Rachelle Blair-Frasier
Managing Editor

Rachelle Blair-Frasier is the Managing Editor of IMPO. Rachelle joined ABM after working through the ranks of the weekly newspaper industry from reporter, to editor, to managing editor at the Lodi Enterprise and Poynette Press in southern Wisconsin. Rachelle received a Bachelor of Science journalism degree from Central Michigan University before relocating to Wisconsin to pursue a career. Rachelle’s interests lie in the outdoors, cooking and self-sufficiency. When she’s not researching the latest manufacturing news, she’s tending to her 1,200-square-foot vegetable garden, trying out a new recipe or training her and her husband’s two versatile hunting dogs — Rupert, a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon, and Kate, a Spinone Italiano.

A woman suffered severe blood loss when her hand was caught in machinery at a Schick factory.
5.26.2017
11:38am
In this episode, NASA’s new technology to safely land drones in an emergency and instant IoT.
by Andy Szal
5.25.2017
10:09am
There are some innovative ways companies are looking to solve the problem of forklift safety. One of the most exciting is the incorporation of virtual reality...
5.25.2017
7:49am
Take a look inside Milwaukee Tool’s Greenwood, MS manufacturing facility where hole saws and Sawzall are born.
5.22.2017
9:55am
In this Manufacturing Minute episode, how to extend your EV’s battery life and a look at Europe’s largest offshore wind farm.
by Abbey Dean
5.16.2017
10:14am
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Late Monday night, news of possible plans by Ford Motor Co. to cut 10 percent of its global workforce began circulating.
5.16.2017
10:00am
More than 20 people were injured in an explosion Monday at a Schaeffler facility in Germany.
5.15.2017
3:46pm
An Ohio auto insulation manufacturer faces more than $500,000 in penalties after a machine amputated a worker’s right hand, wrist and part of his forearm.
5.12.2017
8:26am
Pete Butler, from MS Companies, discusses how manufacturers can benefit from the rising gig economy.
5.9.2017
10:30am
Two years ago, IMPO published a story about APL Logistics’ effort to simultaneously implement 5S at all of its U.S. facilities. We recently caught up with...
5.8.2017
7:44am
IMPO's May/June Digital Edition features a tour inside Milwaukee Tool's Greenwood, MS manufacturing facility, where hole saws and Sawzall blades are...
by Mike Hockett
5.4.2017
8:43am
One person was killed and another injured in an accident that occurred while employees were doing maintenance work at the KapStone Paper and Packaging Corp....
5.2.2017
9:58am
During his Tuesday visit to Snap-on’s Wisconsin headquarters, President Donald Trump signed his "Buy American and Hire American" executive order.
4.20.2017
10:19am
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There is a lot of talk going around about the skills gap — the more than 2 million advanced manufacturing jobs that will go unfilled due to a lack of skilled...
4.19.2017
7:36am
After nearly three months of radio silence, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has posted its first news release about enforcement actions.
4.17.2017
3:04pm
A shooting that occurred in the parking lot of a Tennessee automotive part production plant has left one person dead and two others in critical condition.
4.13.2017
10:41am
One person was killed, and four others injured, after an explosion at an ammunition plant in Independence, MO on Tuesday.
4.11.2017
4:06pm
A Texas aluminum manufacturing building was destroyed this week by a fire caused after a bottle of compressed nitrogen fell into molten metal.
4.7.2017
9:32am
There are nearly 19 million military veterans in the U.S. Of those, 1.6 million are younger than 35, and more are transitioning out of the military each year....
4.6.2017
9:48am
Charlie Chung, Senior Marketing Manager at UPS’s Industrial Segment, discusses industry trends and how technologies have changed over the years.
4.4.2017
8:44am
IMPO's April Digital Edition features a tour inside the non-profit training facility, Workshops for Warriors, which offers veterans advanced manufacturing...
by Mike Hockett
4.4.2017
8:43am
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A Coca-Cola factory in Ireland ceased production last week after a machine became clogged with feces.
4.3.2017
10:57am
Employees found something out of the ordinary last week while digging at a North Carolina Frito-Lay factory property. Unexploded ammunition.
4.3.2017
10:09am
It’s a question I’m sure everyone in the industry has had to answer once or twice. “What’s so cool about manufacturing?” Instead of responding to the question...
3.23.2017
5:34am
More than a year has passed since a technician was killed by a robot at a Michigan factory, and her family wants answers.
3.20.2017
8:37am
A slowdown in North American business and a high inventory in China has led to more than 30 employees to be laid off at a Zippo plant.
3.17.2017
8:19am
In this Manufacturing Minute episode, a robot that learns by reading thoughts and a greener alternative for 3D printing.
by Andy Szal
3.16.2017
10:07am
A former candy factory in Minnesota will have a new life as a pet treat manufacturer and hired back some of the previous employees.
3.13.2017
9:13am
In order to meet president Donald Trump’s pleas to have Apple products manufactured in the U.S., funds may need to be available for foreign investors.
3.13.2017
9:10am
“Made In America”. More and more that little flag stamped on products is becoming a decision factor for American shoppers. Now, Detroit rap/rocker Kid Rock is...
3.8.2017
8:08am
Anderson, Indiana will soon be the new home of a Japanese-based auto parts factory bringing 200 jobs to the area.
3.6.2017
10:50am
Nearly 2,000 workers will leave through voluntary buyouts as Boeing moves forward on job cuts previously announced in December.
3.6.2017
10:34am
The effective date of a long-awaited rule that would reduce workers’ exposure to beryllium — a substance known to cause cancer — has been pushed back. Again....
3.3.2017
7:43am
In this episode of Manufacturing Minute, pulling uranium out of seawater and an adorable dog-drone is this Japanese town’s mascot.
by Abbey Dean
3.2.2017
10:15am
Hasbro announced that starting mid-2018, the company will work with a manufacturing partner to produce Play-Doh at a facility in East Longmeadow, MA.
3.1.2017
9:53am
In this Manufacturing Minute episode, a bi-pedal delivery service robot and creating tires from grass and trees.
by Jon Minnick
2.23.2017
10:50am
Udaya Devineni, Senior Vice President of Services at Schneider Electric, discusses the potential Trump’s public infrastructure modernization plan creates for...
2.23.2017
7:06am
In this Manufacturing Minute episode, improving industrial maintenance with drones and trapping waste energy to power wearables.
by Andy Szal
2.16.2017
10:19am
Nearly 20 employees at a Kansas manufacturing plant were treated after carbon monoxide exposure earlier this week.
2.16.2017
10:13am