Personal Skills Development & The Cost of Not Engaging Employees

For more information, contact David Schlechte, Personal Skills Development at (314) 322-3281 Research shows that employees who feel “engaged” with their leader and work take 60% fewer sick days—and are 87% less likely to leave their organization. The key?  Supervisors and managers who have the right skills to keep employees feeling engaged. More: Moving from […]

Timken Housed Units (& How to Pick the Right One)

Learn more about Timken “Customers know precision roller bearings need to be protected, particularly when they operate in dirty, moist or contaminated environments,” said Jason Sejkora, principal sales engineer at Timken. “But, with so many choices available today, customers may find it challenging to select the best option. That requires a thorough understanding of the […]

New Norgren Redundant Valve Manifold Offers Greater Safety, Reliability

Learn more about Norgren The new Norgren Redundant Valve Manifold (RVM) system reduces unplanned interruptions to production—and minimizes the health and safety risks of mechanical problems and system failures. “This technology is ideal for heavy industry, where downtime can cost as much as $1 million per day—or wherever emergency shutdown is critical to protect personnel […]

Rust-Oleum’s NeverWet – Revolutionary Liquid Repellant

Looking for an easy, affordable way to protect your tools, equipment, and personal protective equipment from water, ice, and mud? Repels Water, Ice, Mud Rust-Oleum’s NeverWet treatment repels water, ice, mud, and water-based food products—even those as dense as syrup and chocolate pudding—and can be used indoors and outdoors with equally good results. “This spray […]

FSG Lighting Technologies Cut Lighting Costs by up to 40%

Get a FREE FSG lighting audit Did you know that up to 90% of the cost of a lighting system is the energy usage?  By switching to newer, more energy-efficient lighting, you can save up to 40% of your energy costs. “There have been huge advances in energy-efficient lighting over the past 10 years,” said […]

Adam Massie Wins Charlie Howard Spirit Award

MERRIAM, KS—September 15, 2013—IBT Industrial Solutions announced that Adam Massie is the 107th winner of the Charlie Howard Spirit Award. He was recognized at the quarterly luncheon held at company’s corporate headquarters in Merriam, Kansas. Massie was chosen for demonstrating the qualities embodied by longtime IBT employee Charlie Howard—including dedication, loyalty, and a positive attitude. […]

IBT’s Tech X 500 Tradeshow Brings Vendors, Customers to Kansas Speedway

See more photos! Plant managers, safety managers, maintenance specialists, and operations managers from manufacturing and warehousing businesses across the U.S. converged on the Kansas Speedway for 3 days in September for the 4th Tech X 500 tradeshow. The show, hosted by IBT Industrial Solutions, is the biggest MRO (maintenance, repair, and operations) tradeshow in the Midwest. […]

Spirit of Charlie Howard Lives on at IBT

Who is the winner? In the southeast corner of the parking lot of the headquarters at IBT Industrial Solutions, a quiet memorial stands in a shady area.  The small park—complete with flowers and benches—is a tribute to an enthusiastic, longtime employee, Charlie Howard, who passed away in 1996. “He was just an excellent employee—always there […]

New Advanced Sorter System Helps Berry Plastics Reduce Errors

Challenge Berry Plastics, a leading Midwest manufacturer of injection-molded plastic packaging and thermoformed products, needed a better way to sort products for shipping at their new warehouse in Lecompton, Kansas.  The company is recognized globally for their drink cups, containers, bottles, closures, trash bags, and more. The problem?  How to get packaging produced on 10 […]

Do You Really Save Money When You Buy at the Cheapest Price?

Lowest price is not the same as lowest cost, said Todd Snelgrove, the Global Manager of Value at SKF. In fact, a 2013 survey by Manufacturers for Productivity and Innovation shows that industrial companies that buy on total cost of ownership (TCO) are 35% more profitable than companies that do not. More: Get SKF’s white paper, […]