Jun 14, 2018 | Written by Allan Stier | Culturally Different

Green Mountain Travelers in the Land of Enchantment

The official state nickname of New Mexico is the "Land of Enchantment".  My wife, Mary and I had read this state tourism slogan when researching our 2 month sabbatical to the southwest but having never been to New Mexico, we didn’t know if this was marketing hype or reality. 


Jun 07, 2018 | Written by Brian Crosby | Arc Flash and Electrical Safety, MEP Engineering

NFPA 70E Changes from 2015 to 2018 Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace – Article 105 and Article 110

Brian Crosby is a Senior Electrical Engineer for Hallam-ICS who leads a team of engineers to provide arc flash assessments and electrical safety training for clients throughout the United States.


May 31, 2018 | Written by Keith Flaherty | Culturally Different, Social Mission

“Hello Old Friend” – Hallam-ICS Alumni Evening

Hallam-ICS held our first alumni gathering recently, bringing together nearly 60 former and current Hallam-ICS employees for an evening.  It was a night filled with warm embraces, reminiscing, reconnecting and lots of laughter. 


May 24, 2018 | Written by John Kurowski | Culturally Different, Toxic Gas Monitoring Systems

My Midlife Crisis….at Hallam-ICS

I’m sure you have heard the phrase, “oh, he’s just having a mid-life crisis”. This is said after someone does something or buys something completely out-of-character compared to the rest of his or her life.


May 17, 2018 | Written by Annette Delphia | Culturally Different

Every Office Needs an Ambassador of FUN!

It’s mid-April and the snow is falling outside here in VT.  “What are you looking for in there?”  That’s my husband’s question as I am searching through my closet looking for my Hawaiian Shirt.   “I saw sunshine and nearly 60 degrees in the weekend forecast; so I sent an email that tomorrow is ‘wear your Hawaiian Shirt to work day.’”


May 10, 2018 | Written by Ray Racine | Process Control and Plant Automation


The trend-watchers tell us that water will become the next oil.  As populations grow and climate-change shifts the patterns of rain, we are slated to require more and more water where there are the least resources.


May 08, 2018 | Written by Andy Doe | Culturally Different

The Vermont Four Corners Ride

Here’s one crossed off the bucket list.   It was early morning on Friday the 11th of July, 2008. The sun was piled up behind the Mountain, and even though I couldn’t see it, I knew it was going to be a beautiful day.   This motorcycle ride needs daylight, and lots of it.


May 03, 2018 | Written by Brenda Rose | Process Control and Plant Automation

The Soft Side of Control Systems Integration

There is a plethora of topics that can be blogged about when it comes to Control Systems Integration. In almost six years at Hallam-ICS, I’ve touched a variety of types of documents, hardware, software, communication networks and protocols, etc.


May 01, 2018 | Written by Keith Flaherty | Culturally Different, Social Mission, Employee Ownership

Employee Owners of Vermont spend a Day in the Dirt!

In a recent blog, I shared the story of how a group of employee owned companies decided to work together to positively impact our communities.  Based upon the recommendation of Gardener’s Supply, we chose the Vermont Community Garden Network’s Day in the Dirt to be the first event where “Employee Owners of Vermont” would work side-by-side in community service.


Apr 26, 2018 | Written by Chris Giusto and Dan Laird | MEP Engineering

DC to AC Drive Conversions – Installation Considerations


We have developed two blogs to help make sure your change from Direct Current (DC) motors to Alternating Current (AC) motors is successful, regardless of why you have decided to make that change.