My fellow Hoosiers…

At last month’s inauguration of Gov. Mike Pence, the 50th governor of the Hoosier State spoke of hope and determination. He challenged Indiana to be the first in job creation, education and quality of life, and in a time of uncertainty, for our state to serve as an “enduring beacon.”

A company’s revolution starts with great people

Few brands become iconic. While companies often boast about their longevity, past success does not ensure future success. We’ve seen the result of those who try to live in the past. So why do well-established businesses fail or falter?

Ten resolutions to revisit

Have you already dropped the ball on your New Year’s resolutions? Check out these 10 business resolutions made and kept by some of the world’s most accomplished professionals. Forbes magazine contributor Mike Maddock posed the question, “Have you noticed how the most accomplished people just seem to identify important things and consistently get them done?” […]

Why do some gearboxes last longer than others?

Most industrial operations have processes or equipment that are regular maintenance issues. Those that require regular attention often drive most of the maintenance, repair and operations costs. However, why do some gearboxes seem to last longer than others? The answer comes down to design, production and the application. Robust gearboxes are born to run. Minimized […]

From ‘soup to nuts,’ meet your product specialist

You may not need a recipe for coconut curry with chicken soup, but give one of our product specialists a try. From “soup to nuts,” our team of experts can handle inventory, product specifications, credits, returns and much more. “The traditional setup in our industry are separate departments for customer service, engineering and marketing,” said […]

Oh yeah. We’re still having fun.

Two years ago Master Power Transmission was born. Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., we’ve found a business-friendly community that mixes well with our company culture. While our manufacturing remains in Columbus, Ind., our sales, engineering and marketing are located in downtown Greenville. Over the past 30 years the city has undergone strategic public-private partnership to make […]

May we suggest ‘Manufacturing 3.5?’

As we emerge from the Great Recession, we can look back at economic development and see how greatly it has changed. From raw material extraction to cloud computing technologies, the landscape is much different. Pittsburgh-based Fourth Economy Consulting, a national economic development consulting firm, recently released a report on the pace of economic development in […]

It’s not just a man’s job

As U.S. manufacturing becomes more competitive through engineering and innovation, more women are joining the work force. Labor-intensive jobs are being replaced by computer-aided machining, and about a third of all manufacturing workers today are women. The United States is facing a skilled labor shortage. Throughout the country community colleges and trade schools are forming […]

Olympic Pride

After 17 days of competition, the 2012 Summer Olympics have come to a close. Our 531 athletes representing the United States are coming home. Some have gold, silver or bronze. Others are returning without a medal.  After two weeks of watching the joy of winning and the agony of defeat, what did these athletes teach […]

Is American Manufacturing Declining?

American manufacturing isn’t declining, it’s booming. So why are there these myths that manufacturing in America is falling? We’ve got the answers. Total U.S. manufacturing output, adjusted for inflation, was 215% higher in 2009 than it was in 1970, according to the United Nations. On a per-capita basis, output in 2009 was 142% higher than […]