Posts from April 2011

With manufacturing technology up, can your workforce keep up?

April 28, 2011

In February, the Association for Manufacturing Technology released a survey that found that manufacturing technology consumption was up 138.1 percent since February of 2010. Companies looking to up their output are investing in technology to expedite and streamline the production process. “The dramatic year-over-year growth further underscores the manufacturing renaissance that is taking place,” said Douglas K. Woods, President of AMT. To get a detailed report, you can check out the full...

Reduce Boiler Inefficiencies with Training

April 26, 2011

With the increasing energy prices, you might have contemplated the best way to improve boiler efficiency and extend boiler life. You might even have thought about replacing you current boiler, but boiler installation is expensive and should only be done when absolutely necessary. Consider implementing a boiler training program which is sure to result in reduced overall operating cost. This is an excellent way to get more out of the boilers while...

Training to maintain proper lubrication

April 19, 2011

Without proper lubrication, the wear and tear on your car will significantly reduce its lifespan. In an industrial setting, lubrication is the first defense against equipment failure. Although industrial mechanics should have all the skills to perform industrial lubrication not all of them are fully trained in this area. However, with ITC Learning’s industrial lubrication training skills program which is designed for training oilers, mechanics and millwrights about their role in providing...

Poll suggests economy showing substantial improvement

April 19, 2011

A recent survey conducted by the National Association for Business Economics says that the U.S. economy’s health is improving “substantially.” “Companies appear to be positioning themselves for a firming economic environment,” said Shawn DuBravac, an economist with the Consumer Electronics Association, who analyzed the findings. The survey is conducted quarterly and expresses the views of economists from a select size of trade groups and privately held companies. Results are measured by the...

Economic Recovery: Are you prepared for growth?

April 14, 2011

Consumer patriotism means more demand for American-made products, which demands skilled workforce Recovering from the recession has been arduous, but one of the effects of the recovery has been a marked increase in demand for American-made products “I was very pleased to learn that it was made in America. I would always go for an American-made product where possible because of its quality,” said Robert Hall of Pensacola, FL in an industry...

Training for DC Motor Technicians

April 12, 2011

The 1800s is credited with numerous inventions that have revolutionized our daily life. The DC motor is one of them. Since it was accidentally partnered with another instrument and produced voltage it has been used in conveyor belts, elevators, cranes, ski lifts, extruders and mixers. Today, the DC motor has become one of the most popular equipments used in manufacturing plants, apartment buildings and airports. Since these machines are frequently stopped and...

Radioactive Leak Stops in Japan

April 7, 2011

Can we learn anything from Japan’s action in the wake of its catastrophe? There was a sigh of relief when news broke on Wednesday that Japan was able to plug a radiation leak that spilled hazardous material into the Pacific Ocean. There was even more relief when Japanese officials suggested that the radiation levels in the Pacific Ocean wasn’t thought to have an effect on the marine life — most notably fish....

Safety Training for Hazardous Materials and Industrial Equipment

April 5, 2011

In an industrial setting any job can be dangerous especially when working around hazardous materials and heavy equipment. Before your employees are given their duties, they should first be given safety training to ensure their own safety and that of their co-workers. ITC Learning’s Regulatory Compliance Series offers training in all the safety skills your employees will need.  Our training skills courses are designed to educate your employees about what rules must...

Factories see payroll expansion for fourth month in a row

April 1, 2011

Factories added 17,000 jobs in March as unemployment rate dips to two-year low March marked the fourth month in a row, unemployment declined in March. Nearly 216,000 new jobs were added. Since the beginning of 2011, unemployment fell a full percentage point, the largest drop since 1983. Among industries that expanded payroll were factories. With the addition of 17,000 jobs in March, it marked the fifth month in a row of growth...