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FedEx Day Fosters Continuous Innovation
Molly Graham

FedEx Day Fosters Continuous Innovation

DMC recently held our 7th FedEx Day across all offices. On FedEx Day, everyone in the company works on a project that interests them and that they think will improve DMC. It’s one of our favorite company traditions! It's called a FedEx Day because part of the project must absolutely, positively be delivered by the end of the day. You can read about past FedEx Days on our blog: here, here, here, here, here, and here. Also, check out this classic FedEx Day video! How Does FedEx Day...

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Multiplexing Arrays of UDTs in TIA Portal V14
Jason Mayes

Multiplexing Arrays of UDTs in TIA Portal V14

It's back! When V13 SP1 was first released, one of the features I was most excited about was the ability to multiplex arrays of custom UDTs on a PLC using a simple index tag on an HMI. This feature allowed me to use a single faceplate or screen to display or modify data from multiple objects by simply changing a single tag. I was so excited, I even wrote a blog post about it then! Unfortunately, it was a feature to be short lived and, due to some unexpected consequences, mysteri...

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Houston's Fall Fun Indoors
Peter King

Houston's Fall Fun Indoors

Avoiding the oppressive Texas heat of August and September, the DMC Houston team has found their fun in the air-conditioned paradises of the great indoors. Here's what we've been up to lately.   Trivia One of these such paradises is Christian’s Tailgate, a Houston-area bar chain that hosts trivia every Tuesday night. Although it’s always been close, the DMC ‘Budgie Smugglers’ (look it up) are the two-time reigning champs and hold a 3-0 career record ...

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Customizing HMI Alarm Text in TIA Portal
Jason Mayes

Customizing HMI Alarm Text in TIA Portal

Recently, I found the need to create customizable text for some alarms in a TIA Portal project. In this particular case, I needed to include the name of the operator that was monitoring the machine for traceability, as well as some specific machine information (process tag value) when the alarm occurred. Knowing this must be possible, I set off to Google, the Siemens forums, and the TIA Portal help files. Surprisingly, I was not able to find very good documentation or examples online. Howev...

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Campus Career Fair Tour 2016
Courtney Mitchell

Campus Career Fair Tour 2016

School is almost back in session, which means it's time for campus career fairs! With five offices, repeat workplace awards, and plenty of great SWAG to give away, you won't want to miss DMC on your campus. DMC is recruiting on-campus for entry level Automation Engineers for our office locations in Chicago, Boston, Denver, Houston, and New York. We want to meet all Mechanical, Electrical, and Computer Engineering majors, so please come introduce yourself! All DMC office...

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DMC Houston Gone Fishin'
Ryan Landwehr

DMC Houston Gone Fishin'

Since opening its doors last year, DMC Houston has been on a mission to partake in all things Texas. This mission has taken us to the Rodeoshooting shotguns, floating on the Guadalupe River, and eating Texas-sized chicken fried steak. With our June Activity Fund Budget, we decided to set sail from Galveston with Out Cast Charters and do some offshore fishing! Still half asleep, the DMC Houston crew + Stephanie rolled out of bed at 4am on a Sunday morning and headed South. By 6am we ...

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The 2016 Houston Grand Opening Party
Jason Mayes

The 2016 Houston Grand Opening Party

After opening our DMC's Houston office last spring, we officially celebrated with a Grand Opening Party in May. The event marked the first official DMC Houston Party as well as the 20th anniversary of DMC! The night was filled with food, drinks, games and most importantly, Texas-sized fun. Despite the rainy weather, numerous guests came out to celebrate with us. To kick off the evening, we had a ribbon-cutting ceremony to toast our Houston office!  We had an excellent tim...

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Our Favorite DMC Videos
Jessica Mlinaric

Our Favorite DMC Videos

DMC is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, and to mark the milestone we’re reflecting on some of our favorite memories. At DMC, the entire company is involved in marketing and these videos prove how much fun you can have with a camera!   “Danny’s DMC Commercial” Published: 2010 This video explains everything DMC does in a single, improvised take! It was shot during and All Day Company Meeting at Ping Tom Park in Chicago.   “Dest...

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FedEx Day 2016
Jamie Handelman

FedEx Day 2016

This May marked the 6th annual FedEx Day! All five of our offices participated in this year’s event. This special day allows our employees to dedicate an entire day to a project of their choosing that they normally would not have time for. This year, projects ranged from planting a garden on the Chicago office’s rooftop patio to making many different types of applications. Preparation for FedEx Day takes a lot of time. Each employee brainstorms what they want to do and gathers the...

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Houston YOE 2016: Everything is Bigger in Texas
Stephanie Balavitch

Houston YOE 2016: Everything is Bigger in Texas

This spring, DMC held our first Yearly Office Event (YOE) in Houston. This was a great way for the Houston office to show employees from other offices a good time down south. Due to the careful planning and fun agenda assembled by DMC Houston, their visitors felt as if they were on a private Texas tour! The Rodeo The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo was an amazing start to our trip. Most of us had never been to a rodeo before, so it was a cool experience. We got to see men wrestle bull...

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Attend DMC Houston's Grand Opening Party
Jason Mayes

Attend DMC Houston's Grand Opening Party

DMC has been doing business in our Houston office since last spring, but now that our Rodeo Room plaque is hung on the conference room door, we're excited to invite you inside. You're cordially invited to join us for DMC Houston's Grand Opening party on May 26, 2016! DMC Houston's Grand Opening Party May 26, 2016 4 - 10 p.m. 3311 Richmond Ave., Suite 209 Houston, TX 77098 [Directions] Join us in celebrating our Grand Opening with a Texas-sized amount of fun! We will al...

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"She Thinks My Code is Sexy"
Ryan Taylor

"She Thinks My Code is Sexy"

In order to showcase the talents and interests of each of our office founders in the most Texan way possible, DMC Houston wrote, sang, and recorded an engineering-themed cover and music video of the hit Kenny Chesney song “She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy”. While we may have aroused the attention of the building’s security team with cut-off T-shirts, a shotgun, and an overalls-clad hillbilly, the video was produced in good fun over a feast of Whataburger and Shiner Bock. ...

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DMC to Present at Siemens Oil & Gas Conference
Jessica Mlinaric

DMC to Present at Siemens Oil & Gas Conference

Siemens will be hosting their Oil & Gas Conference in Houston on March 30 and 31. The two-day event brings together over 700 Siemens customers, executives, technology leaders, and industry experts to explore innovative technologies and new challenges facing the Oil and Gas Industry. If you're attending the Oil and Gas conference, stop by DMC's booth and don't miss the three presentations we'll be leading. Using TIA Portal and the S7-1200 for Simplified, Distributed Cont...

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OneDMC: Where Bigger Meets Better
Frank Riordan

OneDMC: Where Bigger Meets Better

In 2015, DMC opened new offices in Houston, Texas, and New York City, expanding our team from three to five locations. Also in 2015, we paid two random people to write and perform rap songs about us. These seemingly unrelated events have an important common thread: OneDMC. So what does "OneDMC" mean? The term originates from first-time visitors to our offices, who love to ask us if we have any relation to the rap group Run DMC. The idea has really grown on us, though, so the term...

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DMC Culture Deep in the Heart of Texas
Peter King

DMC Culture Deep in the Heart of Texas

As the rest of the Northern world bundles up in preparation for the upcoming cold, DMC Houston has selflessly elected to carry the torch, making up for lost outdoor time in the 75-degree Texas winter. A hard life, indeed.  Since last we spoke, the Houston office has been working diligently to create and foster our own unique office flair. The addition of an office SONOS has filled our workplace with a delicate balance of country ballads, Christmas music, and heavy metal. Contributing ...

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Houston Office Update
Ryan Taylor

Houston Office Update

Howdy, partners! We are very excited to announce that DMC Houston is officially up-and-running! In addition to opening an NYC location, DMC expanded to the Lone Star state this year to better serve our clients across the United States and throughout the world!   Our team arrived in late summer, and we've hit the ground running! Our office space is shaping up nicely, and we had our first Houston status update lunch on our brand-new lunch table.   We've attended career fairs ...

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DMC Attends 2015 Offshore Technology Conference
Jason Mayes

DMC Attends 2015 Offshore Technology Conference

DMC recently attended the 2015 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) held May 4 - 7 in Houston. Over 94,700 attendees in offshore energy from around the world gathered at NRG Park to exchange ideas and opinions advancing scientific and technical knowledge for the safe, environmentally friendly and sustainable development of offshore oil and gas resources. DMC opened a Houston office this year, making this conference especially valuable. Ryan Taylor and I spent a day at the ...

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DMC Presents at the 2015 Siemens Oil & Gas Conference
Kristie Simon Shea

DMC Presents at the 2015 Siemens Oil & Gas Conference

DMC was recently invited to speak at the 2015 Siemens Oil & Gas Conference in Houston, TX. The conference is an opportunity for industry partners to share knowledge on how Siemens delivers efficiency and reliability to the upstream, midstream and downstream sectors of oil production and explore solutions that do more with less. Since DMC opened an office in Houston this year, the conference was a perfect opportunity to meet more people in the area. Jason Mayes and I attended and...

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