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.

Esben Østergaard, co-founder and chief technology officer of Universal Robots, discusses receiving the Engelberger Robotics Award and the future of industrial...
7.19.2018
6:47am
Residents and businesses in an area of Bellville, Texas are being ordered to evacuate after explosions were reported near a local gas plant.
7.17.2018
2:21pm
In IMPO's July/August Digital Edition, we attend the grand opening of Combilift's new manufacturing facility and global headquarters in Ireland, and...
7.17.2018
10:50am
Material handling equipment manufacturer Gorbel Inc. has announced plans to open a crane manufacturing plant in Arizona. The move is part of Gorbel’s efforts...
7.17.2018
10:40am
Researchers from Queensland University of Technology have developed a faster and more accurate method for robots to grasp objects even in changing or cluttered...
7.5.2018
6:45am
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A California man was killed last week while working on a mixing machine at a soap and dietary supplement manufacturer.
6.22.2018
6:35am
A Washington utility worker was killed last week while working at a hydroelectric dam.
6.20.2018
3:33pm
A 62-year-old man was killed in an industrial accident at an Idaho lumber mill.
6.20.2018
3:26pm
A collaboration between MIT’s Self-Assembly Laboratory and BMW Design Department has resulted in adaptable, inflatable structures that one day could allow for...
6.20.2018
8:25am
When a machine has stopped working on the production line, the first question is always “why?” And while the first answer might fix the issue temporarily, not...
6.8.2018
6:35am
A Wisconsin factory worker has been arrested after adding a few extra ingredients to Johnsonville sausages that weren’t in the recipe.
6.5.2018
10:53am
Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University have created a material that can spontaneously heal itself after extreme mechanical damage while maintaining an...
5.30.2018
5:19am
A worker at a Tennessee sawmill was killed earlier this month after reportedly falling on a saw.
5.24.2018
11:05am
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A worker at a Wisconsin Caterpillar plant has died after suffering crushing injuries in an accident at the facility earlier this month.
5.23.2018
11:14am
A tire factory maintenance worker was killed earlier this week after his clothing became entangled in machinery.
5.10.2018
4:42pm
Tesla faces more than $110,000 in fines after federal safety regulators investigated an industrial accident that left an employee hospitalized with electrical...
5.10.2018
10:56am
It’s no secret that scientists are constantly on the hunt for new ways to reduce carbon emissions. Now, a research group from the University of Turku in...
5.10.2018
10:37am
A Utah man was killed earlier this month while trying to restart a palletizing machine at a pet food manufacturing facility.
5.9.2018
3:39pm
An employee was killed early Saturday morning after a fall at a chemical plant in North Carolina.
5.8.2018
4:24pm
In IMPO's May/June Digital Edition, editor Mike Hockett attends a press trip to Thailand showing what the country has to offer in maintenance and...
5.8.2018
1:34pm
The owner and a manager of a California building supply company have been charged with involuntary manslaughter and labor code violations related to the 2016...
5.8.2018
10:53am
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An evacuation order was lifted early this morning after a Wisconsin oil refinery caught fire Thursday.
4.27.2018
9:43am
Officials are investigating an accident that took place earlier this week in Richhill Township, AL.
4.26.2018
4:47pm
Honeywell is recalling more than 82,000 hard hats because they may fail putting workers at risk of head injury.
4.26.2018
10:04am
There has been no lack of research in looking for the best solution to clean up oil spills. However, a recent discovery could be the first to utilize waste...
4.25.2018
9:40am
A global industrial and aerospace manufacturer has announced it will close one of its Ohio facilities.
4.24.2018
11:03am
No injuries were reported after an explosion rocked a Texas refinery on Thursday.
4.20.2018
11:10am
Schneider Electric has announced a recall of more than a million Square D Safety Switches that stay on even when the safety switch handle is in the “off”...
4.20.2018
10:47am
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
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