From award-winning cover designs to engaging editorial and graphics treatments to expert columnists, Plant Services’ content is reader-driven, creating a powerful environment for your sales message.
From the Editor: In From the Editor, Editor in Chief Paul Studebaker, CMRP, brings his engineering background and 12 years of manufacturing experience to bear on controversial issues of relevance to the reader.
PlantServices.com: PlantServices.com is where Senior Web Editor Mike Ermitage offers his perspective on the digital age and guides readers to a monthly selection of fresh, interesting and valuable resources on our Web site.
PS Files: The PS Files news analysis column reflects Managing Editor Ken Schnepf’s journalistic talents and eye for current events that warrant investigation on behalf of our industrial audience.
Up and Running: The Up and Running section offers concise information ranging from industry news to research results, innovative and emerging technologies (including ground-breaking products and services), and new print and Web-based resources.
Crisis Corner: Crisis Corner, by maintenance evangelist and Contributing Editor Joel Leonard, offers news and advice to help readers mitigate the talent shortage in industrial maintenance (and enhance their own careers).
Asset Manager: Asset Manager is our forum where recognized CMMS/EAM expert David Berger, P.Eng., builds on his 13-year run of practical advice for getting the most from plant software systems.
Energy Expert: Our Energy Expert, Peter Garforth, draws on current trends and years of experience to focus attention, offer a solid perspective and propose actions readers can take to control energy costs.
Technology Toolbox: In Technology Toolbox, Contributing Editor Sheila Kennedy evaluates emerging technologies in the context of her 18 years of experience implementing industrial information systems.
Feature Section: The feature section kicks off with a cover story addressing a timely issue of broad reader appeal and drawing on vendor, practitioner and independent expertise for balanced analysis. It’s followed by other multiple-perspective, best-practice tutorial, and application articles.
Web Hunter: Web Hunter presents the Internet gleanings of Executive Editor Russ Kratowicz, P.E., CMRP, on areas ranging from professional development to esoteric but critical technical concepts.
In the Trenches: In the Trenches asks, “What would you do?” Based on a true story, this department describes a challenging management scenario with responses by legal, human relations and academic professionals.
Field Test: In the Field Test department, a staff editor critiques a product, software or service by interviewing experienced users and integrators.
Product Picks: Product Picks highlights innovative equipment, tools, supplies, software and services. New products offered on an exclusive basis may be considered for expanded coverage.
Boiler Room: Boiler Room is where maintenance operations experts Keith Mobley and Ricky Smith, both CMRPs, continue their longstanding practice of inspiring the best from the practitioners they know so well.