Ever wonder why your order for however-many ounces of wire is always a little over or under what you ordered? The simple answer is: tolerances. Tolerances are developed to fit manufacturing capabilities and, while it is possible—even standard—to have tight (close) tolerances, a tolerance is, by definition, a variance between the intended and the actual.
Recently our website underwent a complete makeover, and one of the coolest updates, in my opinion, are the product review tabs! As a member of the machine operator team, I make some of this stuff, which means that you, the customer, have a direct line to me, the operator. Your product reviews are a powerful and valuable source of information!
Here at Rio, we’ve created an empowered workplace operating within a common set of principles. So we’ve got a challenging yet supportive environment sharing a common set of values, but what about the tools that make our culture work? Effective feedback is among our most useful (and most used) tools around here. In today’s post, Mark shares 11 framing techniques for giving feedback. Try them and tell us what you think!
We just finished up our 2nd annual Rio In Motion education event! Couldn’t make it this year? See what you missed!
Rio In Motion 2012 is on! Opportunities for learning abound during Rio In Motion and a favorite highlight is our hands-on demo room, which offers attendees the chance to play with the latest tools and equipment. Check out a few of our favorite demos. . .
From Netscape to streaming video, our website has come a long way in 15 years. Laugh with us at the glorious mid-90s and then fill out our survey and help us make riogrande.com even better. You could win $100 in Rio Grande credit!
Rio Associate, Judie Pellegrino has given us 24 great years and we’re all better for it! Take a look at a few highlights from the Judie years.
A year ago this week, a group of product managers, customer service representatives, coaches, warehouse fulfillment folks, and writers at Rio Grande collaborated to launch The Studio. . .
Last January, Rio Grande opened its doors for Rio In Motion, our first-ever educational extravaganza right here at our Albuquerque, New Mexico headquarters. Our doors will open again January 22-27, 2012. Come join us!
Our goal each and every year is to pack our catalog with everything you need to create great things. To make shopping easy. To provide all the information about our products so you can be sure you’ll get what you need. To share helpful tips and tricks. To inspire you. Tell us what you think!
This time of year is all about getting kids outfitted, supplied and registered for the new school year. There’s a lot of excitement, enthusiasm and maybe just a little bit of the jitters when faced with new ideas, new connections and new challenges, but that’s what makes it a thrill! Why leave all the fun to the kids?
Here at Rio Grande, there is a lot of enthusiasm for and support of lifelong learning – especially when it comes to learning as much as possible about the products and processes that make our industry ‘tick’. . .