Category: Manufacturing News

Panduit and Grantek Win an Innovators Award for the Jointly Published Coal Generation Power Plant Case Study

September 12, 2018

Panduit and Grantek have been presented with an Innovators Award from Cabling Installation and Maintenance for the Coal Generation Power Plant Case Study that was published earlier in 2018. The judging panel consisted of cabling and communications system specifiers, designers, integrators and managers with vast professional experience. Grantek and Panduit were honored with a Platinum


Grantek Named 2018 System Integrator Giant

February 5, 2018

Grantek has been named one of the 2018 top System Integrator Giants in the world by Control Engineering Magazine. Grantek was awarded 21st place on the 2018 System Integrator Giants list. The System Integrator Giants list is compiled annually and ranks the top 100 system integration companies in the world by total system integration revenue.


MESA International and Gartner Announce 6th Annual “Business Value of MES” Survey for Manufacturers

November 13, 2017

MESA International and Gartner have been examining the Business Value of MES together for the past five years and are pleased to announce the 6th annual “Business Value of MES” survey. Manufacturers are encouraged to complete this confidential survey before the research window closes on November 24th. Participation in this short, 10-minute survey will help provide


Grantek Safety Expert To Lead Discussion with OSHA Director at Chicago Conference

August 18, 2017

  Jeff Winter, Director of Grantek’s Safety Practice, will be leading an all day joint session at the Chicagoland Safety, Health & Environmental Conference on September 21, 2017. The event will be held at the Naperville Campus of Northern Illinois University. Jeff and Carlos Gallegos, Assistant Area Director with OSHA, will discuss machine safety from


Setting up for Smart Manufacturing Success

August 15, 2017

By: Jim Toman, Sr. Director, Practice Development, Grantek Systems Integration There’s a lot of buzz in the industry right now, like nothing I’ve seen in a quarter century of working in this field.  Technologies including IIoT, combined with machine learning and cloud-based mobile features, promise to remake the landscape in terms of manufacturing optimization and flexibility. 


Grantek Expert on Cyber Security Shares Insight with MESA International

August 1, 2017

Chris Hamilton, Director – Industrial IT/OT and Cyber Security at Grantek, wrote about Cyber Security in Manufacturing for Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association (MESA) International. MESA International is a worldwide not-for-profit community of manufacturing companies, information technology hardware and software suppliers, system integrators, consulting service providers, analysts, editors, academics and students. Please click here to read


MESA International Board Member and Grantek Expert on Smart Manufacturing

July 17, 2017

Jim Toman, Director – Smart Manufacturing Practice at Grantek, wrote about Smart Manufacturing for Automation World. Since 2003, automation professionals have depended upon Automation World for relevant and comprehensive industry information and analysis on “the why and how of manufacturing automation.” Please click here to read Jim’s article: About Jim Toman: Jim Toman is


Grantek sponsors the Mechatronics Capstone Design Symposium at University of Waterloo

March 27, 2014

Waterloo, ON – On March 14th, Grantek sponsored the 6th annual Mechatronics Capstone Design Symposium.  The Mechatronics Design Symposium is an opportunity for final year engineering students to present their Capstone Design projects, which are the culmination of the students’ entire engineering education. Waterloo Engineering alumni Bryon Hayes and David Craig from Grantek’s systems engineering


IndustryWeek Best Plants Conference 2014 – Intelligent Manufacturing at Hillshire Brands

March 26, 2014

Grantek’s Ian Tooke will be joining Jonathan Riechert from Hillshire Brands at IndustryWeek Best Plants Conference 2014 to present Intelligent Manufacturing at Hillshire Brands, part of the Manufacturing Technologies Strategies track. The session will take place on Wednesday, May 7 from 8:45 am – 9:45 am.In this session, attendees will learn how Riechert and his team met the challenges of a growing, dynamic business by tapping into the real-time, actionable information available in their production operations. In conjunction with Manufacturing IT Solution Provider, Grantek, the company delivered a Manufacturing Intelligence (MI) environment that puts the right information in the right form for the right people at the right time.


Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) – Traceability

February 10, 2014

What is the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and how will it impact your food manufacturing operations? Traceability / food product tracing is the key. Food manufacturers are watching as the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) evolves to the next level as comprehensive transformation of food safety laws are developing. The focus of the FSMA is to shift food contamination responsibility from response to prevention.