Jen Palumbo

Jen Palumbo
Jen is Public Relations Manager and Marketing Communications Specialist at Optimation. She develops website content and marketing collateral, write project profiles and case studies, handles media relations, and manages the Optimation blog.
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Apprenticeship Week: Q&A with Journey Worker Prudy Dalesio and Apprentice Sean DeNeef

Posted by Jen Palumbo on Nov 15, 2019 10:05:22 AM

What a fabulous week of celebrating Apprenticeships! If you've been following along, we've shared an interview with a journey worker and an apprentice at Optimation each day. Each one gave a different answer to the same questions I've been asking all week. We had a breakfast with our apprentices on Wednesday, celebrating them for making an investment in themselves, Optimation's future, and manufacturing's future. We're truly fortunate to have the best group of apprentices out there. Happy National Apprenticeship Week!

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Apprenticeship Week: Q&A with Journey Worker Paul Black and Apprentice Ricky Spinosa

Posted by Jen Palumbo on Nov 14, 2019 12:19:18 PM

We're celebrating National Apprenticeship Week all week long here at Optimation! As a part of our celebration, we're featuring interviews from one Optimation apprentice and one of our skilled journey workers each day this week. It's a chance to get to know some of our employees a little better, learn about the apprenticeship experience firsthand, and learn some wisdom from the folks who are fully immersed in their careers.

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Apprenticeship Week: Q&A with Journey Worker Dave Ignatowski and Apprentice Keith Bennett

Posted by Jen Palumbo on Nov 13, 2019 10:20:02 AM

We're celebrating National Apprenticeship Week all week long here at Optimation! As a part of our celebration, we're featuring interviews from one Optimation apprentice and one of our skilled journey workers each day this week. It's a chance to get to know some of our employees a little better, learn about the apprenticeship experience firsthand, and learn some wisdom from the folks who are fully immersed in their careers.

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Apprenticeship Week: Q&A with Journey Worker Scott Osher and Apprentice Marcie Dalton

Posted by Jen Palumbo on Nov 12, 2019 8:30:00 AM

We're celebrating National Apprenticeship Week all week long here at Optimation! As a part of our celebration, we're featuring interviews from one Optimation apprentice and one of our skilled journey workers each day this week. It's a chance to get to know some of our employees a little better, learn about the apprenticeship experience firsthand, and learn some wisdom from the folks who are fully immersed in their careers.

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Apprenticeship Week: Q&A with Journey Worker Steve Alvito and Apprentice John Lasher

Posted by Jen Palumbo on Nov 11, 2019 10:40:23 AM

We're celebrating National Apprenticeship Week all week long here at Optimation! As a part of our celebration, we're featuring interviews from one Optimation apprentice and one of our skilled journey workers each day this week. It's a chance to get to know some of our employees a little better, learn about the apprenticeship experience firsthand, and learn some wisdom from the folks who are fully immersed in their careers.

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The new www.optimation.us

Posted by Jen Palumbo on Oct 29, 2019 12:00:52 PM

I’ve been struggling to write this post without it sounding like an intro to a prize on The Price is Right. Perhaps the easiest thing to say is, “Look ma, new website!” But after working on the new www.optimation.us for many months, I wanted to give a little insight into what we wanted to achieve.

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An Essential Tool to Encourage Women in Manufacturing

Posted by Jen Palumbo on Oct 16, 2019 10:21:13 AM

This year, I spent Manufacturing Day by travelling to Chicago with Optimation VP of Engineering Wendy Smith, to support her as she was officially recognized as an Influential Woman in Manufacturing by Putnam Media along with 26 other women working in industry. The luncheon, awards ceremony and panel on supporting inclusive workplaces in manufacturing were all held at MxD, a digital manufacturing research and development facility that facilitates experimentation, simulation and training for emerging technologies.

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Topics: Manufacturing

Case Study: Heat Treating Line Installation

Posted by Jen Palumbo on Dec 6, 2018 2:18:47 PM

Equipment Installations often take a lot of skill and planning to execute well. Things like plant layout, alignment, utilities, startup and controls can all be important factors in project success. Install an expensive piece of equipment improperly, and you'll eventually have a very costly mistake on your hands. 

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Topics: Manufacturing, Equipment, Controls, Skilled Trades

Our Scary Stories

Posted by Jen Palumbo on Oct 31, 2018 11:11:36 AM

With Halloween here (ALREADY!), I thought it would be fun to ask folks at Optimation about their scary project stories. And each person shared their own perspective on how they’ve been spooked, scared, and creeped out on projects. Check out these fun reads below:

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Emergency Skilled Trades Services

Posted by Jen Palumbo on Aug 1, 2018 10:47:26 AM

Much of what we do at Optimation is for planned projects, with engineering and design, planned shutdowns, and a defined project schedule. But there are also times when all of that goes out the window and clients experience an emergency that requires quick thinking and a swift solution. Here’s one of my favorite examples where our skilled trades services were able to do just that.

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Topics: Skilled Trades

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The goal of this blog is to be helpful to readers by providing useful information about applications in industrial engineering, design and skilled trades, as well as industry knowledge. We're passionate about manufacturing in the United States. We have a little fun with it too.  

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