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Lessons from the Olympic Games

Who doesn’t love the global hype of the Olympic Games?  Just the origin of the games is fascinating.   But as we watched the talent, cheered on our teams, and anticipated the results, there were lessons to be learned – lessons that could enrich our lives at home, work, and in our communities. LESSON #1 Cheaters…

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Pine Companies play role in solving local High School Scoreboard Dilemma

When a few LED bulbs went out on Lakeview High’s gymnasium scoreboard, the maintenance department turned to the Mercer County Career Center for help.  Unfortunately it was a little more complicated than simply replacing a panel or two.  The panels used in the scoreboard were discontinued and no longer available.  It was Greg McClure, a…

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Brian Jesteadt joins Pine

We are pleased to announce that Brian Jesteadt has joined Pine Instrument Company as the Network and Computer Systems Manager. Along with providing software and hardware assistance to Pine employees, Brian’s responsibilities will include the management and maintenance of company servers, PC’s, laptops, printers, data network, telephone system and website support. His background and expertise…

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Does Marketing Matter in Manufacturing?

Of course marketing matters in Manufacturing.  However, it is often more transparent to some than others.  This blog post is centered on the coolness of learning when learning wasn’t the intent.  This very true story unfolds during our company’s Friday afternoon break…which took on a life of its own in 2017.  The 15 minute work break,…

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Remembering Jim Tyger

We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of our dear friend and colleague, Jim Tyger.  Joining Pine Instrument Company in 2003, Jim worked closely with our asphalt customers on their equipment maintenance and calibration needs.   Our customers quickly came to rely upon Jim’s friendly reminders for their annual gyratory service arrangements and then scheduled…

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Creating the Future of the Asphalt Industry

The health of the US economy depends on the efficiency with which raw materials and goods move to market and people travel from point to point.  The efficient movement of people and goods relies on the quality of the supporting roadway infrastructure.  The quality of highways depends on the design, the materials used, and the…

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Get the Most Out of Your G1

The 3.5” floppy drive was state-of-the-art data management technology when the G1 was developed in the mid 1990’s.  The 3.5” floppy drive allows a G1 user to save test data electronically.  It provides an electronic calibration data backup for cases of CPU failure or calibration blunders.  It affords a user the means to retrieve diagnostic…

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The Pine G1 Controls Upgrade Kit

Your Pine G1 Gyratory Compactor has served you well.  It’s been reliable.  When you needed it, it performed.  It’s been durable.  The oldest machines are approaching 20 years of service.  Your lab technicians know the machine well.  It’s feels like an old friend. But what just happened?  The machine went dead.  Your efforts to revive…

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AASHTO Implements ISO 17025 Requirements

AASHTO R18 (2016) Sections 6.2.1.5 and 6.2.1.5.1 include a new requirement—ISO/IEC 17025-certified calibration of measurement standards not manufactured by the calibrating laboratory.  The 2017 edition of R18 reportedly changes Section 6.2.1.5.1 to exclude only proprietary measurement standards from the ISO-certified calibration requirement.  The purpose of this requirement is to build confidence into test results because…

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