Hand Turkeys and Hashtags Help to Feed Akron's Hungry

November 05, 2018 | TALLMADGE, OHIO

In the build-up to this year’s Thanksgiving, employees, contractors, families, and friends of SDMyers are getting creative and designing hand turkeys for a good cause—to help feed those in the greater Akron area who are struggling with hunger.

SDMyers has committed to donating $1 for every hand turkey created, photographed, and posted to social media with the hashtag #handturkeyforthehungry. The goal is to raise $1500 for a local charity that will feed Akron’s hungry this thanksgiving.

To kick off the campaign, SDMyers employees gathered together pens, glue, feathers, glitter, paper, and a whole host of art supplies and got to work.

This drive is still open, and everyone is encouraged to submit a hand turkey for the hungry. To get involved with the campaign, all you need to do is draw a hand turkey and post it to social media with the hashtag #handturkeyforthehungry and SDMyers will donate $1 to the cause.


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More than 1,200 maintenance and reliability professionals gathered in Orlando, Florida in October for the 2018 SMRP Annual Conference.

SDMyers Presents “The Art & Science of Electric Power Reliability” at SMRP 2018

November 01, 2018 | TALLMADGE, OHIO

Representatives from SDMyers recently attended the Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals (SMRP) 26th Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida, to promote the message of “No Power, No Happy” and to lead a learning session on electric power reliability.

Over the past year, SDMyers has promoted the message of “No Power, No Happy,” a concept emphasizes the risk of unplanned downtime and massive capital expenditure involved when a transformer fails.

Alan Ross, Vice President of Reliability at SDMyers, presented the learning session, titled “The Art & Science of Electrical System Reliability,” on Tuesday, October 23. The session included discussion on the organizational skills required to make a difference at an organization and overcoming the challenges associated with the shift in diagnostic and analytical systems brought on by condition-based monitoring.

Also represented at the SDMyers booth was the Electric Power Reliability Summit, a three-day event for reliability leadership that is slated for September 2019. Craig Satow, Market Manager for SDMyers, said that there was a lot of interest in the event.

“This year’s SMRP conference was especially interesting because a lot of the professionals we spoke to are beginning to focus on their high-voltage electrical systems,” said Satow. “And that’s an important conversation to have.”

This year’s event saw more than 1,200 attendees and 100 exhibitors over the week, which included learning sessions from industry experts and a keynote from Captain Mark Kelly, commander of Space Shuttle Endeavour's final mission.

SMRP is a nonprofit professional society formed by practitioners to develop and promote excellence in maintenance, reliability and physical asset management while creating leaders in the profession.

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Ashley Belding, Human Resources Generalist, and Mike Hudson, Manager of Human Resources, attended the NorthCoast 99 event in September on behalf of SDMyers.

SDMyers Recognized as a Six-Time NorthCoast 99 Winner

September 24, 2018 | CLEVELAND, OHIO

On September 18, representatives from SDMyers attended the NorthCoast 99 event in Cleveland, Ohio to be recognized as one of Northeast Ohio’s 99 best workplaces—for the sixth time.

The 1920’s-themed event, which brought together professionals from nearly 1,000 businesses throughout the area, celebrated “Roaring Workplaces,” recognizing Ohio companies for their human resources practices.

Other award winners span 20 different industries and include Akron Children’s Hospital, Fifth Third Bank, and the Greater Cleveland Food Bank.

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Electric Power Reliability Summit 2019 to be Hosted at The University of Texas at Austin

September 14, 2018 | AUSTIN, TEXAS

The Electric Power Reliability Summit will return to Texas on September 17-19, 2019, hosted by the university’s Center for Electromechanics, and will feature expert speakers and practitioners from across the country.

In May of 2018, the Electric Power Reliability Summit (EPRS) brought industry leaders, reliability professionals, and experts from several areas of power system reliability together in Houston, Texas. In 2019, the community will relocate to the AT&T Hotel and Conference Center on the campus of the University of Austin.


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More than 1,000 maintenance and reliability professionals will gather at the 2018 SMRP Annual Conference in October.

"No Power, No Happy": SDMyers to Bring Electric Power Reliability Conversation to SMRP Annual Conference in Orlando

September 05, 2018 | TALLMADGE, OHIO

SDMyers will be packing up it’s “reliable, low-cost and uninterrupted power” message and expertise and delivering it to the The Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals (SMRP) 26th Annual Conference, taking place Oct. 22 through Oct. 25 in Orlando, Florida.

The theme of this year’s exhibit is “No Power, No Happy,” a concept that emphasizes the risk of unplanned downtime and massive capital expenditure in the event of a transformer failure.


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