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What is WOG? – A glimpse into Avanceon’s Associate Advocacy Group

What is WOG? WOG stands for “Work Out Group” the meaning of which has long been lost in the folklore and yester-year within our company, but the fundamental principle shines through our culture daily. WOG is our company’s employee advocacy group.
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Are You In Control? – Why control maintenance does count

There are many sides to maintenance in a manufacturing plant. Preventative and corrective maintenance are necessary to keep machinery and equipment running at optimal efficiency. But an equally important (and often neglected) piece of the maintenance puzzle is the control system.
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Want to Keep Learning?….. Look to Your Colleagues for Inspiration

“Do you know how to use AutoCAD?” That was the question my boss asked me, a few weeks after I started in my new position at Avanceon. My response, “Wow! Yes, although it’s been nearly  9 years- but I’m sure I can brush up my skills.” Eager to impress at my new job and excited by the opportunity to gain new knowledge, I put together a plan and got to work. I began by watching some online videos. YouTube is a great resource. Now, I wouldn’t necessarily recommend learning a brand new technical skill solely based on YouTube videos but if you need a simple refresher as well as an update on enhancements, it’s a great place to start. I was actually surprised by how much it had changed over the years- I had plenty to learn!
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Finding the Perfect Fit: An Avanceon Employee Success Story

After college, I got a mediocre job working in Customer Care for an energy company. I used that job to gain customer service and sales experience and to build my resume, but certainly did not plan to stay forever. Before I knew it, however, one year turned to two and two to four. I found myself in a slump. Stuck in an uninteresting job and at a salary standstill, I decided it was time for me to further my career somewhere else.
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PLCs for the DIYer: Perfect for when you can’t get enough automation at the office

At Avanceon we are always looking to try new tools and innovate in all we do.  This is not limited to when we are “on the clock”.  Our homes are often another area where we look to apply our skills learned in the manufacturing world to make our life easier (or at least cooler and a topic for conversation).  While each of us can’t likely afford a top of the line Rockwell PLC for simple home automation, I have found low cost options that can allow me the ability to automate and control a number of functions in my home.
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