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Along with the latest industry news, PEM spotlights
Vendor Management Features in this issue:


5 tips to stay cool in heat
While the heat of summer is a welcome change from a frigid Canadian winter, PEM shares five quick tips to help workers stay cool this summer.
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4 Ontario employers recognized for training skilled workers
Four Ontario employers, including Mississauga-based FLO Components Ltd., are being recognized for their contributions to training the next generation of skilled workers. Get quotes and bios of the winners...

Atlas Copco shows cross-industry 'family of solutions' at customer-centre openings
The Atlas Copco customer centres and new head offices celebrated their opening in Mississauga, Ont.1. Learn more about these centres...

PEMAC joins forces with Global Forum on Maintenance and Asset Management
The Global Forum on Maintenance and Asset Management (GFMAM) held its fourth series of face-to-face meetings in May, and the council voted to accept the Plant Engineering and Maintenance Association of Canada (PEMAC) as a member. Get an look at its initiatives...

Calgary's Pure Technologies buys U.S. developer of pipeline inspection technologies
Pure Technologies Ltd. has purchased the business and assets of Electromechanical Technologies Inc., a developer of advanced pipeline inspection technologies. Learn more about this new technology...

Take PEM's 2011 Salary Survey — and win!
It's that time of year again: Win one of our $100 Canadian Tire gift cards by filling out PEM's salary survey. The survey helps plant maintenance, engineering and operations professionals track industry-wide trends in salaries, raises and other benefits against industry peers. FILL IT OUT NOW...

Ontario tackles tower-crane safety with inspection blitz in June
Ontario will aim for the top during a blitz of tower cranes in June, including examining maintenance and operational testing records. Learn how to prepare...

FEATURES: Vendor Management

7 steps to improve vendor relations
By David Berger
Optimal productivity along the entire supply chain requires solid supplier-customer relationships, efficient and effective processes, sufficient supporting technology and a value-for-money focus as defined by the end customer. Learn 7 ways to improve vendor relations...

Cut costs with vendor-managed inventory
By Ken Bannister
For those looking to gain more control over their inventory, there are many innovative approaches available through third parties, often offered at a much lower cost per transaction than going it alone. Get full feature...

PRODUCTS: Flooring

Tape for high-traffic areas
Visual Workplace Inc. has introduced FLOOR-Mark, an alternative to tape and paint for marking floors, ideal for high traffic areas. Link...

Tough floor-covering remover
General Equipment Co. has introduced the CTS12 Rip-R-Stripper for floor-covering removal projects, such as with ceramic tile, hardwood floor and other tough coverings. Link...

UV-cured concrete floor coatings
A recent expansion of DSM's line of UVolve Instant Floor Coatings now includes both high-gloss and matte finishes, as well as clear and pigmented coatings. Link...


June 28: Wind Turbine Maintenance
July 5:
Oil & Lubrication
July 12:
Change Management
July 19: Energy Reduction
July 26: Power/Electricity Management


Workin' Your Way Up: Is Canada generating enough maintainers to handle its wind energy goals?

Eye of Physical Hazards: How asbestos, confined spaces, welding work and more affect workers' safety

A Lubrication Audit: It's important to review lubrication habits to develop a maintenance plan

Tracking Automation: Managing changes in plant-floor software and devices

Doing Lines: The benefits of picking tape over paint when marking industrial floors


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