Solving the IIoT Integration Problem

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

After so many arc flash incidents with our clumsy pal, Burnie; Les made it his life goal to find a better and safer method of performing...
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Is Electrical Safety-By-Design Gaining Momentum?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A live electrical panel sounds potentially dangerous unless it happens to actually be a panel of electrical safety experts answering your questions...
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Burnie & Les Make LOTO Safer with PESDs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

First and foremost, I wanted to provide an update on Jane. From Phil last Thursday, "She is doing GREAT!!!! Jane just got out of surgery and we met...
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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...
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2037: Don't Let Your Cars Talk to Strangers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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