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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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Recent Posts

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

Retrofitted Solvent Coater

Posted by Jen Palumbo on May 31, 2018 2:43:33 PM

As we've said before, skids come in all shapes and sizes, for many applications and industries. Take this solvent coater we retrofitted for the New College Institute.  

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Topics: Skid Systems, web handling

Effective Risk Management for Projects

Posted by Jen Palumbo on Jul 6, 2016 4:59:56 PM

In the May/June issue of ISA's InTech Magazine, Diane Trentini discusses the top five upfront project considerations for risk management (click the link to read the full article). 

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It Looked Good on Paper ...

Posted by Jen Palumbo on Apr 5, 2016 2:54:07 PM

“It looked good on paper.” We’ve all heard that before, or thought it ourselves, haven’t we? This statement is even the case in our line of work in engineering and skilled trades services - what looks good on paper may not work out so well in practice.

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Topics: About Optimation, Manufacturing

The Roundup - Final Four Edition

Posted by Jen Palumbo on Apr 1, 2016 3:13:43 PM

Another week in the books, as we look ahead to this weekend and the Final Four in March Madness! Miss any of our posts from this week? Check them out right here. 

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The Roundup - Shamrock Edition

Posted by Jen Palumbo on Mar 18, 2016 1:20:54 PM

We just wrapped up another great week of posts, as well as another fantastic St. Patrick's Day! In the spirit, check out the link to photos from the St. Patrick's Day parade in Rochester this year. Optimation Construction Manager Tom O'Connell is a past president and board member of the parade. Congratulations to him and his fellow volunteers for another great parade.

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The Roundup - Library Edition

Posted by Jen Palumbo on Mar 11, 2016 2:49:47 PM

Here's the roundup of posts from this week, as well as a few other things we thought were worth noting. 

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The Roundup - IoT Edition

Posted by Jen Palumbo on Mar 4, 2016 8:00:00 AM

A roundup of posts from this week, as well as a few other things we thought were worth noting. 

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Topics: About Optimation

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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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