Nick Schiltz

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Beyond the Elements: Electrical Safety in Solar and Water/Wastewater

How the ChekVolt is Revolutionizing Electrical Safety in Solar, Water/Wastewater, and Beyond The ChekVolt is significantly impacting electrical...
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IIoT and RCM: Paving the Way for Maintenance Innovation

Embarking on a Journey into RCM with IIoT In today's fast-paced industrial environment, facility managers face the daunting task of maintaining high...
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3 Steps to Mitigate Safety Risks During PLC Programming

A Comprehensive Guide with a Bonus Step for Enhanced Safety and Efficiency Protecting personnel from electrical hazards and operational risks during...
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Hierarchy of Control: Strategies for Arc Flash Risk Mitigation

Navigating the Hazards of Arc Flash Arc flash incidents pose significant risks in the workplace,...
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Electrical Safety & OSHA Compliance: A Starter Guide for New Facilities and Employers

Adhering to OSHA's electrical safety standards is not just a regulatory requirement but a...
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How to Perform and Enhance a Live-Dead-Live Test

The Critical Role of Live-Dead-Live Testing The adherence to rigorous testing...
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3 Reasons Why Control Engineers are at Risk from PLCs and How to Mitigate

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) are the heart of manufacturing and production...
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Transforming Industrial Maintenance: The GracePort Advantage

In the dynamic world of industrial automation, maintenance personnel play a crucial...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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...

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? ...

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...

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...

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...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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...

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...

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...