Articles by tag: maintenance

Plumbing Industry: Providing Support and Adding Value to Your Employees

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After the 2008 recession, unemployment reached a high of 10 percent, double the rate in December 2007 of five percent. In the midst of the economic downturn, James Terry managed to start a plumbing company, GreenTeam. Why and how did Terry decide to start his business at this time, and how has the culture…

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Engineering & Construction
Volta Knowledge by Volta Insite: Automated Motor Monitoring for Critical Electrical Assets

A mechanical crisis is never something a business wants to deal with, yet it is probably something all businesses have experienced. George Galea, Vice President of Field Services for Volta Insite, joined Host Tyler Kern to discuss how automated monitoring of motors can alleviate the frantic rush for mechanical repairs. Now more than ever, predictive…

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Food & Beverage
Helping Restaurants of All Sizes with the Restaurant Repair Process

Running a restaurant is hard work, especially if you’re a small business operating on thin margins. The expected parts of those workloads and margins are one thing; day-to-day operations are layered and full of important intricacies to make sure the kitchen and service run smoothly. But couple that with the fact that basic operations…

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Building Management
Conversations from the Edge: Women in HVAC Series

The HVAC industry has long been male-dominated, but women are joining the field in larger numbers and making an impact. One of those is Brittney Johnson, Maintenance Sales Representative, Commercial Mechanical at Commercial Mechanical Utah. She spoke with Conversations from the Edge host Hilary Kennedy about her career. Johnson explained that after high school, she wasn’t…

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10 Minutes to a Better Building
The ROI Your Organization Gains from Powerful Service Contracts

On this episode of Boland’s 10 Minutes to a Better Building, host Tyler Kern was joined by Boland’s Joe Lodico, Account Representative, and Monica Lucas, Account Executive. The trio explored a critical piece of any organization’s effort to get the most out of their facilities and their investment in them – service contracts. “A…

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10 Minutes to a Better Building
Contractual Compliance Sustains a Better Building

Any organization that owns buildings understands the importance of maintaining them with regular service calls. Many have contracts with service providers, but not all of them are met on time. If that occurs, building owners can find themselves in need of emergency repairs to their HVAC unit. That’s not the case for today’s guest on…

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Energy
The Hidden Value of Energy Management Systems

Optimally managing the energy of each building is extremely important for every organization. With the majority of energy use going toward HVAC operations, how can facilities management teams boost efficiency and save costs? The answer is energy management systems. Host Tyler Kern welcomed guests John Casey and Craig Norris, both Directors of National Accounts, of…

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Breaking the Cycle and Inspiring Others
July 23, 2024

Nowadays, the traditional path to education is being questioned more than ever and there are numerous stories that provide a beacon of hope for those considering alternative routes. As the number of adults without a high school diploma reaches nearly 22 million in the United States, the importance of understanding and embracing non-traditional education…

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School Safety and Regulatory Compliance
Approaching Safety and Regulatory Compliance with Intent and Purpose
July 23, 2024

In this episode of School Safety Today by Raptor Technologies Michelle Dawn Mooney sat down with special guest, Carrie Mockler, the Vice President of Operations at PublicSchoolWORKS, a Raptor Technologies company. PublicSchoolWORKS is a fully automated, all-in-one learning management system for online training for school staff and a comprehensive risk management program. Key Takeaways: •…

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The Power of Self-Compassion in Leadership and Cognitive Diversity Can Transform Workplaces
July 23, 2024

Mental health and a sense of belonging are critical issues in today’s workplaces. So much that it is essential to practice self-compassion and form a better understanding of cognitive diversity. Leaders today must navigate the complexities of fostering connection and reducing isolation among their teams. Recent studies indicate that 40 percent of employees feel…

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Knox Kronenberg
Passion, Nature, and Fine Art Photography with Knox Kronenberg
July 23, 2024

In the ever-evolving world of fine art photography, capturing the intersection of the old and the new is both a challenge and an art form in itself. Knox Kronenberg, a prominent photographer based in Austin, Texas, embodies this intersection through his work, which uniquely blends historical elements with modern contexts. As technology advances and…

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Getting the Most Out of Handyman Services in Facilities Management
April 22, 2021

There’s a lot to be said for specialized vendors capable of getting your most specialized, niche equipment back up and running in no time flat – but there are also repairs and maintenance challenges facilities managers face that are much more straightforward. For these tasks, it can pay to find a valuable, professional and capable…

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What are the Advantages of a Case Erector with Robotic Arm Movement?
March 16, 2021

The robotic arm has a long history in manufacturing. Now it has made its way into secondary packaging lines. When you look at the robotic arm on even a simple machine like a case erector, it has the power to inspire. Both in its resemblance to human form and futuristic nature, it promises to combine…

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Should the Boeing 737 MAX Return to the Skies?
February 9, 2021

Two disastrous crashes, one in 2018 and one in 2019, had one thing in common – the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. Now, with several years gone since those tragedies aboard Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines flights, the 737 MAX will once again grace skies over the United State, United Kingdom and European Union. Investigations into…

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