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2019


 

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This winter brought us one of the coldest winters on record for Illinois. In this issue, we focus on the cost of workplace injuries, becoming a better communicator, new smart devices, a news story of a thwarted vandal, and the kickoff of the Martin Motion robotics season!

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Chocolate makes everything better! Even a cold winter. In this issue, we look at the health impacts that come with welding fume exposure, 3 ways you can improve your workplace culture, the top 10 coolest gadgets to come in 2019, a bathroom "bomb," and Martin Engineering's contributions to Junior Achievement.  

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March Madness is upon us and we are thinking Spring! We have 5 tips for working in the rain, 6 ways to become a better listener, a look at FedEx's "SameDay Bot," a news story about an unexpected welfare check, and a look at Martin Engineering's brand evolution over the last 75 years. 

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April showers bring May flowers! With all this rain we bring you an article to help you stay safe in floodwaters, 6 tips to reduce your workplace stress, 5 ways technology will change the world, a funny story from a frightened woman, and a video showing how we reduce stress at Martin.

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Happy May Day! Now that it's warmer we bring you 10 outdoor safety tips for spring, 3 daily actions that set the tone for your workplace culture, a self-docking boat, a funny typo, and some Martin Engineering honey money.

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It's national Bike Safety Month. Always remember to wear proper PPE! This issue we've got a third-grader who saves her best friend's life, 6 ways to build a safety culture, one-day delivery from Amazon, some hilarious autocorrects, and a look at the Martin Boot-lift Railcar Connector.

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Spending the warmer days outside at an Aggregate Plant! With the warmer weather, mosquitos are a big problem, in this issue find out how to get rid of mosquitos in your yard, how culture is shaping value change in construction, a solar cooler that uses the sun to keep your drinks cold, a perfect ad for a used car, and Martin Engineering's sponsorship of the 2019 Black Hawk College Welding Invitational. 

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Spending some time out at Martin Field. In this issue, we look at 18 tips for staying cool on the job site, 5 keys to boosting workplace culture in manufacturing, 15 emerging agricultural technologies, workers performing an escaped lion drill at a zoo, and of course a video for the season opener at Martin Field!

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This month we introduced our new BOOM! program to recognize special moments happening in our Martin Family. We highlight the sounds of summer, 6 ways to change your work culture, 22 ideas that will change the world, a good way NOT to save time on your commute, and a closer look at the BOOM! program.

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We didn't start the fire. This month we learn how to avoid ticks and the diseases they carry, 10 ways to improve employee engagement in manufacturing, 6 new technologies in waste management, 17 tweets that prove kids ask the funniest questions, and a look at Martin's participation in the Adopt-A-Highway program.

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We can't wait for Kari's baby to make an appearance! August is back-to-school month so we make sure to take a look at school safety. We also highlight 5 ways to communicate better at work, 7 ways AI is driving manufacturing, mysterious In-N-Out burger in Queens, and Martin Engineering's employee fire extinguisher training.

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75 YEARS! To celebrate 75 of Martin Engineering, we surprised employees with new shirts. We present articles illustrating the risks of long workdays, 3 ways to improve communication at your plant, shatterproof phone screens, mystery TVs on Virginia porches, and a Martin kickball game at Martin Field.

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Happy Labor Day weekend and congrats to Kari on the birth of her baby girl! Today we look at home eye safety awareness month, 5 better listening skills, robots in the 2020 Olympics, a viciously over-priced television with hilarious reviews, and the Martin Engineering farmers market.

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The 75th Anniversary party got competitive with a mechanical bull riding competition. Along with our celebration, we look at health and safety tips for camping, 6 ways to promote a positive workplace culture, 5G technology in underground mining, a man who parks his smart car in the kitchen, and a recap of the mechanical bull challenge. 

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We are thinking pink for Breast Cancer Awareness month. In this issue, we have fall weather safety tips, the secret to success for big businesses, John Deere's smart lawnmower, funny tweets from dads, and a closer look at Martin Engineering's pink campaign. 

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Throwback to our costumes from 2018 while we get into the Halloween spirit. Take a look at these articles about Halloween safety, having fun at work, smart heavy machinery, the finalists of the wildlife photography awards, and a video of Martin Engineering's cannons for a cause.

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Check out our 2019 group Halloween costume! For the month of November, we're looking at what to wear for colder outdoor work, 3 daily actions to shift workplace culture, rats driving cars, a man blowing up his back yard, and the unveiling of the Martin Museum.

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