October 2021 NewsletterOctober 21, 2021
HOW DO YOU PREVENT A GASKET BLOWOUT?
Blowout can lead to a catastrophic failure, caused by the unplanned escape of the contained material. The liquid, gas or other hazardous material that is released can cause a dangerous environment. Ensuring the success of a gasket is important to help create a safer environment for your team.
Blowout happens when the internal pressure exceeds the strength of the gasket and exceeds the forces in the assembly that compress and retain the gasket. Although there is no one way to prevent a blowout there are key factors to consider reducing the likelihood of a blowout.
Manufacturers Connect Panel Guest
PGC’s COO, John Bower was one of the guest speakers at the Manufacturers Connect event this past September. At the event people heard from executives on how they’re been managing the issues that have occurred as a result of the current global issues.
At the event they discussed these issues and more:
- Supply Channel Changes
- Space Usage – Real Estate
- Financial Challenges or Opportunities
- Sales Process Changes
- Trade Shows/Conferences – Changing the way people connect and sell
- People Recruitment/Retention
What is Manufacturers Connect?
Manufacturers Connect was started by a group of partners that have a passion for working with manufacturing companies. They wanted to create a community for manufacturing owners and leaders to come together and connect and learn, ask questions, and share best practices. Click the link to learn more about the group!
PGC CO-CEO SUSAN CARY-HANSON SHARES HER BREAST CANCER STORY
PGC’s co-CEO Susan Cary-Hanson is a five-year breast cancer survivor. To mark this milestone, Susan asked to share her story on the PGC blog. She hopes her experience helps other women diagnosed with breast cancer on their journeys.
COULD YOU SHARE A LITTLE ABOUT HOW YOU FOUND OUT YOU HAD CANCER?
I found the tumor myself on June 6, 2013. I was fortunate to have discovered it at an early stage. A biopsy found that the cancer cells were HER 2+, an aggressive form of cancer. Breast Cancer affects one in eight women. This meant I had a longer treatment journey ahead of me than many other cancer survivors.
During my treatment, I had two lumpectomies, 18 weeks of chemotherapy, 33 radiation treatments, and 13 months of medication. While treatment was certainly no picnic, I’m grateful for the aggressive treatment plan my oncologist designed for me. My type of cancer had a 25% chance of reoccurring within the first three years after diagnosis I’m grateful to be cancer-free for five years.