Entries by Dan

The Birth of Modern Machining and it’s Impact on Johnston Industrial Supply

Johnston Industrial Supply was founded in October of 1968 by George and Patty Johnston.  That same year, John T. Parsons was the first recipient of the Numerical Control Society’s Joseph Marie Jacquard Award, for outstanding technical contributions.  Parsons is known as the “Father of the Numerical Control Machine.”  The invention of the NC machine sparked […]

Lockout/Tagout Programs

Failure to comply with Lockout/Tagout rules is a frequent violation of OSHA’s safety regulations.  Help your employees stay safe by using the correct lockout/tagout program.

32 Lean Manufacturing Terms to Know [infographic]

Does your facility practice lean manufacturing?  Whether you are a lean manufacturing newbie or an expert this infographic, by Newcastle Systems, will expand your lean knowledge. Interested in more information on Lean Manufacturing?  Read this Newcastle Systems article on lean thinking.

MFG DAY Infographic: What Manufacturing Really Looks Like

Manufacturing Day, MFG DAY, is an annual event that celebrates opportunities found across manufacturing.  Below is an infographic by NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) that shows how manufacturing enables our everyday lives, drives our economy, offers many different rewarding careers and what can happen when communities across the country come together to show […]