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.

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
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
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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
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
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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
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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
Early last month a long-awaited rule to limit workers’ exposure to beryllium — a substance known to cause cancer — had been finalized by the Occupational...
2.16.2017
8:16am
Airgas has been fined $12,000 after a 2016 explosion at the Cantonment, FL facility killed an employee.
2.10.2017
10:01am
In this episode of Manufacturing Minute, artificial skin inspired by snakes and building a reliable wireless factory.
by Andy Szal
2.9.2017
10:36am
Cereal and snack maker Kellogg Co. has announced plans to close a distribution center in upstate New York.
2.9.2017
9:56am
Hourly workers at General Motors will see record bonus checks — up to $12,000 — after the company’s profits exceeded expectations.
2.7.2017
10:07am
A woman faces felony charges after allegedly putting dirt and sand on chicken at a Minnesota plant, causing a recall of more than 27 tons of chicken.
2.6.2017
8:51am
The workday was anything but ordinary for an airline maintenance employee who discovered more than 30 pounds of cocaine earlier this week.
2.1.2017
8:09am
As a reward to helping Ford Motor and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles reach strong operating results, nearly 100,000 hourly employees will receive bonuses.
1.27.2017
10:03am
In this Manufacturing Minute episode, making synthetic spider silk and the world’s tightest knot.
by Andy Szal
1.19.2017
9:23am
Top safety expert Todd Grover discusses the newly unveiled ANSI/ASSE Lockout, Tagout and Alternative Methods standards.
1.19.2017
7:31am
Last week Procter & Gamble announced plans to eliminate 100 percent of the company's manufacturing waste within four years.
1.17.2017
9:02am
An Atlanta-based paper and plastic recycler faces more than $133,000 in penalties after Department of Labor investigators found workers exposed to fire,...
1.16.2017
7:48am