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Paul Kestler

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Wages & Process Improvements helped U.S. Automakers

Posted by Paul Kestler on Jan 25, 2017 10:52:16 AM

In 2007, U.S. auto manufacturers faced a $30 per hour labor cost gap as compared with their Asian rivals. A decade later, the cost differential has declined to around $10 per hour.  According to the Center for Automotive Research in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the average hourly labor cost, including benefits, was $58 at GM, $57 at Ford and $48 at Fiat Chrysler (March 2015).  Entry-level auto workers are being hired at $15.78 per hour, plus benefits, so the trend indicates further declines in average rates.

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Mini Test lead Adapters for PC Board Test, Repair & Development

Posted by Paul Kestler on Nov 16, 2016 12:46:38 PM

Having the right tool always makes the job easier. This is particularly true when working with circuit boards at the component level. Many engineers and technicians rely upon these useful miniaturized adapters to perform their test, repair and development work. If you're lacking any of these helpful tools, Mueller Electric's kit provides a convenient solution. Eight micro-tool adapters have been grouped into one Micro-Scale Kit, held neatly in a fabric Velcro wallet.

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Topics: Test & Measurement

Electrostatic Discharge for Plastic Painting Efficiency

Posted by Paul Kestler on Nov 11, 2016 9:54:49 AM

For most things in life, there's a direct relationship between effort and results. If you want to improve your golf game, you need to play regularly.  If you want to be an authority on Einstein's Theory of Relativity, then you're going to have to hit the books.  But occasionally there are some low-effort shortcuts available that make positive contributions to our everyday lives.  Perhaps they are not life transformative, but when they come along, you scoop them up as a freebie.

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Topics: Painting Plastics