It’s a point of pride that I have every issue of Process Heating ever published cataloged in a small library in my home office. Admittedly, it’s not as tidy as you might find at your local library. I tend to stack issues that I “check out” on the floor in front of the library until it’s time to clean my office. And, while my lazy filing means a career as a bibliophilic cataloger is doubtful, it also provides opportunities for rediscovery.
Such was the case as I paged through the September 2014 issue and came across my own column, “Life Lessons from Process Heating.” Though you can read the complete column online, one life lesson that bears repeating is, “Innovation is essential to manufacturing success. Keeping your products in line with and even ahead of your competitors’ — and more importantly, your customers’ wants and needs — is a challenge, and not one that can be ignored.”