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know that you will enjoy reading the PEM April issue. We put the
spotlight on four women who didn't let obstacles in the plant stop them
from establishing successful maintenance careers:
Sandra Foreman, maintenance and construction manager, Sarnia, ON-based Suncor Energy;
Sue Lubell, facility asset management, Calgary-based Encana;
Cathy Lewis, millwright, St. Thomas, ON-based Presstran Industries; and
Donna Gibbs, maintenance planner, Whitby, ON-based Patheon Inc.
women talk about their job-related challenges and opportunities, as
well as how they're making a difference in the workplace. We hope the
article encourages more women to consider maintenance as a viable
Robert Robertson, PEM Editor
PEMAC Allied Member
In the current issue of PEM:
PEM April issue
Women in Maintenance
Brains not brawn on the shop floor
Consolidate lubricants to reduce costs
Take closer look at lubrication-free chain
Shake, Rattle or Roll?
How to choose the right caster for the job
PTDA to hold Canadian conference in Ottawa
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Inc. and City of Toronto (Toronto Water) were winners of the PEM 2005
Maintenance Awards. Now, it's your turn to stand in the spotlight!
We're calling for PEM 2006 Maintenance Award submissions. Here are
general guidelines for the awards:
Best maintenance team
- How big is your maintenance department? Tell us about your operating structure.
- Why is your maintenance team better than the rest (i.e. quality, innovation and performance)?
- Tell us about a maintenance team success story.
Best-managed maintenance facility
- What kind of maintenance best-practice strategies and tools are you using and why?
- How have you reduced asset management costs and improved equipment uptime?
- What kind of return on investment (ROI), equipment reliability and production capacity improvements have been achieved?
Email your submission to PEM editor Robert Robertson: firstname.lastname@example.org.
DEADLINE: AUGUST 30, 2006
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Pre-conference workshops and MMP certification: November 27, 2006
Post-conference workshops and MMP certification: November 30, 2006
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Get ready for MainTrain 2006
Plant Engineering and Maintenance Association of Canada (PEMAC),
organizer of MainTrain 2006 to be held on November 27-30, 2006 at the
Novotel Toronto Centre, has a dynamic list of speakers who have been
invited to take part in Canada's premier physical asset management
event. In the weeks and months ahead, PEMAC and its event planning
committee will announce more exciting news about MainTrain 2006. Turn
first to PEM for MainTrain 2006 news!
industry consultants Ken Bannister, production and maintenance
management specialist with Engtech Industries Inc. and regular PEM
contributor; and James V. Reyes-Picknell, president of Conscious
Management Inc., will highlight the Maintenance Masters panel session.
Here's a list of just some of the invited MainTrain 2006 speakers:
Levitt is president of Springfield Resources and a leading trainer of
maintenance professionals. He has trained more than 7,000 maintenance
leaders from 3,000 organizations from 20 countries in more than 425
sessions. He has also written numerous maintenance textbooks, such as
"The Handbook of Maintenance Management."
John Lambert is president of Benchmark Maintenance Services Inc., a
company specializing in rotating machinery installation, training,
service and equipment sales. He has trained hundreds of tradesmen in
organizations like Dofasco, City of Toronto and Ontario Power
Generation. John served his apprenticeship in mechanical maintenance at
Fazakerly Engineering in Liverpool, England.
Malloch is the current president of the Plant Engineering and
Maintenance Association of Canada (PEMAC). He's also the president of
Twenty First Century Solutions Inc.; a PEMAC director and chair,
professional development; a MainTrain 2006 conference planning
committee member; and is a past recipient of PEMAC's Sergio Guy
Berger, P.Eng. (Alta.) is the founding president of the Plant
Engineering and Maintenance Association of Canada (PEMAC). He's also
North America's number one expert on computerized maintenance
management software (CMMS) systems and plant operations, and a frequent
contributor to leading industry journals. David now works with Western
James V. Reyes-Picknell
With more than 26 years of experience in engineering, operations,
maintenance management and business consulting, James V. Reyes-Picknell
is president of Conscious Management Inc. and has in-depth knowledge of
the human factor within organizations. He has authored and co-authored
physical asset management textbooks.
Bannister of Engtech Industries Inc. is a production and maintenance
management specialist located in Innerkip, ON. He has worked for many
years in the industry as an engineer and maintenance professional in
Canada and England. Ken now helps companies and their maintenance
departments solve physical asset management problems. He's also a
regular editorial contributor to leading industry magazines and is
involved with training and education.
Beebee developed condition-monitoring applications alongside
engineering and middle management during 28 years in the fossil power
generation industry in Australia, with two years in the UK.
Monash University in 1992, Ray teaches in and co-ordinates the
post-graduate, off-campus learning programs in maintenance and
reliability engineering. In 2005, there were 150 students from 14
countries. He has run many short courses in Australia and other
countries. For many years, Ray has presented at conferences around the
world. Many of his 75 papers have re-appeared in technical magazines
worldwide. In 2003, Ray received a Highly Commended Award from
Emerald's Literati Club for his paper on steam turbine monitoring.
2004, he was awarded the George Julius Medal by Engineers Australia for
his second book, "Predictive maintenance of pumps using condition
monitoring." The medal may be awarded each year for the best
publication in mechanical engineering. In previous years, Ray won the
Collacott Award three times from the Institution of Diagnostic
Engineers. He's a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia and
a Chartered Professional Engineer. Ray is involved with the Maintenance
Engineering Society Australia.
Dr. Jay Lee
Jay Lee is Ohio Eminent Scholar in Advanced Manufacturing and L.W.
Scott Alter Chair Professor at the University of Cincinnati. He's also
the founding director of National Science Foundation (NSF)
Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) on Intelligent
Maintenance Systems (IMS), which is a multi-campus NSF Center of
Excellence between the University of Cincinnati and the University of
Michigan-Ann Arbor. Previously, Dr. Lee held a position as Wisconsin
Distinguished Professor and Rockwell Automation Professor at the
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Lee is also founding co-director of Industrial Innovation Center at
Shanghai Jiao Tong University. His current research focuses on
IT-enabled infotronics technologies and smart prognostics tools for
smart products, e-manufacturing operations and intelligent
maintenance/service systems, including embedded product lifecycle
monitoring, prognostics, remote monitoring, design of self-maintenance
systems and smart service business strategies.
has authored/co-authored over 100 technical publications, edited two
books, contributed numerous book chapters, three U.S. patents, two
trademarks and delivered numerous invited lectures and speeches,
including over 60 invited keynote and plenary speeches at major
WHO SHOULD ATTEND MAINTRAIN 2006?
Plant managers, plant engineers, maintenance managers, director of
engineering, director of operations, production/operations, reliability
engineers, facility managers, purchasers, supply chain managers and
anyone involved in physical asset management.
REASONS TO ATTEND MAINTRAIN 2006:
- Reduce equipment downtime, improve production capacity and lower costs.
- Discover how to sell world-class maintenance to management and operations.
- Better manage maintenance to generate a greater ROI and bottom line.
- Learn how to maximize equipment reliability and lifecycle management.
- Become a successful manager and take your maintenance career to new levels.
- Network and connect with industry peers and Canada's maintenance leaders."
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PTDA to hold Canadian conference in Ottawa
Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) will hold its fifth
annual Canadian conference on June 1-3, 2006 at the Fairmont Chateau
Laurier Hotel in Ottawa. The conference will provide an opportunity for
Canadian power transmission/motion control channel participants to
explore nationally focused industry issues and trends.
The program will consist of a Thursday evening welcome event, a welcome
breakfast and full day of programming on Friday, a Friday evening
dinner and Saturday morning programming, with optional events and
dinner scheduled for Saturday. Highlights of the conference program
- Keynote presentation by Dr. Peter Andersen of Andersen Economic Research Ltd.;
- Panel session featuring key end-user industry executives;
presentation by Wendy McDonald, chairman of BC Bearing Engineers Ltd.
on building and maintaining a successful distribution business;
presentation by Ted Chisholm, vice-president finance and information
technology of BDI Canada Inc., on the PTDA Foundation's Industrial
Careers Pathway initiative;
- Formal and informal networking with important Canadian power transmission/motion control market decision-makers; and
- Social events, including an optional golf outing.
The conference is open to all PTDA members selling product in Canada
(distributors and manufacturers), as well as non-members who qualify
for membership. For more information on the conference, contact the
PTDA at tel: (312) 876-9461; email: email@example.com.
People and Companies
V.J. Pamensky Canada Inc. passed on the news that WEG announced it
recently manufactured its 100 millionth electric motor.
- Colson Can-Am Casters has opened a new retail store in Mississauga, ON.
OH-based the Timken Co. received a Supplier Quality Award from Renault.
In other news, Timken announced it entered into an agreement with Joe
Gibbs Racing (JGR) to become an official technical partner of the
NASCAR racing organization. The partnership, which provides product
development and technical engineering support, will be leveraged across
JGR's multiple team operations in the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series, Busch
Grand National Series and Craftsman Truck Series.
- Brampton, ON-based Buckhorn Canada recently celebrated its 25th anniversary.
KSB Pumps Inc. appointed National Process Equipment as a national
distributor for the Canadian environmental market.
- Burlington, ON-based Ivara Corp. announced its EXP 4.2 reliability software earned the "Powered by SAP NetWeaver" certification.
- Mississauga-based Nilfisk-Advance Canada announced that this year is Nilfisk-Advance's 100th anniversary.
FLIR Systems announced the seventh annual InfraMation Conference to be
held on October 23-27, 2006, at the Orleans Hotel in Las Vegas, NV.
- Mississauga-based Hilti Canada launched a new Lifetime Service program for its power tools.
Cascade selected Burlington-based Invensys Process Systems for a
critical generator control system upgrade at its DeRidder Packaging and
Newsprint Mill. Boise Cascade will use Triconex triple modular
redundant (TMR) technology at the facility. In other news, the Avantis
unit of Invensys announced the expansion of its current North American
Avantis PRO enterprise asset management software licence trade-in offer
to other regions.
- Richo Inc. signed a contract to implement Waterloo, On-based IFS business software at its North American manufacturing plants.
IL-based Grainger presented 28 top-performing suppliers with the
Partners in Performance Supplier Award for 2005 at its annual supplier
Gauge shear cutter
Electric Tool Corp. introduced a new 18 Gauge Shear, model 6852-20,
with a powerful 6.8 amp, 0-2,500 SPM Milwaukee-built motor. The shear
features an ergonomic tactile grip handle that gives the user optimal
comfort for longer run times and has a new lightweight magnesium gear
case for improved durability and balance, says the company. The
360-degree swivel head allows for optimal positioning no matter the cut
angle, and the 10-foot rubber cord offers more mobility, says the
company. The new 18 Gauge Shear is backed by Milwaukee Tool's five-year
warranty and service-plus program, providing one year of free
maintenance when shipped to a Milwaukee branch office/service centre.
June 1-3, 2006
PTDA Canadian Conference
Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) will hold its fifth
annual Canadian Conference at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier Hotel in
Ottawa. For more information, contact the PTDA at tel: (312) 876-9461; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: www.ptda.org.
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