The History of the Mill

The History of: Manufacturing – The Mill

The history of manufacturing and the four industrial revolutions are unique in comparison but one commonality they share is the metal working mill. The metal working mill doesn’t have the same extensive history as the metal working lathe, but it has a history nonetheless.

Eli Whitney Invents the Mill

The origination of the mill is difficult to determine. For the most part, mills can be traced to the 1700s at a time when clock makers used mills to cut out balance wheels. However, it wasn’t until 1818 that the United States was able claim rights to the mill. And, all credit goes to Eli Whitney, the inventor of the cotton gin (which was invented in 1793). With the cotton gin up and running, Eli wanted to do his next big thing. He soon recognized his opportunity. With the US under threat of war with France, the US government was soliciting bids from contractors for the production of muskets. This is where Eli comes in.

At the time, muskets were hand formed by skilled workmen. This caused inconsistencies across each individual musket in design, fit, and form, and also made replacement parts difficult to get. It was time for a change. So, Eli got to designing machine tools that could manufacture parts at a faster rate and manufacturer repetitively. He thought was that machine tools would keep musket components uniform in shape, size, and design, unlike the hands of craftsman. With consistent and repeated machine tool operation, parts could be inventoried and also interchangeable. This idea of Eli’s ultimately created the production system as we know it. In 1801, Eli presented the system to Thomas Jefferson (President-elect at the time). Jefferson witnessed it in full and saw its value. With  approval (or at least the acknowledgement of greatness), Eli continued to manufacture arms with his invented machinery, passing down his arms shop (located in Hamden, Connecticut) to his son, Eli Whitney Jr.

Since Inception

Fast forward, many GREAT changes to the mill have progressed through the Industrial Revolutions. An American engineer (Joseph R. Brown) showcased his universal milling machine at the Paris Exhibition in 1867. Another American engineer further improved this machine in 1936. He thought the machines should provide more movement and allow the tool to approach work pieces at different angles and locations, with less manual operations. This engineer (Rudolph Bannow) named his machine the Bridgeport which manufacturing facilities across the US still use in production.

However, a Bridgeport is still very manual in nature so with the rise of automation, computers, and digital applications, we’ve seen the mills transform to what they are now – CNC Mills – but that’s a story for another time.

 

About the Author

Kim M

Kim Mooney, Technical Manager & Coach

 

 

 

 

 

 

FAQ – What is ITAR?

FAQs for PMG

PMG provides labor solutions to American manufacturers. That’s what we do in a nutshell and we take the “solution” part of that equation seriously. As a result, all of us here end up asking a lot of questions to make sure we find the right way to solve the real problem. Additionally, the community asks a fair amount of questions too. In this blog, PMG answers some of the most common questions.

What is ITAR?

Great question! Simply put, ITAR stands for International Traffic in Arms Regulations. These are federal government regulations that apply to any vendor whose product or service is for defense-related applications or military end-use. ITAR also applies to any contractors or sub-contractors involved with those products or services. ITAR compliant companies have to recertify annually and the main goal of certification is to ensure the restricted access of foreign nationals to anything that might be sensitive to national defense initiatives. Maintaining compliance is especially complicated, and critical, for multi-national companies with facilities located in many different countries!

Individual companies dictate how they enforce ITAR. However, those pursuing employment with ITAR compliant manufacturers and contractors will need to provide documentation that verifies their identity meets ITAR status. Two forms of government issued IDs are typically required, one of which must be photo ID. For a more detailed selection of which documents are acceptable, take a look at what’s required to attend a defense conference.

Interested in More?

Here’s a link to more details regarding the specifics of ITAR compliance. Then head to our website to read more PMG FAQs.

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  • Recently graduated from a technical training program, please consider joining our team through PMG ReTool.
  • If you’ve got experience, we have opportunities for you too! Join our PMG Talent Network

Have a question of your own?

We want to answer your questions. If you have any at all, send them to writingteam@pmgservices.com and we will get them answered in future FAQs!

 

About the Author

Josh E

Josh Erickson, ReTool Public Relations & Engagement Specialist

How It’s Made – The Kaleidoscope

Let me take you back to my childhood living room. Picture it with me: a couch, a love seat, a floor model television, a console table, and a lamp or two. Typical furniture items, typical colors, typical living room. However, one thing sticks out that wasn’t so typical. Sitting on the console table shelf was a kaleidoscope. I’m not sure where my mom purchased it (or why) but I loved it.  I’d often pick it up from its stand, carefully place it to my eye, and slowly turn the end. Constantly finding myself in wonder and awe at the changing colors and designs, I also remember thinking, how does this work, is it magic? Now that years have gone by, I’ve learned it’s not magic at all but still very interesting.

Kaleidoscope Components

Kaleidoscopes bring together a combination of simple mirrors, angles, and objects in a scientific way. No magic, no mystery. At one end of the tube is an eye piece, at the other end is an end cap. Inside this, there are two or three mirrors (or reflective surfaces) positioned at specific angles to each other. This alignment creates a V-shape or a triangle. Most kaleidoscopes have everyday objects objects between the mirrors: glass pieces, ribbon, confetti, glitter, feathers, flower, beads, and buttons. These objects in thin, round boxes (made of transparent material like glass or plastic) called cells, which are just large enough for the items to freely move. Seems simple enough but where is the science?

Kaleidoscope Science

The science comes when light enters the kaleidoscope tube and travels in a straight line. However, when it bumps into something, it changes direction. This is called reflection. When light coming into a kaleidoscope hits the mirrors, it reflects back in the direction from which it came. When light hits the objects inside the kaleidoscopes, it reflects toward the mirror,  resulting in constant reflection and redirection within the tube. Think of it as a laser light show only the colors, shapes, designs and patterns of the show are determined by the objects within the kaleidoscope.

Kaleidoscope Fun

Since the objects move freely within the kaleidoscope tube, the reflection of light against the objects inside the kaleidoscope can not replicated. This means you will never see the same pattern or design in a kaleidoscope twice. So, next time you find yourself looking through the eye piece of a kaleidoscope, move slowly, soak up the beauty, and find the wonder and awe in it!  Also, check out PMG’s blog for more interesting and intriguing How It’s Made articles.

 

About the Author

Kim M

Kim Mooney, Technical Manager & Coach

The History of: Manufacturing – The Lathe

The history of manufacturing is an interesting one. Although it’s often looked at through the lens of the four industrial revolutions, there is a lot more to it than that.  Even though each revolution is very different from the previous,  there are also commonalities. One of those commonalities includes a machine tool, called a lathe, which was actually around waaaay before any of the industrial revolutions.

Archaeological digs have found evidence that dates as far back as the 13th century BCE showing use of lathes among Greek, Assyrian, and Egyptian woodworkers. These lathes required two people for operation. One person turned a piece of wood with the assistance of a rope. In tandem, another person would shape the features into the workpiece with a sharp tool.

Ancient Lathe

 

 

 

 

 

Of course, with time comes change.

Variations of the Lathe

Ancient Romans (as well as others in Northern Italy, China, and what is now known as Turkey) made the initial developments to the first lathe. Changes made at this time include the addition of a turning bow and soon after, the addition of a foot pedal. The foot pedal was a very significant change. When pumped, it rotated the work piece for the operator. This removed the need for a second operator, ultimately making the process much more efficient.

Then, steam engines and water wheels were introduced in the early 19th century (and during, the first industrial revolution). When attached to lathes, the steam engines and water wheels rotated the workpiece at a rate higher than ever before.

An even bigger change happened in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, (if you’re keeping track, that’s the second industrial revolution). By powered lathes with electric motors and forged tooling, the lathe could now cut metal, rather than just wood.

Can you see the pattern? Each revolution brought a change to the lathe. Not only did the industrial revolutions change manufacturing but they changed the equipment, tools, and processes, as well. With digitization and automation in the third and fourth revolutions, the lathe machine tool became what it is today – the CNC lathe.

The CNC (computer numerically controlled) lathe is just as it sounds, controlled by a computer. The pre-programmed computer software automatically controls the movement of the tool, machinery, and/or material without a lot of operator intervention. Interested in learning more about CNC machinery? Read up on them here!

 

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Kim M

Kim Mooney, Technical Manager & Coach

Lunchbox Hack

How to Pick the Best Lunch Box

From tips to tricks to recipes, we want to make it easier for you to eat better and feel better at work. But we never talk about the lunch box itself. This month, we’re going to change that! Here’s everything you need to know about the lunch box, a list of my all-time personal favorites, and some thoughts on what makes each one great for you!

A Brief History

The first lunch box was seen in America in the 1880s. These early variants were often repurposed items such as empty tobacco tins or old cookie jars. By the 1920s, the lunch pail had become popular among younger members of the working class. When the face of Mickey Mouse first started appearing on lunch box lids, in 1935, the deal was sealed. Americans had a perfect new way to express their individuality while serving the most utilitarian of tasks. 100 years later, through metal and plastic and soft sided containers, the lunch box market has grown into a worldwide industry worth almost six billion dollars!

My All-Time Top 5 Lunchboxes

Igloo Playmate (Boss)

For more than 50 years, Igloo’s Playmate series has set the standard for personal coolers in terms of combining quality, price, performance, and durability to provide true value. This is the cooler your dad already has (and probably has longer than he’s had you). It comes in a variety of sizes to ensure you can find the perfect one to hold everything you need, from food to beverages to ice packs to paperwork! I really love the new Boss model for extra durability onsite too.

Stanley Heritage

This is for the coffee and soup fans on your shift. Stanley is better known for their Thermos-style mugs and jugs but they’ve been making coolers for a long time too. Their line is small but well made and proven in the field. I prefer their Heritage model because it combines their simple flat lid cooler with a 1.1 QT Vacuum Bottle that locks in place for transport. It’s the perfect pairing to make sure you have enough caffeine on hand to make it to lunch and that your food is still fresh once you get there!

Coleman Coolers

Coleman’s entire lineup of coolers is THE choice when price point matters most. This brand may be aimed more at the camping crowd than 9 to 5ers but they’ve been in the cooler business as long as Igloo and have the same classic styling as Stanley. Also, their products are normally around half the price of the other guys! I like everything they make but you’ll get the most bang for your buck with this three-piece combo.

Classic Aladdins

Since they created the first children’s lunch box based on the TV show Hopalong Cassidy, in 1950, Aladdin has become an icon of practical personalization. We all need to eat lunch but Aladdin’s (and their competitors’ lines) let us do so while showing the world, or just our shift, what we really care about. They also put a child size Thermos RIGHT IN THE BOX so a generation of kids could take their Campbell’s soup the same way dad took his Folgers. A lunch box can’t get more “All Time” than that! I personally prefer the blue Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles model I started with in the 1980s, but classic and current models can all be found online today.

Klein Tools Tradesmen Pro

This is the only “new” cooler to make my list. They may not have the history of brands previously mentioned, but they’ve built a better product. Good capacity, tremendously durable, transportable, feature rich, and still easy to clean, this cooler is hard to beat. Rated to hold up to 300 pounds, it’s one of the few coolers that can truly (and safely) function as a stool or step ladder onsite too. Plain and simple, no lunch box on the market is more suited to life on a job site.

 

I hope this helps you find a better lunch box, or at least helped you find out why you love the one you’ve got already. Regardless, if you found something to sink your teeth into, you might want to learn a little more about the history of the lunch box. Either way, keep in mind – we are always open to new ideas. If you have a recipe, tip, or trick you’d like to share, we’d love to spread the word for you. Please send any and all of your own hacks to writingteam@pmgservices.com and keep an eye out for more future hacks, too.

 

About the Author

Josh E

Josh Erickson, ReTool Public Relations & Engagement Specialist

FAQ – Difference between Flux Core & MIG Welding

FAQs for PMG

PMG provides labor solutions to American manufacturers. That’s what we do in a nutshell and we take the “solution” part of that equation seriously. As a result, all of us here end up asking a lot of questions to make sure we find the right way to solve the real problem. Additionally, the community asks a fair amount of questions too. In this blog, PMG answers the most common questions.

What is the difference between MIG (GMAW) and Flux Core (FCAW) Welding?

Great question! MIG and Flux Core welding are pretty similar in nature. They each use power supplies, are semi-automatic welding processes, allow for high production rates, and use continuous wire feeds. The two main differences between MIG and Flux Core welding are:

  • The types of electrodes being used
  • The process for shielding the electrode from the air and other contaminants

Electrode Types

In MIG welding, the electrodes are solid through-and-through. The opposite holds true in Flux Core welding where the centers of the electrodes are hollow.

Shielding Gases

In MIG welding, the electrode receives the shielding from supplied gases in tank or bottle form. In Flux Core welding, the electrode receives the shielding from flux located in the center of the electrode. The shielding gases are similar (often Carbon, Argon, Helium, and/or Oxygen) but they are supplied in different forms. MIG supplies it in the form of gas while Flux Core supplies it in the form of flux (kind of like Pixy Stix).

Interested in More?

Head to our website to read more PMG FAQs.

Looking to join our team?

  • As a recent graduate of a Technical Welding Program, please consider joining our team through PMG ReTool.
  • If you’ve been welding for quite some time, we have opportunities for you, too! Join our PMG Talent Network

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Kim M

Kim Mooney, Technical Manager & Coach

 

National Dog Day – Pups at PMG

Many people don’t know it but pets put the P in PMG! We have so many technicians that travel to project assignments around the U.S. with pets that we even offer Pet Insurance as part of our benefits package. Pets put a lot of joy in life for many of us and we want to celebrate that whenever we can.

We celebrated National Adopt a Cat Day in June with the stories of some of PMG’s favorite feline friends. This month, in honor of National Dog Day on August 26, our blog is going to the dogs! Founded in 2004 by renowned pet and animal expert, Colleen Paige, the intention of this day is to bring attention to the plight of animals around the globe and encourage adoption. We want to celebrate all the positive things that dogs, adopted and otherwise, bring to our lives by highlighting some of our favorite PMG pooches and how much their families love them!

 

Nevada

Dog Nevada

This is Nevada (Ada). We got her in April 2020, during the middle of the pandemic. She is definitely a pandemic puppy because she hates that everyone is now going back to in-person work/school! Ada loves boat rides and puppuccinos from Starbucks! You can find her on Instagram @nevadathedoodle .

Bree S., LD Recruiter

 

 

 

 

 

Tucker

Dog Tucker

Tucker will be 11 years young in October. I say that because he doesn’t let his age slow him down! He loves to play fetch, go for walks and will spend hours pacing the shoreline for fish. Sometimes, when I am working, he will lay under my desk & then peek his head out and watch me work (as pictured).

Kathy M., Lead Gen & Sales Enablement Manager

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bruno

Dog Bruno

Here is my furry friend, Bruno. His back story isn’t a big one and it’s simple. He was meant for me because we both share the same birthdate. 😊

Terrena J., Administrative Manager – PMG Energy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Penny

Dog Penny

This is Penny and she’s a rescue. She joined my life last summer and I feel so lucky to have her! She only has one tooth, and her favorite toy is a squeaky, stuffed “White Paw” can.

Colleen B., Lead Generation Associate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gretchen

Dog Gretchen

Where do I even begin? Up until about 3 years ago I didn’t even like dogs. After years of nagging, my husband and kids convinced me the timing was right to consider a dog. Long story short – we rescued the most amazing little border terrier/chihuahua mix. Her name was Gretchen when we met her and she responded to Gretchen – so we stuck with that. Gretch has honestly been the most amazing decision we’ve ever made as a family.

She’s our little therapy dog when we need her to be, our exercise dog when we need that, and a snuggle buddy when we need that. She’s incredibly sweet and very generous with her tail wags and slobbery kisses. She even led me to safety after a fall into a raging river once (it’s a long story and maybe not as dramatic as I make it sound). That bonded us for sure. I can’t imagine life without her now! She filled a hole in our hearts we didn’t realize needed to be filled. I’m officially a dog mom and that whole ‘who rescued who’ thing definitely applies to Gretchen and our little family!

Elizabeth B., Human Resources Manager

Casey

Dog Casey

How we came to adopt a dog, after I swore I’d never have a pet in my house, and how that decision led our family from the Twin Cities to North Dakota is a story all by itself. But how Casey came to join, and improve, our family is its own tale entirely!

We woke up early, left our house at 6:30am, drove through a snow storm, and met Casey at 10:30am. By 10:53am, we were in our car with a new passenger! She was officially part of the family and we were on our way back home. We later found out from the foster that she had “saved” Casey for us because she knew the sweetheart that Casey was needed to be with us, a family, and kids. Wow!

Casey is her given name from TMAR (Turtle Mountain Animal Rescue). Her nicknames include Casey Girl, Casey-dilla (as in quesadilla), and Lady. We thought about changing her name but felt she’d been through enough changes that she didn’t need another one. Additionally, it was always my mom’s hope that I would have the nickname “KC” (first initial K, middle initial C) but it never panned out, so this was inviting a little piece of that into our family, as well.

To make a long story longer, she’s been an absolutely wonderful addition to our family. She gets me outside on long walks even on the coldest of winter days, she’s taught my kids how to predict & know the needs of (and love) someone who cannot communicate verbally, makes us smile constantly, teaches us to manage through unfortunate events (like favorite shoes being chewed up), gives us the opportunity to meet new people (since she’s always a topic of conversation anywhere we go), and most importantly is a space of love whether we’re feeling down or feeling good. 

It was quite the process and series of events (some we knew of, some we didn’t) to get her into our home but we are so glad they played out in the way they did. We wouldn’t have it any other way.

Kim M., Technical Manager & Coach

Sindri & Loki

Dog Sindri and Loki

I grew up on a farm, and still run one, so I’ve always had dogs. I ask a lot of them too. They hunt, they herd, they control varmints, and I still expect them to be good family members too. In almost 40 years, I’ve never had a bad dog but Loki still stands out as extra special despite that fact. He’s a Heeler/Brittany mix and he was the first dog I ever brought home without having an older dog to show him the ropes. He’s also the first animal I brought home after my oldest niece was born. For more than 11 years he’s been training me constantly. I’m a better person, parent, farmer, hunter, and trainer because of the things he’s taught me about patience, communication, and commitment. I tell him every day that I love him and I don’t even feel silly about it!

Loki has been such a great teacher he made my girls want to raise and train dogs of their own. By November of 2018 he’d taught them enough that I felt they were ready to try. As luck would have it, a friend’s dog had recently had a litter of Tri-Collie/Terrier puppies and one of them chose us! A couple months later, Sindri came to join us at his forever home. He and my girls have been learning lessons ever since and it’s pure joy to witness.

I couldn’t be happier with, or prouder of, either of these dogs and I take every opportunity I can to brag about them. If you’re on the fence about getting a dog it’s time to get off. Let your furever friend find you today and, I promise, tomorrow you’ll be bragging too!

Josh E., ReTool PR & Engagement Specialist

 

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Josh E

 

Josh Erickson, ReTool Public Relations & Engagement Specialist

The History of Manufacturing – Industry 1.0 to Industry 4.0

Do you remember learning about the Industrial Revolution as a kid? The history books make it seem like there is just one major industrial revolution, starting in the 18th century, and that it changed everything about manufacturing in America and Europe. Furthermore, it changed economies and societies forever. Which isn’t false. However, major changes have been happening ever since, and are still happening. In fact, we’ve had four industrial revolutions – Industry 1.0 through Industry 4.0. We’re here to share them with you.

Industry 1.0

Industry 1.0 started in 1784, roughly, and is the one you read about in history books. The Mechanical Revolution. During this time, it was discovered that by heating up water you get steam. And steam can power things – like the steam engine. The invention of the steam engine goes back further than Industry 1.0 but it was nearly perfected during this time. With this new-found steam power, economies could move away from farming societies and into urbanization. Steam power meant powered tools, steamships, and railroads. With railroads came the opportunity to travel. With powered tools came factories. Put the two together and you’ll find workers clamoring to travel to the nearest (or not so nearest) factory for work.

Industry 2.0

This is the phase of manufacturing which started around 1870 and really pushed things along. Even though we had steam power, we didn’t have speed. Without speed, we couldn’t do as much. It was this notion for speed that changed the course of manufacturing forever.  In addition to this notion, more inventions came our way including gasoline engines, aircraft, radios, electric lighting, and telephones. This revolution ultimately brought us the idea of a very common fixture in manufacturing to this day – the assembly line. Industry 2.0 is the Mass Production Revolution. With the introduction of automobiles, the continued use of rail, increased forms of communication, and life changing inventions like electric lighting, change came more quickly. Thus, farming became a way of the old. In fact, some say that that another critical invention was made during Industry 2.0 – “the modern world”.

Industry 3.0

If you haven’t caught on yet, it’s inventions, inventions, inventions that drive the industrial train. Industry 3.0 was full of them. However, the inventions came in the form of digital technology. This is the Digital Revolution and started in 1969. What does this mean? With the invention of semiconductors, computers, and the Internet, things that used to be analog could now be digital. If you’re curious what that means, check out this comparison article on Analog vs. Digital Electronics. Digitizing technologies increases production and global supply chains and changes the way things are made, people work, and the world operates.

Industry 4.0

This is the industry you’re living in and it isn’t “over” yet. Therfore, we’ll keep this summary short and sweet. Our current industrial revolution centers around Artificial Intelligence (AI). What does that mean? It includes things like autonomous vehicles, materials science, 3D printing, a more robust Internet, robotics and automation, biotechnology, analytics, etc. You’ve seen it already with self-driving cars, autonomous vehicles for material handling, drones, your virtual assistant who talks through your phone, and robotics within manufacturing. Interested in hearing more? You can find a detailed description of Industry 4.0 (what it is, what the benefits are, and what will happen next) here!

Industry 5.0

Wait…this one doesn’t exist but I’m curious, what do you think 5.0 will bring?

 

About the Author 

Kim M

Kim Mooney – Technical Manager & Coach

Lunchbox Hack – Breakfast Edition

If you follow our blog, you’ll know that we produce this Lunchbox Hack article on a monthly basis with the aim to share tips, tricks and recipes for eating well and feeling good, no matter what career you’ve chosen. Going back to our very first lunchbox hack, you’ll notice they are centered around lunch (well…of course!) but in this month’s article, I want to focus on breakfast. It’s something that is often forgotten, purposely ignored, and/or not possible thanks to time. But that doesn’t make it any less important. We’ll be talking about breakfast foods that you can make ahead of time, throw in your lunchbox (see what I did there? It’s still a Lunchbox Hack even if it’s not lunch), and eat upon arrival at the jobsite or within the first hour or two!

Tip

When we’re talking lunchbox breakfast, the most important thing is to ensure the breakfast item is ready-to-eat and ready to go. What’s my tip then? Make things ahead of time! Spending a couple of hours on your day off or before/after work to make a batch of ready-to-eat breakfasts is a small price to pay for a week or two of sustenance.

Trick

Bake, Bake, Bake! Turn your breakfast (no matter what the ingredients) into a muffin, cookie, or bread.

Like eggs in the morning? Bake them (and any other ingredient you like) as a muffin! Then, freeze or refrigerate. You can eat these cold, warmed up, or at room temperature and they are definitely easy to transport.

If eggs aren’t your thing, but pancakes or waffles are, you can make those in the shape of a muffin, too. Here’s a recipe for banana pancake muffins that are definitely ready to eat.

Muffin, cookie, or bread-based breakfast foods are not only easy to eat and easily transported, they are very interchangeable too. There are nearly unlimited options out there for you if you experiment with the ingredients you use.

Recipe

Other to-go breakfast foods that you can make ahead of time include:

 

Keep in mind – we are always open to new ideas. If you have a recipe, tip, or trick of your own you’d like to share, we’d love to spread the word for you. Please send any and all of your own hacks to writingteam@pmgservices.com and keep an eye out for future hacks, too. Happy eating!

 

About the Author

Kim M

Kim Mooney, Technical Manager & Coach

Who is PMG?

Who Is PMG?

We get the question “Who Is PMG?” frequently and depending upon who you ask (or when) there is a short answer and a long answer. Before we get into that, you should know the idea of PMG started first and foremost as a solution. Our Principal recognized early on that there were not only skills and production gaps in manufacturing but also gaps in the solutions for these issues. Thus, came PMG!

Now, onto who we are.

The Short Answer

PMG is a manufacturing solutions company who mobilizes its nationwide team of highly-skilled, traveling technicians to rapidly boost output at manufacturers with skill-based production gaps.

The Long Answer

PMG is a manufacturing solutions company who brings 30 years of service to the manufacturing industry. By mobilizing our nationwide team of highly skilled traveling technicians to manufacturing facilities across the US, we help manufacturers and the overall supply chain deliver products to consumers and companies across the nation!

Yes, you read that right! 30 years of service and experience and that’s what makes us really good at what we do. However, we don’t stop there. Although 30 years makes us really good at what we do, we know we can always do a little more.

Here at PMG, our mission and goals are best summarized as:   

  • Growth – We value personal growth and development for our employees, as well as achieving consistent growth by partnering with our clients to help them achieve their production goals.
  • Results – We strive to not only achieve desired results, but to exceed them.
  • Initiative – We value initiative from our team members in contributing to team outcomes and helping us see things from different perspectives.
  • Teamwork – We value efforts to build strong team relationships, because we accomplish more when we work together.
  • Solutions Focused – When we encounter roadblocks on the path to our goals, we don’t let them stop us but instead focus on solving how to get around them.

 

If you’re interested in using our solution, joining our solution, or simply learning more, you can find more details on our website or contact us here.

 

About the Author

Kim M

Kim Mooney, Technical Manager & Coach