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Staying Safe at Heights

Tuesday Jul 25 2017

For one week in May, OSHA promotes Fall Protection Stand Down to help participating companies raise awareness and educate their staff on how to protect themselves from falls. ACS values safety on job sites and we take pride in our safety record...

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Integration Where I Didn’t Expect It

Tuesday Jul 18 2017

I was fortunate to once again attend the latest Engine Research Center Symposium at the University of Wisconsin – Madison in June.  The biennial symposiums are focused on bringing engine design professionals from industry and academia together for several days to discuss the latest advances in internal combustion (IC) engine technology and how future client and governmental requirements will be met...

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2017 Forum Reflection

Thursday Jul 06 2017

The 2017 Engine and Vehicle Test Facility Forum has come to an end, wrapping up June 9th with a lunch keynote on automated driving and a tour of the ACS Manufacturing Facility. I would like to express my gratitude for those who were able to attend the event, the panelists, keynotes, and the facilitators.

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“...All Others Must Bring the Right Data”

Thursday Apr 27 2017

The famous American engineer, statistician, professor, author, and lecturer, W. Edwards Deming said “In God We Trust, All Others Must Bring Data!”  I started my career as a Quality Engineer in the automotive industry and this popular quote from Deming was hung from the cubicle of one of my colleagues.  As I think about it now, I realize that two words are missing...

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5 Great Things to Look Forward to this Year at the Engine + Vehicle Test Facility Forum

Monday Apr 10 2017

The 2017 Engine + Vehicle Test Facility Forum hosted by ACS is quickly approaching! This event, filled with networking and informative sessions...

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Did Someone Say Control? Deciding on a Control System Architecture

Friday Mar 24 2017

The complexity of a control system architecture requires careful consideration for current and future testing needs...

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Why Do You Assume You’re the Smartest in the Room

Tuesday Mar 14 2017

One of my daughters is pretty obsessed with Lin-Manual Miranda’s music from the play Hamilton. In the song Non-Stop, Aaron Burr asks the question of Hamilton - “Why do you assume you’re the smartest in the room”, and in retort Burr adds “soon that attitude may be your doom!” So what's my point?...

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Linking Employee Satisfaction to Customer Satisfaction

Monday Oct 17 2016

I recently received the annual “Best Places to Work” edition of our local business magazine. The winners are impressive in terms of the commitments they make to employee benefits, community involvement...

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Imagine My Surprise – Confidential Research Comes Back to Find Me

Tuesday Jun 28 2016

Imagine my surprise when seven years after completing a project, I ran across this article….

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The Value of a Controls Upgrade

Tuesday Jun 28 2016

In today’s highly competitive environment, improved performance, reliability, and up-time of your equipment can have a large impact...

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