Year In Review: Top 10 Articles of 2023

  • January 2, 2024
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top 10 articles of 2023

2023 was an exciting year for Van Meter, as we celebrated 95 years in business. While we’re proud of 95 years of history, it was also exciting to bring you new types of content and continue to be your resource for electrical industry tips, tricks and news. We covered everything from smart manufacturing and robotics to wire pulling tips to creating a winning workplace culture. Check out our list of top 10 blog posts from 2023 to see what people found most valuable, and stay tuned for more in 2024!

1. How to "Re-Eye" Your Wire Pulling Rope

how to eye splice your wire pulling rope

Watch the video tutorial or keep reading for a step-by-step guide on how to make an eye splice to create a new wire pulling eye. Read more »

2. Aagard's Industrial Robotics Solution is the Future of the Packaging Industry

industrial robotics case study

Do you need speed, efficiency and flexibility in a tight workspace? Robots could be the future for you too. Watch the video to see the robot demo in action, or read on to discover how Aagard’s industrial robotics solution is solving challenges for its customers. Read more »

3. Celebrating 95 Years of Growth: How Progress Helps Van Meter Stand the Test of Time

van meter 95 years

As Van Meter turns 95 this year, learn from three Van Meter employee-owners—with over 95 years of combined experience—about some of the biggest changes they have seen during their careers and the lessons they have learned. Read more »

4. FactoryTalk Optix vs. Ignition: Which Should You Use?

factorytalk optix vs ignition

How does FactoryTalk Optix compare to a similar platform like Ignition from Inductive Automation? Van Meter’s Design Engineer, Jamie Leonard, has used and compared both, so you can decide which platform will work best for you. Read more »

5. Van Meter Announces New Solar Distribution Center

van meter solar distribution center

Van Meter Inc. is opening a new solar distribution center in Milan, Illinois. The 25,000-square-foot facility is dedicated solely to housing solar inventory and providing first-class operations and logistics personnel to support a wide variety of renewable energy project needs and applications. Read more »

6. Creating a High-Performance Culture

high performance culture

Culture is the outcome when people live your organization’s values. The first step is to define what you value. What does your company stand for? What do you believe in? What is important to creating success and achieving your purpose? Read more »

7. How Van Meter Changed My Life

how van meter changed my life

For two Van Meter employee-owners, working for Van Meter put them in the right place at the right time to create a better life for themselves and for their families. Here’s how working for Van Meter changed their lives. Read more »

8. Van Meter Named To Top Workplaces USA List

van meter named to top workplaces in USA

Van Meter Inc., a leading distributor of electrical and automation solutions and provider of related contractor and industrial services, is a 2023 Top Workplaces USA award recipient, ranking among the top 100 qualifying mid-size companies in the nation. Read more »

9. Women in the Trades Talk Shop

women in the trades

Did you know only 2% of electricians in the U.S. are women? That’s just one in every 50 electricians. For women, working in the trades is a unique career path—but is it a fulfilling career? We talked to three women who work in the electrical trades to learn about their experiences. Read more »

10. Start Smart: Find Value Streams In Your Business With Smart Manufacturing

find value streams in your business with smart manufacturing

Manufacturers are tasked with reaching ever-increasing goals—with fewer resources. Trying to optimize your manufacturing operations without the right people, processes and technology in place makes it harder to reach those goals. Read more »