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 versatile hunting dogs — Rupert, a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon, and Spinoni Kate and Oskar.

A working automobile parts factory in France was damaged last week when a military plane accidentally dropped a replica bomb on it.
4.17.2018
11:34am
A Utah man was killed over the weekend after an industrial accident at a twine manufacturing facility.
4.13.2018
10:51am
In a recent conversation, Jason Scales, manager of Education Solutions at Lincoln Electric, discussed the company’s mission to foster welding education and...
4.13.2018
10:19am
Manufacturing an explosive material such as rocket fuel can be dangerous business. To lower the risk, engineers are taking a cue from nature with the design of...
4.11.2018
10:59am
Two Tesla employees reported that a fire at the company’s Fremont, CA facility temporarily stopped production earlier this week.
4.6.2018
11:03am
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A carpet manufacturing plant where a worker was recently killed, has been under investigation before for safety hazards.
4.5.2018
9:43am
A new video from Aerones, a Latvian company that specializes in industrial heavy-lifting drones, shows a wind turbine cleaning drone at work.
4.5.2018
6:16am
A worker was killed last week in an accident at a South Carolina BMW vehicle plant.
4.4.2018
3:39pm
Snow on the runway can cause chaos and long, expensive, flight delays. But that could be a thing of the past after autonomous snowplows were tested for the...
3.28.2018
9:36am
At least 6 people were killed and another two injured after an explosion at a chemical factory on Thursday.
3.22.2018
10:40am
Just opened, Lincoln Electric’s Welding Technology & Training Center provides state-of-the-art education for the welding industry.
3.21.2018
4:49pm
Researchers at Harvard University have created a new soft robot that can sense touch, pressure, movement, and temperature all thanks to 3D printing.
3.13.2018
2:58pm
A Swiss-based company announced today plans to reopen an aluminum smelter plant in Missouri’s impoverished Bootheel region. Officials say the move could bring...
3.9.2018
4:55pm
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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the death of an employee at a Maine sawmill.
3.8.2018
4:07pm
Officials are investigating an accident at a western Louisville manufacturing facility that left an employee fatally injured.
3.8.2018
4:02pm
In IMPO's March/April Digital Edition, we visit Lincoln Electric’s new state-of-the-art Welding & Technology Training Center in Euclid, OH.
3.2.2018
5:47am
Researchers are borrowing from snakes to create a soft snake-like robot that can crawl without any rigid components.
2.27.2018
1:57pm
A Tennessee worker was killed earlier this month while attempting to dislodge a part that was stuck in a piece of equipment.
2.26.2018
7:28am
Managing editor Rachelle Blair-Frasier visits mezzanine and lift supplier Wildeck to discuss how it promotes safety through example.
2.22.2018
10:29am
Graphene — the extremely strong and thin wonder material — may have another new use this time as edible RFID tags.
2.20.2018
5:08pm
The penalties have been reduced for an Indiana auto parts plant originally facing $224,000 in fines after a worker was killed in an October industrial accident.
2.15.2018
10:49am
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IMPO recently spoke with Toshiba America Business Solutions product manager Theresa Lee on how proper labeling can improve your supply chain efficiency, as...
2.12.2018
10:50am
Lack of sleep not only keeps you pressing the snooze button on your alarm clock morning after morning, but can also cause injuries to yourself and your...
2.8.2018
10:32am
Researchers from Binghamton University and Rutgers University may have found a way to put an end to crumbling roads with a self-healing concrete.
2.7.2018
5:55am
In IMPO's January/February Digital Edition, we visit mezzanine and lift supplier Wildeck's Waukesha, WI facility. Plant Practices discusses how...
2.5.2018
5:45am
An Indiana woman was killed over the weekend after getting stuck in a machine at a Fort Wayne plastics factory.
1.11.2018
9:52am
Alabama will be the new home of a future Toyota-Mazda auto plant, sources say.
1.10.2018
9:55am
Samsung plans to begin operations at its South Carolina washing machine factory this month as top executives wait on a tariff decision by the U.S. government.
1.5.2018
10:33am
Crews at a Detroit wastewater treatment plant have discovered organs, or pieces of tissue, in late December.
1.4.2018
11:23am
An enterprise artificial intelligence company recently teamed up with a steel company to create the first smart steel production facility of its kind. IMPO...
1.4.2018
9:49am
We recently spoke with senior vice president of operations of The Raymond Corporation, Rick Harrington, on manufacturing workforce development and how...
12.29.2017
8:00am
Managing Editor Rachelle Blair-Frasier looks back on IMPO's top articles for 2017.
12.28.2017
8:15am
Managing Editor Rachelle Blair-Frasier looks back on IMPO's top news stories for 2017.
12.27.2017
8:00am
Managing Editor Rachelle Blair-Frasier looks back on IMPO's top blogs for 2017.
12.26.2017
9:00am
Managing editor Rachelle Blair-Frasier talks with Universal Robots founder Esben Østergaard about how safety is evolving in the world of robotics.
12.22.2017
9:35am
Managing editor Rachelle Blair-Frasier got an inside look at the latest in collaborative robotics at the annual Robotiq User Conference in Canada.
12.20.2017
4:54pm
Looking to nature for inspiration, a team of scientists are developing a bio-friendly power source, similar to the way electric eels generate power.
12.19.2017
2:49pm
One worker was killed and two others injured after becoming trapped in an ink vat in Sydney, Australia.
12.11.2017
11:08am
Intuitive warehouse staff stopped a group of thieves from escaping with building equipment using forklifts.
12.11.2017
10:34am