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Hey good lookin'!!!

Posted on Jun 5, 2014 in News

So, here I was, meeting a client at a structural monitoring location, you know, just business as normal, and then this bird starts making this huge fuss, carrying on, showing me its feathers and running around in circles.

My associate, as tactful as ever, says 'Be sure to buy it a drink first...'

And I say... 'Of course, but I think there is something else going on here'. So I look around and take this picture:

 

Obviously, it wasn't really interested in a date with me, but I was flattered none the less.

But this is also a valuable lesson to those of us that intrude in nature: whether we are structural monitoring, using accelerometers of listening or watching for strong motion, all these little things are in our path, and I think we will feel better about it if we try not to disturb or upset them!

 

Cheers!



Tags: accelerometers, structural monitoring, strong motion

A voyage through the Western United States

Posted on May 28, 2014 in News

Hello all!

We are just back from a six State, 5000 km (3000 miles for our Imperialist friends...) run down to Scottsdale Arizona and back again, after of course we finished showing accelerometers and strong motion recorders at the Nuclear Energy Assembly. It was quite an eye opening experience.

As it turns out, there hasn't been a lot of movement in that industry for 30 years or so; no one has built plants in North America, and no plants have really been hiring a lot of people until lately. So, this has created a large gap between the guys who are retiring, and the new guard that are just coming online - it was fascinating to listen to the stories, and the air was electrified (no pun intended...) with new technologies, new ideas, and very forward thinking folks that appear to be really driven to shine.

All told, we made some new friends that I hope will remain so for many years to come.

Now, did anyone know that when you drive into Nevada, go through Vegas, and then head north to Reno that you drive by Area 51 for about 300 miles???!!! Nor did I, and I was most unhappy that our American friends did not have any aliens on display for us to see, except for a weird shop in the middle of nowhere, which seemed somewhat suspect and not government sanctioned:


 

Needless to say, the green guy on the storefront was the only alien-y thing we saw.

I will have more on this trip in coming posts!

Cheers!



Tags: , accelerometers, structural monitoring, strong motion, nuclear

The last week...

Posted on May 12, 2014 in News

Hello everyone!

Apologies for being amiss last week; I was taken out of the office last week a little abruptly, so blame me.

AGS has made a showing in the Pipeline and Gas Journal; more can be seen here: http://pipelineandgasjournal.com/april-2014-new-products

We are gearing up to go down to our next show in Scottsdale Arizona, to show Shake Alarm, Shake Monitor and our line of accelerometers - they were well received in Alaska, so we are hoping to keep the momentum going down in Arizona!

We are also actively pursuing new business for our Rockfall system in both Eastern Canada and Europe - busy busy busy! It sure will be nice to have more exposure on this state of the art system.

So I will effort to be more vigilant in my writing of this blog; and I am sorry for the dip last week!

Cheers!



Tags: , Weir-Jones, Accelerometers, AGS, RockFall, ShakeAlarm, Shake Monitor

The last couple of days...

Posted on May 2, 2014 in News

So, hello all!

The last couple of days has been consumed with trying to get all of our testing gear organized and put away; our two resident worker girls, Sam and Marianne, did a spectacular job of handling a whole wack of testing gear, steal and various other odds and sods.

Lincoln and Iain are still up in Alaska; bringing accelerometer goodness to many folks all throughout North America.

And I am going to take my Ma out for dinner with my girlfriend.

Yes, a successful and productive week. See you all next week!

Cheers!



Tags: , testing, accelerometers

2014 Seismological Society of America

Posted on Apr 29, 2014 in News

Hello everyone!

Lincoln has just gone up to Alaska to man a booth at the SSA’s 2014 Annual Meeting, Iain will be joining him tomorrow; it should prove to be a good show - our accelerometer production is back into full swing and we are eager to expose everyone to our top of the line instrumentation packages! And recorders... and most importantly, our Radiation Hardened Enclosures for use in the Nuclear Industry. Very trick stuff.

Taken from their website:

SSA’s 2014 Annual Meeting will provide a stimulating exchange of research on a wide range of topics with colleagues from all over the world. Oral presentations, poster sessions, exhibits, field trips, business meetings and social gatherings all provide participants the opportunity to meet and share with their peers.

That sounds pretty exciting - all this brain power in one place!

Cheers!



Tags: , Shake Alarm, Shake Monitor, accelerometers, radiation, hardened

Open House Day!

Posted on Apr 25, 2014 in News

Hi Everyone!

Today marks our open house, and us being moved in 'officially' after the fire!

We are working with Brisco Manufacturing to showcase our AWESOME LVL interior and floor!

We are expecting to see 150 people through here today, and if I can ever figure out how to post pictures, we will. This whole blog thing is taking a little bit to get used to... For example, I find myself being hyper sensitive to spelling mistakes.

Soooo, if we don't see you here today, have a great weekend and we will see you soon!

Cheers!



Tags: , Weir-Jones, Accelerometers, ADIS, RockFall, ShakeAlarm, Shake Monitor

Chocolate, and other wreckers of diets

Posted on Apr 22, 2014 in News

So you made it! Good to see, so did we! I always remember when I was a child that this time of the years was punctuated by two things: 1) Chocolate, I could never get enough of it, and 2) brunch at the hotel Vancouver.

Now, for some reason, I am no longer eating chocolate. I am also somewhat detached from Brunch. It would appear that my body is no longer able to process 7000 calories in a single sitting (I wonder why...), so I have had to find new ways to entertain myself. I have done - The Blog.

Now, instead of wondering how tasty things are, I ponder to application of monitoring equipment on structures, pipelines, boats and the like; I am fully convinced I have simply swapped the chocky for the worky... I suppose things could be worse.

So here we are, fresh off a weekend with our family and friends; days filled with food (and chocolate...) and company - as it should have been.

We, off course, hope our associates, clients and friends had an equally pleasant times with their respective families, and have not suffered the 'Chocolate Coma'...

Big week for us; our open house is at the end of the week, and we have just received of SAM approval (the ability to bid on American jobs) - which we hope will increase our exposure to American markets.

 

Yes, busy it is, busier it will be!



Tags: , SAM, accelerometers, weir-jones

Torquers, torquers, torquers...!

Posted on Apr 16, 2014 in News

Accelerometers... single, dual or tri axial - we make them, we service them, we ship them worldwide; and we are very proud of that fact.

Production is just ramping up again (after the move), but we will continue to support our clients in the nuclear, heavy construction and property markets. Property you say? Well yes, our Shake Monitor product is primarily used to monitor long term settlement, pre/post incident auditing and reporting, and is basically a proven system for monitoring structures. Very neat stuff!

We hope that Rudy, Rhoda and Sam can continue to tweak production as they have been doing!

Very soon Iain and Lincoln are going up to Anchorage Alaska to attend a conference to showcase these products and our technical capabilities.

 

Oh, it is going to be a very busy summer!



Tags: , accelerometers, structural monitoring, strong motion, nuclear

Back from Rail Safety 2014 in Orlando Florida

Posted on Apr 14, 2014 in News

Hello All!

Our first (of many to come...) blog post!

As you can imagine, Orlando, from Canada, at this time of the year is quite a pleasant change - especially considering how cold Canada has been over this last winter!

But this, was just the beginning.

Rail Safety 2014 opened our eyes to the many possibilities available to us from the rail industry. This year, our first at the conference, allowed us to discuss our RockFall™ system with attendees, however, we will have to wait until next year before we get an opportunity to present.

As a result of this conference for us, we will be able apply some of our proven technology to the market of rail in a way we had never really considered. We look forward to what this next year will hold; keep watching our website for these exciting updates, and keep reading here for many more entries.

And hopefully, in short order I will be able to post in a more fluid manner - blogging is something new to me; please bear with me.

Cheers.



Tags: , accelerometers rockfall seismic