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On-the-Job Training: Dixon's Competency-based Apprentice Program

Posted by Joe Sugarman on May 29, 2019 4:38:33 PM


Above: Apprentices, steering committee members and the on-the-job trainers for Dixon’s competency-based, Maryland state recognized program.

It’s a common story these days that many manufacturers find it difficult to recruit talent with the technical skills necessary for today’s modern plant. Dixon is working toward a solution. By implementing its own CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machinist apprenticeship program, the company is now able to grow a highly trained workforce from within.

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How to Choose the Correct Seal for Refined Fuel Transportation

Posted by Joe Sugarman on Apr 3, 2019 4:55:05 PM

In the refined fuel transportation industries, when it comes to choosing the right gasket or O-ring for the job, it’s important to remember: not all seals are created equal.  If these key components aren’t up to the job, leaks and other problems can occur. The problem is, seals come in a variety of materials and grades—something many people don’t realize.

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Q&A with Energy Market Specialist Tony Haston

Posted by Joe Sugarman on Mar 6, 2019 5:02:00 PM

Tony Haston has been with Dixon for 26 years. Beginning his career with the company as a territory sales manager, he currently works out of Houston as an energy market specialist. Dixon’s market specialists provide technical and industry expertise in focus areas such as energy, fire, and food and beverage / pharmaceutical.

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