Articles by SCMFG/Staff

Control Panels; The brains of contemporary manufacturing

As manufacturers continue to automate processes and outfit their facilities with the latest in production technologies, the need and application of industrial control panels is on the rise. The contemporary manufacturer is already under the gun to upgrade its standards and services with Industry 4.0 innovations like…


Nikola and Proterra agree to long-term battery supply for zero-emission Class 8 semi-truck

New strategic collaboration expected to power the Nikola Tre BEV and Tre FCEV with Proterra battery technology Multi-year supply agreement represents Proterra Powered’s expansion into the Class 8 truck market PHOENIX. January 18, 2022 —Nikola Corporation (Nasdaq: NKLA), a global leader in zero-emission transportation and energy infrastructure…




SUVs could soon go on a carbon-fiber diet

SUVs tip the scales at about 4,000 pounds, but they could soon shed some weight with the help of a nationwide team led by a Clemson University automotive engineer. The team is launching new research aimed at knocking at least 160 pounds off of an SUV while…


What makes an effective employee feedback system?

It is 9:00 am on the second Tuesday of the month, your standing meeting time with your boss.  You dread this monthly meeting.  It is the same every month.  Your boss starts the meeting with some small talk, asks you how your family is doing, and then…


Another Year Ends, A New Year Begins

By now, radio stations are playing holiday music 24 hours a day. Some stations even began playing holiday tunes before Halloween. For some business owners, this is when their business blossoms. Black Friday is just that: the day that the business covers all expenses for the year…


Digital Transformation at Sulzer in Easley

The final OpExChange plant visit for 2021 took place at Sulzer Pumps in Easley, SC. Sulzer shared their recently implemented digital platform for work instructions along with an in-depth tour of their factory. Thomas Holcombe is their Managing Director and hosted the event. Value Stream Manger, Robert…



Being the Best You Can Be

For all who know me, the following shouldn’t be any surprise. I am just an average guy. In college, I was an average student. Calculus was one of my worst nightmares. Until I learned how to study, my grades suffered terribly. Learning didn’t come easy, and I…