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.

Authorities are investigating an accident that led to the death of a factory worker at a Wisconsin facility.
10.18.2017
4:14pm
The former Oscar Mayer headquarters in Madison, WI could have a new life after a company that buys shuttered plants and sells their assets, announced plans to...
10.11.2017
10:50am
In an Oct. 4 letter sent to OSHA’s acting assistant secretary of labor, Loren Sweatt, Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) expressed concern regarding the agency’s...
10.10.2017
1:25pm
It's Oct. 6, and you know what that means — it's Manufacturing Day. Here’s just a glimpse at some of the great events companies and organizations are...
10.6.2017
9:59am
A man was killed Wednesday morning after a fall from scaffolding at a Texas refinery.
10.5.2017
12:01pm
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Managing editor Rachelle Blair-Frasier discusses how the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce is helping create a workforce pipeline for the multiple...
10.5.2017
10:15am
Before celebrating this year's Manufacturing Day on Friday, Oct. 6, check out this infographic about how the event, and participation, has grown over the...
10.4.2017
7:38am
In IMPO's October Digital Edition, we celebrate Toyota Material Handling U.S.A.'s 50th anniversary of forklifts in the U.S. In Maintenance Matters,...
10.4.2017
7:26am
Managing Editor Rachelle Blair-Frasier discusses utilizing drone technology in industrial and manufacturing markets with CloudD8ta co-founder Dallas VanZanten...
10.3.2017
9:12am
In this Manufacturing Minute episode, editor Rachelle Blair-Frasier discusses how Dubai has green-lit a multi-stage project to build an 853-foot solar tower —...
9.27.2017
10:29am
IMPO managing editor Rachelle Blair-Frasier shares the scene Tuesday at the NSC expo in Indianapolis, where OSHA unveiled its annual list of its top 10 most...
9.27.2017
10:01am
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating after an employee was killed in an accident at a Pennsylvania Amazon facility.
9.21.2017
2:49pm
Take a look at the new 3D printing, repair and tactical products companies in Tennessee’s manufacturing hub.
9.12.2017
7:14am
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IMPO's September Digital Edition features a tour of 3D printing, repair and tactical products start-up companies in Chattanooga, TN. Plant Practices takes...
9.5.2017
6:26am
In this latest Manufacturing Minute Episode, we discuss the discovery of a new surface for ships that prevents buildup of barnacles, mussels and seaweeds, as...
by Rachelle Blair-Frasier
8.29.2017
10:26am
A Colorado coal mine worker was killed after being trapped under a two-ton trough.
8.28.2017
8:18am
A worker was killed earlier this month after being buried in soybeans in a grain bin.
8.25.2017
7:38am
In this Manufacturing Minute episode, Depth-Sensing IR Cameras and Graphene-Fed Spiders Spin Super Silk.
8.22.2017
10:16am
In this Manufacturing Minute episode, propelling satellites with teaspoons of water and a spit activated battery
8.15.2017
10:10am
An investigation continues after a worker died earlier this week in an accident at an Alabama automotive metals manufacturing plant.
8.11.2017
10:58am
In this Manufacturing Minute episode, creating cheaper, greener biofuels from recycled aluminum foil and a look at smart underwear.
8.8.2017
10:41am
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TreeHouse Foods announced this week plans to close two plants and layoff around 375 workers.
8.3.2017
10:30am
A natural gas explosion at a Minneapolis school collapsed part of the building killing two people and injuring 9 others. The explosion was caused when...
8.3.2017
9:16am
A look inside Raymond Corporation’s RayBuilt Center of Excellence facility in Syracuse, NY.
8.2.2017
10:09am
Having plans in place, and adhering to those plans, is one of the best ways to mitigate maintenance and safety risks. However, you can never be fully-prepared...
7.28.2017
8:30am
In this episode, we discuss a simple wire-based robot and an autonomous floating space drone.
7.27.2017
9:32am
No need for sleeping bags, swim shorts or sunscreen at this summer camp. Instead of crafting and telling scary stories around the campfire at night, these kids...
7.25.2017
7:45am
In this Manufacturing Minute episode, building artificial floating islands and a chairless chair.
7.18.2017
10:11am
It is important to have a regular maintenance plan in place to catch all those little issues before they become a big problem that results in lost time, money...
7.18.2017
9:50am
In this Manufacturing Minute episode, a morality algorithm for autonomous cars and a robot with a sense of touch.
7.13.2017
12:07pm
Two utility workers were injured in an explosion outside of a Virginia plant earlier this week.
7.12.2017
11:30am
Investigators are looking into what caused an ammonia leak and explosion that left two people injured last week.
7.10.2017
10:00am
A 20-year-old man was killed Thursday in an industrial accident in Wisconsin.
7.7.2017
9:58am
IMPO's July/August Digital Edition features a tour inside Raymond Corporation's new RayBuilt Center of Excellence facility in Syracuse, NY, where...
7.7.2017
8:35am
In this Manufacturing Minute episode, an elevator without cables and Oscar Mayer adds drones to its Weinermobile fleet.
7.6.2017
10:40am
Michael Gretczko, principal at Deloitte and general manager of ConnectMe, offers a way that manufacturers can better retain top talent. Here we asked Gretczko...
7.6.2017
7:41am
President Donald Trump isn't the only politician making the rounds touring American manufacturing sites. Last week, Vice President Mike Pence visited...
7.3.2017
3:29pm
In this episode of Manufacturing Minute, a new cool battery and virtual reality that’s easy on the eyes.
6.29.2017
10:07am
This infographic by Bosch details which trades are at risk for silica dust exposure, as well as how workers can protect themselves.
6.22.2017
9:55am