When Fortune magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” issue hit the streets in February, I decided to put together a column with several ideas about how we can make our companies better places to work.
The Buyers Guide is an annual tradition at Industrial Heating. Every July (24 and counting), we collect as much useful information from industry businesses as possible in order to publish that same information for you, the reader.
In our June issue, you can count on information you need to know about energy. Our first topic is the latest in battery technology. As you know, many of these advancements involve materials technology, which is also of interest to many of our readers.
Each year, I survey the hot automotive news to inform you about what is most compelling or most oft-reported. This year, it seems to break down to fuel-related news and technology changes. The third most popular stories seem to involve metals and materials, but even they are fuel-related.
As it has been for several years, Industrial Heating’s editorial focus in April is consulting and training. With an eye toward providing you with the most relevant information possible, we decided to “consult” our website analytics to see what is being viewed most often on www.industrialheating.com.
Our March issue focuses on heat treating. For those of you trying to figure out how to estimate heat-treating costs, check out this month’s article on this topic and the companion unabridged online version.
Our February issue focus is nonferrous, and much of our content this month deals with things nonferrous. Check out our feature articles on the following topics: improving efficiency in melting aluminum scrap, a furnace retrofit at an aluminum casting facility, aluminum brazing in vacuum furnaces and furnaces for processing ceramic capacitors.
Our focus in January is on new technology and other things you should be watching in the coming year. Let’s start off by introducing Industrial Heating’s new publisher, Darrell Dal Pozzo. The sidebar provides more information. We know that Darrell will be warmly received by our thermal-processing family.
If you have been reading Industrial Heating for a while, you know that I like to reflect a bit at year-end. Sometimes that means considering what has happened in the past year and occasionally looking ahead. We have also discussed what’s important in life – in addition to our vocation, of course.