Six Pillars Spell Success

Reliability professional empowers champions to build a successful maintenance program.

By Michelle Segrest, Reporting for Maintenance Technology magazine

Marc Cote believes that the key to effective reliability is to start with the end in mind. “Performing a task is nothing special, but to stay on track with the rules of the game within the maintenance organization is usually one of the biggest challenges,” the 25-year veteran of spearheading effective reliability and maintenance programs said.

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Obsessed with Change

A transformation in management and culture, combined with an investment for future growth, revitalizes a 97-year-old tool-manufacturing company.

By Michelle Segrest, Reporting for Maintenance Technology Magazine

For Empire Level, giving new life to a company that was family-owned for five generations is more than an investment. It is an obsession. “There is a big difference between passion and obsession, and we are truly obsessed,” said Richard Gray, the senior vice president and general manager of Empire Level, Mukwonago, WI, a division of Milwaukee Tool Corp., Brookfield, WI. “Anyone can be passionate, but we go beyond that. We are obsessed about our brand being the best, obsessed about the quality of our manufacturing, obsessed about how clean our plant is, how happy our people are, and how well they are trained. We are obsessed about how much fun we have watching the company grow every day. This obsession really drives us.” To read the full story, please click here. 

Mainstream Conference 2016


Audio Coverage from Michelle Segrest, Reporting for Maintenance Technology Magazine

May 22-25, 2016 | The Woodlands Waterway Marriott | Houston, TX

Businesses are demanding. New leadership styles, technologies, and global standards are emerging. The big asset management shift is on. Maintenance and reliability have moved beyond their operational role, transforming into a core, focused and disciplined strategic business function. People, technology and new standards are the essential enablers of this transformation. This year’s Mainstream program has evolved and progressed to be a celebration of the leadership, technology, ideas and innovations that are transforming asset management in North America. Michelle Segrest reports live from the show with audio updates here.