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Between the Lines: Gadgets and Corona

By Fred Martel This article is brought to you via an iPhone. A few years ago, I invested in a portable Bluetooth keyboard. I haven’t used it until now. The reason is simple. We experienced a severe storm yesterday which knocked out power to more than 1300 homes. So, no Wi-Fi. Got out my cellular wireless modem. No service. Top that off with a Coronavirus quarantine and you can lose it or get creative. Read More

Fujitsu Hosts Second Annual TSA Conference

Fujitsu General America, Inc., recently hosted its second annual TSA (technical service advisor) Conference, this time in Las Vegas, NV. “The TSA Conference is a team building event between the distributor support staff and Fujitsu,” said Victor Gomez, Fujitsu’s VP of Operations. “It enables both parties to work together as one team to deliver the support that matters most to their contractor.” More than 200 service advisors from Fujitsu’s rep and wholesaler network attended the… Read More

Protecting Workers and Customers During the Pandemic

To say that coronavirus has changed the ways in which Americans live, work, and interact with others would be an understatement. Here in New Jersey, one of the hardest-hit regions, it seems as though the state has been at a virtual standstill since mid-March. Countless thousands of residents are now working from home. Many others, deemed essential workers …

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Rhoads Metal Works Creates Clean Air for Hospitals

Rhoads Metal Works needed to find a way to adapt during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of RMW’s loyal customers were forced to pull projects, defer maintenance or close completely. The business needed to respond quickly to the harsh reality of decreased revenues and the need to furlough many employees to assure survival. Rhoads would have to adapt to the changing needs of their customers. Rhoads’ innovated response was found in the changing needs of its… Read More

Robotics Component Enhances Lincoln Tech Machining and Manufacturing Training Program

Lincoln Educational Services Corporation (NASDAQ: LINC), a national leader in specialized automotive and skilled trades career training, will add robotics courses to its advanced manufacturing career training program at the Mahwah, NJ campus this spring.  The Advanced Manufacturing with Robotics program is supported by Haas Automation, and prepares students for careers working with computer numerical control (CNC) manufacturing equipment. Lincoln Tech’s Mahwah campus – which features a partnership with the NASA HUNCH program as part… Read More

Taco Family of Companies Promotes Cheryl Merchant to Chief Executive Officer

The Taco Family of Companies Executive Chairman and owner John Hazen White, Jr. has announced the promotion of Cheryl Merchant to Chief Executive Officer of the 100-year old, third generation family-owned company. Merchant, who joined Taco in 2019, was previously President of Global Operations. Cheryl Merchant “During her time at Taco, Cheryl has proven herself a capable and talented leader. I feel confident that our company will continue to move in a positive direction under… Read More