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In honor of the new year and the need to start this year off with a laugh or two, I have listed some of the sure-fire signs that your company may not be ready for this reliability stuff. I have to say that in my first 5 years working as a consultant, I wasn’t prepared […]

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And The Survey Says!!!

On May 9, 2014 By

It’s gotten to the point where I have begun to look at the back of my shirt when I take it off at night.  There has to be a sign someplace that says “Send This Man a Survey”!

Maybe I have created my own problem because I have participated in so many in the past.  […]

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A friend and I started this a while back at a conference while enjoying a couple of refreshments.  Think of the old Jeff Foxworthy bit “You might be a redneck”, instead the tag line is; “You’re probably not ready for Weibull.”

We had some real fun with it…  If your PM/PdM […]

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Today starts the new year and I’m not sure how it happens but it would seem that once you have children the years pass like telephone poles on a country road.  The next thing you know your children have grown up, they’ve gotten married and you now have Grandchildren.

Who said life was fair?

Another […]

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Friends at work? Really?

On October 22, 2013 By

I always get something out of the SMRP conference, in 1998 it helped me to start a business, this year it provided an answer to a question I have been asking myself for nearly twenty years.  What was so special about the first maintenance group I worked with?

I mention this group in the forward […]

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50 Years Later, I Had a Dream!

On August 29, 2013 By

Today marked the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech, given from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in 1963 the speech inspired our nation to take a second look at what Thomas Jefferson meant he stated “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men […]

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We can’t have a discussion about improving equipment reliability at your plant site without including the Planner in the conversation. The Maintenance Planner interacts somehow with nearly every job completed at your site, so he/she can make a very noticeable impact on the reliability of your equipment.

When it comes to […]

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My Wife is a Hoarder!

On June 14, 2013 By

You have to admit it’s a catchy title, but in the last several weeks I have come to realize that she saves a lot of things.

Leslie has been an Elementary School Teacher for thirty three years and next Friday she closes the door to her classroom one last time.  Leading up to this last […]

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My wife is a teacher and has been for nearly thirty-three years and along with being a fantastic Wife, Mother and Grand Mother becoming a teacher was her childhood dream.  Tonight the curtain on what has been a dream fulfilled begins to close and I’m sad to say I will miss the final performance of […]

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My wife, children, family and close friends know that I am an emotional person.  I wear my heart on my sleeve and when I care about someone or something I do so with a passion that can sometimes be seen as a flaw because I say what is on my mind.

What is on my […]

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