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Posted By: Cliff J. on November 12, 2018 in
In my role as Trucking Specialist with Acuity, I have the privilege of meeting a great many motor carriers. Though many are cutting-edge and understand their costs and effectively work to address them, others, including smaller firms, struggle understanding how to integrate safety into their operations and reduce claims, fines, maintenance costs, and driver turnover.
Posted By: John L. on November 8, 2018 in
In a previous article, I wrote about the three categories of construction defects. I touched on design defects, material defects, and workmanship. I also shared that all parties involved in the design and construction of a project must go to the necessary lengths to prevent construction defects.
Posted By: Dana B on November 7, 2018 in
Open-office floor plans are nothing new. In fact, many companies have adopted some variation of an open-office environment. We want employees to feel valued and know they are a vital, unique, and important part of the organization, and the flexibility and adaptability of open offices can support this if utilized well. But the consensus is not always positive. Employees can feel frustrated and distracted when open-office plans are not carefully executed.
Posted By: Michael S. on November 7, 2018 in
Something I hear nearly every time I visit one of our manufacturing insureds is how hard it is for manufacturers to find new talent. When I ask the reason that they are looking for people, they usually respond with one of three answers: we are growing, we have a lot of people retiring, and people are leaving.
Posted By: Addie B. on November 5, 2018 in
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, heating and cooling account for nearly half of a home’s energy costs—over $900 each year. Smart thermostats can help control costs by providing more control over home temperature. A smart thermostat is a Wi-Fi enabled device that automatically adjusts temperature settings in your home for optimal performance.

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