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Ergonomics Month: Spooky, Scary, (damage to your) Skeletons

You know what’s scary? Watching people sit at their desks. It’s like Michael Meyers just went on a murder spree and that’s just how they wound up – all slumped over and uncomfortable-looking, necks and arms at odd angles with their eyes glazed over. All cheesy...

Leading with Divine Purpose

A personal side from our Lean Manager, Phil My childhood was filled with mistakes, bad circumstances, and failures. My father was not a father and I had to figure who I was at an early age and own it. At sixteen, my grandfather told me that we are a product of our...

NeoCon Notes: A take from a tradeshow newcomer

This was my second trip to the NeoCon event in Chicago in as many years and it felt different this time around. I drove down to the show from Holland, Michigan with a few OMT-Veyhl interns, which was an event all its own – interesting people with different...

The True Costs of Buying Offshore

Everyone knows that price is one of the most important factors when making any buying decision.  Throughout my career as a purchasing agent, it has been my experience that certain countries on the other side of the world frequently provide a great piece-price, making...

Good Neighbors and Tacos: Culture Observations from an LA Transplant

Before I moved to Holland in 2012 I had never been to the west side of the state. I had visited Michigan about a dozen times before and every time I stayed in Midland. I had been to Detroit, but only to the airport. I would spend some time at my in-law’s lake house...

Color Cures Boredom: Thoughts from an Engineer

As a career mechanical design engineer and a bit of a nerd, I often live in a “black and white” universe, constantly breaking solutions down into “ones and zeros” and “straight lines and circles”. Many would think of this as a boring outlook and I must admit that it...