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Automation Training is Hiring!

As many of you know, for the past three years or so I have been teaching PLC, HMI and SCADA classes for Automation Training, a Canadian company. During that time I have visited many places and met a lot of

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Teaching and Consulting

Four years ago I relaunched my old company, Automation Consulting Services, Inc. as Automation Consulting, LLC. For the first year or so I spent a lot of time contracting for machine builders and engineering firms, mostly writing PLC and HMI/SCADA

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More Startup and Debug

After spending the last several months working on some of my entrepreneurial ideas and teaching PLC programming classes, I just spent the last couple of weeks contracting on a machine and system startup/debug job. I feel very fortunate to have

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A Change of Direction

For the past 20 years I have been involved in the automation and machine-building industry in one form or another. In 1996 when I had a lot more energy and less common sense, I started my own integration business that

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Tennessee Association of Independent Integrators

As I mentioned in my previous post, I have been contracting with a machine builder about an hour from where I live. This project will probably take until some time in May and maybe beyond. During this time it is

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I’ve been back working for myself again now for about 2 months since returning from my trip to Central America. For the first 6 weeks or so I was pretty busy setting up my office, networking and doing some small

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