Nationwide Boiler Inc

Rentals Sales Service
24/7 Emergency Assistance
Emergency Preparedness Guide

Boiler Blog | Nationwide Boiler

Posted on

Nationwide Boiler Inc. is excited to announce the recent hiring of Jaime Cubillos as our Latin America Business Manager. Jaime brings Nationwide over thirty years of experience in the industrial and commercial boiler industry. His primary focus will be procuring equipment sales and rental opportunities throughout Latin America. With an extensive knowledge of boilers and related equipment, Jaime will be a key figure in helping to bridge the gap between Latin America and Nationwide Boiler.

To learn more about Jaime and Nationwide Boiler’s involvement in the Latin America market, check out our latest press release!

 

Posted on

The fall edition of our Steamlines newsletter featured an article by Nationwide Boiler's President, Jeff Shallcross, which discussed the writings of W.J. King and his publication The Unwritten Laws of Engineering. King's list of “laws” describes engineering guidelines of professional conduct for those new to the engineering field.

Below is an excerpt from the article, however you can download the complete Steamlines newsletter and become a subscriber by visiting Nationwide's website.

    • However menial and trivial your early assignments may appear, give them your best efforts.

 

    • There is always a premium upon the ability to get things done, and this requires energy, resourcefulness, and persistence.

 

    • Before asking for approval of any major action, have a definite plan and program worked out to support it.

 

    • Strive for conciseness and clarity in oral or written reports; be extremely careful of the accuracy of your statements.

 

    • One of the first things you owe your supervisor is to keep him informed of all significant developments.

 

    • Whenever your work affects another department or another employee, make sure they know what you are doing, and why.

 

    • Get the facts, make an analysis, apply judgment, and make a decision; do not hesitate or be indecisive.

 

    • Be interested in the people who work with you or for you, and treat them as you would want to be treated.

 

    • Regard your personal integrity as one of your most important assets.

 

    • Be careful of your personal appearance; if you are an executive, look the part.



Many additional “laws” could be added to the list however, the following summarizes the above information best:

"You should make an effort to learn what is expected of you in your job. Realize that people do form first impressions of you; people do appraise your appearance, the way you conduct yourself, and your ability to accomplish assigned tasks; and these evaluations are being made all the time."

Posted on
I just finished reading a good book recently published by Ram Charan called Leadership in the Era of Economic Uncertainty. He said "when we think about the CEO's job, it is helpful to divide it into two realms: leadership and operations. This first is about inspiring and motivating people to go beyond their fears and painting a believable future that is waiting after the storm. The second is about the daily nitty-gritty of doing business successfully in a very tough and unpredictable environment."

The latter is easier to do - grind it out.  The tougher part is to inspire and motivate other when things look real bad. But I believe there is strength in numbers and you don't have to go it alone. Draw in your best people and ask them what they think and will do in this tough economic environment.

Our Environmental Solutions Business Unit Vice President, Robert Remkes, has coined a phrase this year, "Boots on the Ground." We are rallying around the idea that we need to be involved with our customers as much as we can. We cannot go it alone without them either and that they may have some of the best ideas yet to be discovered.

Hang in there. If you have any ideas or suggestions, please let me know. This blog is one way to communicate with us and I hope you will find it useful. Please let me know.

Jeff Shallcross
Continue reading
Follow Us On Social Media Twitter Facebook Google Plus Linked In Boiler Blog Watch Us on YouTube