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Acuity produces a variety of videos to help you understand who we are and how our people make the difference. Peruse our playlists as we discuss tips to selecting the right coverage, the latest industry trends, and see how our unique culture sets us apart from other insurance carriers.

Manufacturing

October 26, 2017
How 3-D Printing Drives Business

3-D printing isn't a super new technology, but it can help your business in multiple ways.

We sat down with Steve from Andres Machine Service to showcase a few of these business drivers.
October 23, 2017
Why You Should Consider Implementing a Machine Monitoring System

Technology in manufacturing is rapidly changing.

Marc from A to Z Machine Company talked to us a few weeks ago about why they choose to utilize machine monitoring.
October 25, 2017
The Benefits of Machine Monitoring

Our manufacturing specialist, Mike, sat down with Marc from A to Z Machine Company.

Mike and Marc discussed the benefits they have seen in their shop after installing a machine monitoring system.
November 19, 2017
OSHA Workplace Violence Prevention

Unfortunately, the topic of workplace violence is one that comes up too often these days, and something all companies should be prepared for.

Kelly, an OSHA Compliance Specialist, provides some insight into ways you can prepare.
October 16, 2017
OSHA Emergency Action Planning

Having a proper emergency action plan for your business is important.

Kelly, an OSHA Compliance Specialist, helps outline some tips that can help you get started. Even if you have one already, it is good to review it every once in a while.
October 12, 2017
Staffing is Still the Largest Challenge Facing the Manufacturing Industry

Staffing remains a challenge for manufacturers.

Randy from Omega Tools outlines why this is his largest issue.
October 10, 2017
Manufacturing Rundown - October Edition

There is so much going on in the industry, it can be hard to keep up.

Mike covers execution systems, the new ISO 9001 standard, and ways manufacturers are finding new technology in the latest Manufacturing Rundown.
October 2, 2017
How Technology is Shaping the Manufacturing Industry

Technology is changing how the manufacturing industry functions.

Randy from Omega Tool, Inc. provides his thoughts on these changes and how they use lights-out manufacturing to keep up.
August 28, 2017
Ask the Specialist: Preventative vs. Predictive Maintenance

Preventative vs. Predictive Maintenance. Learn about what type makes the most sense for your business.

In manufacturing there are two main types of maintenance—preventative and predictive. Preventive maintenance is generally done on a set schedule, based on things like length of time or hours of use. Predictive maintenance takes into account more detail about how equipment is actually used.
August 4, 2017
A Conversation on Safety and Emergency Action Planning with OSHA

Acuity’s own loss control representative, Gwen Arps, talks with Kelly Bubolz, an OSHA Compliance Assistance Specialist.

A conversation on safety topics that include emergency action plans, natural disasters, man-made disasters, OSHA applications, and other resources OSHA provides.
July 25, 2017
Acuity Went There: LTC Manufacturer Training

Here at Acuity, we have an appreciation for the manufacturers we insure.

We sent a team of underwriters, loss control specialists, and claims adjusters to Lakeshore Technical College to get hands on experience with some everyday manufacturing operations.
July 6, 2017
Ask the Specialist: The Role of Exoskeletons in Manufacturing

Mike shares his experience using an exoskeleton suit.

Exoskeletons are bringing many benefits to manufacturing companies. You can use these suits in plenty of ways to aid in your employees safety, efficiency, and task work.
May 25, 2017
Manufacturing Rundown – May Edition

A rundown of items that makes the news in the manufacturing world.

In this month’s edition of the Manufacturing Rundown take a look at how to increase efficiencies in your business, the technology of exoskeletons, and how artificial intelligence is growing in manufacturing.
December 18, 2016
Ask the Manufacturing Specialist: How to Make a Great Strategic Plan

Strategic initiatives in the manufacturing company can be hard to bring to all the employees, but it is a necessary step to succeed.

The day to day workers are the ones implementing your strategy so keeping them in the loop and the what and why is one of the most important, but often missed, parts of the process.
December 18, 2016
Ask the Manufacturing Specialist: Research and Development Tax Credit for Manufacturers

Acuity Insurance’s manufacturing specialist, Mike S., brings you up to speed on an important topic for tax season, research and development tax credits that are available to manufacturers.

This tax credit is for manufacturers that perform research and development. It was recently made permanent and was expanded to companies with less than $50 million in revenue. This research and development tax credit isn’t just a tax deduction, but is a full dollar to dollar tax credit on the taxes owed.
December 18, 2016
Ask the Manufacturing Specialist: Fishbone Cause & Effect Diagram

Acuity Insurance’s manufacturing specialist, Mike S., explains the value of utilizing the fishbone cause-and-effect diagram for solving manufacturing problems.

This diagram assists manufacturers in breaking down the causes of a problem and aids in finding solutions to resolve and prevent the recurrence of the problem. The fishbone diagram works best when a team of employees are assembled to brainstorm the possible causes together. This will ensure a more well-rounded analysis of the problem you wish to solve.simply.acuity@acuity.com.
December 18, 2016
Business Insurance for Manufacturers

America’s manufacturers take pride in what they create, and Acuity is proud to provide manufacturers' insurance for businesses of every size.

Acuity supports the manufacturing industry by providing the expertise, products, and world-class service that companies rely on. We’ve developed our industry specialization for over 40 years, and manufacturing is one of our largest classes of business.
January 23, 2017
What to consider when sourcing your manufacturing materials?

It’s important to not just go to the cheapest supplier, but find a quality supplier as well.

Learn more about supply chain management from Mike, our manufacturing specialist.
January 23, 2017
Tips on managing multiple supply chain vendors

Vendor management inventory software is an important tool for today’s manufacturers.

Listen to Mike share tips on managing multiple supply chain vendors.
January 23, 2017
Ensure your visual controls are up to date

If you don’t know what you got then you won’t know what you need.

Understand your visual controls and run an inventory analysis.
February 22, 2017
Ask the Manufacturing Specialist: Cyber Security Protection for Small Businesses

Tips to protect your business against cyber security attacks.

According to the National Cyber Security Alliance one in five small businesses fall victim to cyber crime. Of those that get hacked, 60% closed their business within six months after the attack happened, an astonishing number.


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