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Building a Culture of Work Ethic and Competency

By Mark Dunbar on Jan 3, 2019

"Choose a job you love, and you'll never work a day in your life..." 

As the old saying goes...

This saying was ridiculous to me a decade ago...shoot, even just six months ago.

Topics: Innovation Impactful Relationships Competency Work Ethic
6 min read

Automation to the Rescue

By Arturo Chinchilla on Oct 24, 2018

Automation can be an intimidating subject.

Relays, switches, transmitters, panels, cables, PROFINET, Modbus, HMIs, PLCs

PLC-Who? And industry standards? Don't get me started.

Let's leave this subject to the "Sparkies" - Right?

But, let's rewind.

The reality is that automation is the future, and the future is now. Thanks in part to system integration, automation has become common place for industry.

Topics: Innovation Automation PLC Controls
7 min read

From Napkin Sketch to Successful Innovative Solution

By Arturo Chinchilla on Oct 5, 2018

Innovation can be difficult.

As engineers focus more on technical excellence ,  they tend to find themselves disconnected from the commercial world or the end-users of their products.

To master innovation, you need the right mix of culture, technology, processes and inspiration —  this takes time and involves a unique team.

Right? - Does this sound familiar?

Topics: StoneWall Projects Innovation Impactful Relationships Execute
14 min read

How to Start an Engineering Consulting Firm

By Blaine LaFleur on Feb 16, 2018

About 5 years ago, I left my job as a salaried mechanical engineer because I didn’t have as much ownership in my projects as I wanted.....well maybe that is not how it happened.

For those of you who know my story, know that my loss of a salaried position was not a mutual decision.

So in other words, I was kicked out of the plane with no parachute.

Topics: Innovation Impactful Relationships Stonewall News