ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–FANUC America Corporation was named a top work place in Michigan by the

ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–FANUC America Corporation was named a top work place in Michigan by the Detroit Free Press for the eighth consecutive year. In addition, the Chicago Tribune named FANUC’s Hoffman Estates, IL facility a top work place in Illinois for the second consecutive year. It’s an honor to be named a top work place again this year,” said FANUC America’s President and CEO, Mike Cicco. “This recognition is particularly meaningful because it’s based on employee feedback. Our team of professionals are critical to our success, and we are committed to an environment that makes everyone feel valued and proud to work at FANUC.” According to Cicco, FANUC’s position as a top work place has allowed the company to attract and retain a talented workforce. “It’s been an exciting year for us, and this achievement makes it even better.” FANUC America Corporation is a subsidiary of FANUC CORPORATION in Japan, and provides industry-leading robotics, CNC systems, and factory automation. FANUC’s innovative technologies and proven expertise help manufacturers in the Americas maximize productivity, reliability and profitability. FANUC embraces a culture of “Ser...

Up North, there’s a heated debate among dedicated fishermen: Is the DNR’s practice of stocking walleye

Up North, there’s a heated debate among dedicated fishermen: Is the DNR’s practice of stocking walleye lakes with muskie ruining Minnesota’s freshwater angling ecosystem or improving it? Fred Manuel is afraid for his granddaughter’s toes; “I’m almost scared to let her swim off the dock.” The threat? A fish called the muskellunge, muskie for short—or the tiger of the lakes if you’re feeling dramatic. And when you’re talking about the muskie in northern Minnesota these days, there’s drama. I’m sitting in Manuel’s 19-foot fishing boat in Little Pelican Lake, Otter Tail County. In the land of 10,000, Otter Tail has more lakes than any other county, 1,048. In fact, it has more than any other county in the entire country. But it’s the handful of lakes the DNR stocks with muskies that are making waves. Manuel is 74 now, a semi-retired CPA from Richmond who’s owned a home on Little Pelican since 1995. His friend David Majkrzak, a retired mechanical engineer, is in the boat with us.  Majkrzak, whose own cabin lies two minutes away either by boat or by pickup, is known around the lake for three things: a steel cable contraption that zips his boats 30 yards down a hill f...

Spurs’ Tim Duncan still naïve to one NBA reality

The long stretch of hallway was quiet, save for a faint hum of fluorescent lights and the sound of two giant sneakers shuffling on a laminate floor. A familiar figure, long and lean and decked out in camouflage athletic shorts, approached. As the man drew nearer, it became apparent that he was completely drenched in sweat, from his socks to his mini-dreadlocks. “How ya doing?” Tim Duncan asked politely, but he did not linger. It was 90 minutes to tipoff Monday evening, and he still had a shower to take and a dress shirt to button on. It remains natural to wonder, on this particular night and surely on lots of others sure to come, why he is doing this. Duncan’s workday began more than eight hours earlier at the Spurs’ morning shootaround, for which he strapped on a knee brace despite the fact that previous Spurs assistants from P.J. Carlesimo to Ettore Messina always managed without one. He showed up at the AT&T Center early enough to get in another workout — the aforementioned hallway led from the players’ exercise facility to the locker room — and all of that happened before he had to sit next to Gregg Popovich while the Spurs nearly blew a big fourth-quarter lead on their ...

The double high air mattress also has a built-in air pump which runs on 110 Volt

The double high air mattress also has a built-in air pump which runs on 110 Volt standard AC electricity. It was designed to inflate and deflate rapidly. The queen size air bed is rated to inflate in 2-minutes. Englander also has a strong reputation for quality and superior customer service. They even support this air mattress with a superior five-year warranty. The air pump doesn’t use traditional C or D cell batteries. Instead, it’s rechargeable and lightweight. You can charge it up at home before you leave on your camping trip, or conveniently hook it up to an included car charger. The lightweight charger and the fact that the mattress itself only weighs around 10 pounds, makes the Etekcity a great choice for someone who wants to camp off the grid or take it on a hiking trip. It uses an interior coil-beam structure for added comfort and support. It also reduces motion transfer for times when you need to sleep with another person. The built-in air pump can rapidly inflate or deflate the mattress in around 3-minutes. There’s also an easy one-touch switch that makes it easy to add more air in the middle of the night. King Koil also proudly notes that they have been endorsed by ...

Spoil everyone on your gift list with some of the most amazing, useful, and fun gifts

Spoil everyone on your gift list with some of the most amazing, useful, and fun gifts that everyone is raving about. The 85 most popular gifts on Amazon this year may not be what you expect, but they’re all slightly out of the box and unquestionably extraordinary. These unbelievably affordable products will make your life or your loved one’s life better and more convenient. Whether you’re shopping for your favorite foodie, beauty lover, techie, party animal, or even that person who is simply impossible to buy for, this list has a number of smart, practical products that will win them over. Products an immersion blender will keep counters from getting messy and a hot sauce making kit will help them channel their inner gourmand. Nab a set of DIY bath bomb molds, a 14-piece makeup brush set that costs as much as two fancy coffees, and a silky pillowcase that is gentler on hair and skin. Have your loved ones rocking out with a new Bluetooth speaker that boasts incredible range. Or how about a set of lenses for their smartphone that will make their photos picture perfect? If you’re lamenting the loss of a true film camera in this age of smartphones, here’...

Amazon (AMZN – Get Report) has become the colossus of the retail world, as the company

Amazon (AMZN – Get Report) has become the colossus of the retail world, as the company has grown from 40 million Amazon Prime members in 2015 to 80 million members in 2017. Amazon, which was founded in 1996, raked in a staggering $177.9 billion in net sales in 2017, up ninefold from $19.17 billion in 2008. In comparison, oil-rich Algeria had a gross domestic product of $173 billion in 2017. In fact, the total value of Amazon stock is greater than all but 16 countries. With all that cash on the table, it’s no surprise that scammers, fraudsters and identity thieves have gravitated to Amazon’s burgeoning orbit. From phishing-based email scams to Amazon seller fraud, there’s no shortage of ways to lose money when immersed in the Amazon experience. The good news is there are ways to defend yourself against Amazon fraud, in all of its variations. All it takes is some knowledge of what you’re up against, a few strong fraud detection and prevention tips, and the discipline to keep fraudsters well away from you and your family. That said, one universal theme about Amazon scams is that fraud artists are using the digital retail platform in creative ways to se...

When it comes to cold-weather staples, tights are as essential as sweaters. The difference? An entire

When it comes to cold-weather staples, tights are as essential as sweaters. The difference? An entire section of your closet is dedicated to tops warm enough to brave chilly weather in, but there’s probably only a pair or two of tights in your drawers. Fall is a perfect time, though, to add quality tights to your collection (and possibly alternate your classic black opaque tights with some patterns). See how ELLE’s Market Editor Justine Carreon styles four different pairs of Calzedonia tights. Whether you’re here to make a statement (hello, polka dots) or you appreciate a more classic look, these tights elevate each outfit they’re paired with. Slits and high hems don’t have to be tucked into a dark corner of your wardrobe in the winter. A chunky turtleneck sweater dress looks just as chic when paired with classic black cashmere tights. Plus, this soft pair from Calzedonia is particularly slimming—it’s made with a control top that enhances your figure. With busy prints, opt for a pair of black opaque tights to balance things out. You’ll stay comfortable and warm—these tights have an internal thermal effect and a soft, microfiber finish. Calzedo...

Laser heat treatment improves quality in automotive die manufacturing

This article highlights the technical aspects, benefits, and cost savings of using laser heat treatment for automotive tools and dies. Automotive die original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) throughout Europe are delivering dies faster, with superior quality, and at lower cost than U.S. OEMs are when they deliver the exact same automotive dies. The reason for this is laser heat treatment (FIGURE 1)—a process that has become near-mainstream in Europe, yet is barely practiced in the U.S. Laser heat treatment’s adoption in Europe has been universally successful and the adoption of this technology by U.S. OEMs is inevitable. Barriers to adoption of laser heat treatment among U.S. automotive die OEMs include the fact that this technology is still not well understood in the U.S.; that data on laser heat treatment’s cost savings, quality, and schedule improvements have not yet migrated to U.S. decision-makers; and that there is a scarcity of reliable laser heat treatment job shops in the U.S. But clearly, laser heat treatment is poised for rapid adoption in the U.S. OEM community. This article presents a basic technical introduction to laser heat treatment and shares the results of a c...

Find San Antonio’s Veteran-Led Bars and Restaurants with Google’s New Feature

Rivard Report (https://therivardreport.com/find-san-antonios-veteran-led-bars-and-restaurants-with-googles-new-feature/) Open a custom Google map of all the veteran-led businesses in the United States, zoom in on San Antonio, and you’ll find more than 100 small businesses peppering the area in and around Military City, USA. In time for National Veterans Small Business Week and ahead of Veterans Day, Google has added a new feature that allows businesses to identify as veteran-owned. Businesses that opt into the designation receive a “veteran-led” checkmark in the highlights section of their Google Maps listing along with other attributes about the business, such as women-led or outdoor seating. Dr. Suzana Gjekaj is among the first local business owners to take advantage of the new feature. A dental surgeon and active-duty officer in the U.S. Air Force, Gjekaj owns JUICEssential near La Cantera and hopes other veterans see the veteran-led attribute as a commitment to quality. “My business is rooted in helping to make and keep a community healthy, as we do for our fellow service members,” she said. “This initiative will help bring exposure to a small business that gives back to th...

Time to savor classic humble pumpkin pie | Ledger Independent

It’s hard to believe we are a little bit shy of three weeks away from Thanksgiving. Truly one of my favorite holidays, this festive day is about more than just breaking bread, it’s about taking the time to sit together and give thanks. Lately, I have gone at such an electric pace it’s been hard to find the time to even speak with my family on the phone, much less enjoy each other in person. I’ve found myself at 38 helping in a kitchen where I am by far the oldest. What began as me expecting to go into the kitchen with a bounty of knowledge has truly been eye opening and humbling. Not to belittle what I do bring to the table, but recognizing there’s a lot of different ways to go about something. The whole experience has left me questioning so many things from cutting to potatoes to what my purpose in this crazy food world is. It has reminded me how much I have left to learn and how badly I want the knowledge and knowhow. Many times the reminder has come from mistakes, and other moments it has been in asking my peers a thousand questions. Why do we put ourselves in these positions? Or better yet, why don’t we put ourselves in humbling positions more often than not? Every day I ope...

Industry 4.0 platforms provide integration for tubular products  The FABRICATOR STAMPING Journal The Welder The Tube and Pipe Journal The FABRICATOR en Español The Additive Report The FABRICATOR The Welder The Tube and Pipe Journal STAMPING Journal The Additive Report The FABRICATOR en Español

Many tube fabricators use a different programming platform for each machine, which leads to some specific inefficiencies. Connecting two or more processes together using Industry 4.0 technology platforms provides a seamless operation in programming, fabricating, and process validation. Optimizing productivity and working efficiently can be at odds with each other, and as manufacturing processes become ever more complex, it can be increasingly difficult to work toward both of these goals. Dealing with several platforms—laser cutting, bending, and welding, for example—makes the many variables even more challenging to manage. Where possible, using a single software platform to program a variety of machines can be a big boost to productivity and efficiency. Bridging the gap between tube lasers and tube benders traditionally has been cumbersome. The crux of the matter was the lack of a viable technology platform linking the two processes, starting at the product design and programming phase. Managing these processes through the traditional method requires generating NC programs for the tube laser and tube bender on two separate platforms. Without any shared data, required part corre...

Homes Recently Listed in the Madison Area | Home and Garden

Cloudy with periods of snow after midnight. Low 21F. Winds NNE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 70%. About one inch of snow expected.. Cloudy with periods of snow after midnight. Low 21F. Winds NNE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 70%. About one inch of snow expected. This lovely Victorian oozes w/ charm & classic details: inviting front porch; lovely hrdwd floors & trim; ornate wood banister on open staircase in the foyer; 9 ft ceilings & original butler’s pantry. Bright & inviting w/ lot of windows & kitchen opens to family rm via pass-thru window & breakfast bar. The flow of light & energy makes this home a great place for family, friends & entertaining. Large bdrms w/ walk-in closets & one w/ office/library. Cute back yard w/ stone patio & tons of storage in basement. Updates: Roof (per assessor) in ’16; furnace & softener in ’18; dishwasher in ’13, storm door in ’19, updated wiring & some plumbing. Affordable, open floor plan is move-in ready! This condo is in a well managed assc., with access to a fitness center, big common green spaces, and full in-ground swimming pool! Close to shopping and dinin...

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