Employee Appreciation

We were delighted to provide lunch for those employees who were not able to be with their families for Easter. We appreciate your dedication. Thanks to all of our hardworking ASBECO employees!

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The Importance of Interships

In business today, internships are becoming increasingly advantageous for current students or recent college graduates. It seems that experiencing an internship is the new norm. Why have internships become so important lately? Is it really necessary for graduates to have an internship experience under their belt before approaching the real world? Although internships are not a requirement to achieve your perfect work position, there are incredible benefits in becoming an intern with the right company.

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Associated Beach & Coulson Enters Mechanical Installation of Material Handling Systems

Associated Beach & Coulson is an industry leader in the installation of material handling systems. With over 25 years of electrical installation experience under our belt, we are excited to announce our entry into mechanical installation services for material handling systems.  The attention to detail associated with our electrical installations will be transferred to our mechanical installations.

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Multi-tasking: Asset or Liability?

We’ve all done it. Whether it’s watching TV while paying your bills or drafting an email while listening in at a meeting. For most of us, multitasking has become a necessary tactic to maneuver through our days without a second thought. It wouldn’t be uncommon to be checking on something else while reading this blog right now! We’re all in a race to see how productive we can be, but is multitasking helpful or hindering? According to recent research, multitasking is not only obstructive, but it actually decreases the quality of your work.

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Are Robots Taking Over?

Boy have times changed. When I was a kid I had a Walkman, a cell phone, a Gameboy, and a camera. Now a typical teenager can listen to their music, play video games, text their friends, and send pictures via Snapchat all on a single device.  This is just an example of one of the many technological advances that society has welcomed within the past decade.  The majority of the population uses these advances in their lives every day. What we have not prepared for is the assumption that these technologies will replace our jobs in the future.  According to the attached article, within 20 years, half of all jobs will be taken over by machines. There is continuous growth of computing and storage capacity, as software also gets more powerful. We are in the middle of a technological transition of jobs, and there is little time to control this transition.

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Tackling Hunger

Last week, we had the incredible opportunity to attend The International Product and Processing Expo in Atlanta. We had a great time exploring all of the exhibits at the show. One exhibit at the expo caught our attention in a different sense than the others. Chew On This was a display showcasing the problem with food insecurity around the world. About 870 million people worldwide don’t get enough food, and the problem is only increasing. Chew On This provides valuable insight into the significance of this issue.

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The Value of Education

Trade Shows are an excellent opportunity for businesses to meet with consumers and display their recent work and future offerings. We’re straight off the heels of participating in our first trade show of the year, The International Product and Processing Expo. This forum presents information on industry topics such as environmental management, nutrition, physiology, pathology, processing and products, and avian diseases.

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Material Handling on the Rise

To many, the phrases, conveyors, material handling, and industrial equipment seem foreign and complicated. However, according to recent findings, it appears that you may want to familiarize yourself with these terms. Sales of material handling products are predicted to skyrocket from $101 billion in 2014 to upwards of $140 billion by 2018.

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Which One of the Big 5 Are You?

Science Says This Personality Trait Predicts Job Performance

Within the past decade, our society has developed a growing interest in the five-factor model and how this model affects the growth and organization of businesses. “What is the five-factor model?” you may ask. Well, by definition, the five-factor model of personality is a hierarchical organization of personality traits in terms of five basic dimensions: Extraversion, Agreeableness, Conscientiousness, Neuroticism, and Openness to Experience. Each individual and employee possesses a different array of traits, and throughout our working lives we see how these personality traits affect our performances.

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