made full use of our seven microwaves for our annual potluck. The team has been cooking in our kitchen...

Automation Fair KickOff

No, you're not crazy. Or maybe you were thinking I may have finally lost it. In preparation for The Rockwell Automation Fair 2015, we are sending out

Whatever's on Tap

The open house and ribbon cutting ceremony were a phenomenal success and had an incredible turnout. I had the distinct honor of tending a bar with a...

Open House

Grace is celebrating 24 years of operation in the Quad City Area and will be cutting the ribbon on this special HUMPDAY to our new facility at 1515...

The Legend of Stingy Jack

There's nothing spookier than unplanned downtime. Well, perhaps one thing, but will get to that old Irish legend later. But speaking of Ireland,...

Great Scott!

Today is a very special HUMPDAY. I couldn’t be happier to reveal the new look and future of our blog on none other than Back to the Future Day. It...

Best in Show

Last week, we put the spotlight on one of our office dogs, Kona. For those of you who asked what kind of dog he is, Kona is a Soft Coated Wheaten...

Out of this World

This week's announcement will undoubtedly go down in history. It is such a great time to be alive! I am sure you were all just as shocked as I was...
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Eat Well

After Turf & Turf happened, this propaganda showed up in the break room along with a variety of healthy snacks. I’ll admit, I feel guilty eating my ...
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Tearable Puns

I love puns and the inevitable eye-rolls that follow. There is a quote by an unknown author that goes, “A pun is a short quip followed by a long...

Wicked Smaht

I picked the perfect week to be out of town. Actually, I didn't pick it; Grace did. I'm writing to you today from Boston at a little marketing...

Turf & Turf

Vegetarians beware! This is a Meatlover's post. On Monday, we had our first quarterly potluck in the new building. As a self-proclaimed carnivore, I...

Not Safe For Work

Many of you may already know our story, but for those who are unfamiliar or new to the HumpDay blog, I wanted to take an intermission this week to...

A Long Day

Well you can blame the Shark, Daymond John, for HumpDay’s tardiness this afternoon. The Quad City Chamber of Commerce heldtheir Annual Meeting at...

Over the Hump

We made it! I’d like to start by thanking everyone (mom) who subscribed to my first HumpDay last week and to those that read it as well. I’m excited...

Operation: Moving Forward

Happy HumpDay! It’s a big one for the team here at Grace. For those of you who have been diligently following along, we are making our move this...

National Lasagna Day!

Happy Humpday everyone! I wanted to update everyone on Bernie. This is the last update that we received on Monday, "Good morning! I am staying my...

It's All There In Black And White

As a follow up to last week's HumpDay Blog post- "We’re Moving!", A story comes to mind about all the dust that is getting kicked up. We are kicking...

We're Moving!

On August 7th, 1515 East Kimberly Road in Davenport, Iowa will be the future home of Grace Engineered Products. We have been growing steadily since...

Baby Boom!

Miss Molly!! Happy HumpDay!! About six weeks ago, we had a new baby born into the Grace family. Miss Molly! She is adorable and we all love to hold...

Special Request

Hey friends and associates: Today we are reaching out to enlist your prayers, thoughts and good wishes for one of our own. Almost 2 weeks ago,...

America the Beautiful!

Happy HumpDay! The 4th of July is a time for cookouts, red, white and blue, and for fireworks. But it is also a time to stop and reflect on this...

They say it's your Birthday...

They say it's your birthday It's my birthday too, yeah They say it's your birthday We're gonna have a good time I'm glad it's your birthday Happy...

A nice refreshing glass of water!

It has been blazing hot here for the last week or so. I was outside doing yard work and came into the air conditioning. I get a glass out of the...

PROPOSAL GONE WRONG

Happy HumpDay Everyone! So wedding season is upon us, I know quite a few people getting married and some people that have recently gotten engaged....

Let me take a Selfie...

Happy HumpDay everyone! So selfies (a self-portrait photograph or group photograph featuring the photographer, typically taken with a hand-held...

Life gets CRAZY...but

When was the last time that you took time to relax and soak up all the positives around you and in your life? With all the hustle and bustle of every...

MEMORIAL DAY

As Memorial Day approaches this weekend, we want to take the time to remember the men and women who have fought and died protecting our freedom. Our...

Get pumped up!

Happy Humpday everyone! Mornings can be hectic trying to get yourself ready, get the kids ready, run errands, drop people off, etc. and get to work...

Shout out to all the Mamas!!

Well, if you didn't know, Mother's Day is this Sunday....4 days away! And while honoring your Mother, don't forget to honor the mother of your...

Hold on.....Summer is coming!!

Here in good ol' Davenport, Iowa, the weather has been beautiful these past couple of days! Temperatures are rising and the sun is shining! It is...
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Know Your Emissivity

What is Emissivity? The material emissivity (written as “?” or “e”) is the relative power of its surface to emit heat by radiation. Materials are...

45 years ago....

Did you know that the first Earth Day was celebrated 45 years ago today? I remember one year, back in my elementary school days, everyone in our...

Tax Day

Tax Day...when you hear the date April 15th, even if you are talking about a completely different subject, do you automatically think of taxes and...

Siblings...

Growing up, most of us have probably experienced moments of tormenting our siblings or were on the receiving end on that scenario. Saying "I'm not...

Easter

It is no secret that Grace Engineered Products operates on Christian principles. Most of you know this because we are who we are, so our faith in...

Spring Excitement

With Spring upon us, it seems that everyone is in a good mood and ready for a fresh new start. When you think of the word NEW, what comes to mind?...

Farewell

Happy HumpDay, Everyone!! I hope you all are having a wonderful week and are enjoying the warming temperatures that spring brings. This season brings...

Dog Shaming

C'mon, spring! I love the winter, but I love spring, too! This morning when I walked outside, there was this dense fog hovering over the earth, which...

The Dress

Today, we start our 7th year of doing HumpDay! Our first HumpDay email went out on this day in 2009, and what a journey it has been! We are going to...

The White Stuff

Every now and again, I love to get a song stuck in your heads. Today, in honor of the pending snow storm, I give you The White Stuff by Weird Al...

Baby, It's Cold Outside!

Happy Wednesday to all you out in HumpDay Land! It's a great day here at Grace Engineered Products. A little cold, but still a great day. The temp...

Valentine's Day Gone Wrong

Valentine's Day is on Saturday so, consider this me reminding you! I know some women say they don't want anything on Valentine's Day, but I don't...

Grace's Next Top Model

I hope you are having the happiest, most amazing HumpDay ever! We have a little bit of a winter storm brewing outside (I love me some winter!), the...

National Create a GracePort® Day

Happy HumpDay, everyone! This week a group of us will is attending the IEEE Electrical Safety Workshop in Louisville, Ky (can't wait for a Hot Brown...

Super Bowl Time

Happy HumpDay!! Every year for the last several years, the Super Bowl giveaway is one of Cassie's and my favorite's because we get to giveaway a TV...
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Sample - How To Post

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Safety Maturity Index

Happy HumpDay!! So, this morning, this happened to me. I was starting something on HumpDay, wasn't loving it, and my mind started to wander. Suddenly...

Happy New Year

It's here! In case you didn't realize it, this year - 2015 - is the year Marty McFly and Doc went to in Back to the Future Part II. I have two words:...