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DMC Quote Board - July 2018
Jessica Mlinaric

DMC Quote Board - July 2018

Visitors to DMC may notice our ever-changing "Quote Board," documenting the best engineering jokes and employee one-liners of the moment.

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DMC Houston Hosts Third Annual YOE-DEO
Ryan Landwehr

DMC Houston Hosts Third Annual YOE-DEO

Last month, DMC Houston went back to our roots and took the third Houston YOE to the rodeo. This year’s YOE-DEO featured a crew of DMCers from across the country and included stops at one-of-a-kind places you can only find in the Lone Star State.   What is a YOE Anyway? DMC’s YOEs, or Yearly Office Events, are a partially sponsored gathering of DMC employees and their friends that each of our offices hosts near their location. In Denver, we hit the ski slopes, in Chica...

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DMC Engineers Share Their Dreams and Eat Some Noodles
Alexander Yared

DMC Engineers Share Their Dreams and Eat Some Noodles

The DMC Boston team recently took a break from their busy lives for an adventure at Yume Wo Katare—an unique lunch location in Somerville, MA. Seated in rows on wooden benches, all facing the kitchen, we were served heaping (and rather intimidating) bowls of ramen. Our server explained that Yume Wo Katare is not a ramen shop, but a dream shop. The massive portions are symbolic of the challenges that we each face in accomplishing our dreams—if we can conquer these bowls than we can...

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DMC Sees Tina Fey, Amy Poehler Perform Improv Show at Carnegie Hall
Becca Stussman

DMC Sees Tina Fey, Amy Poehler Perform Improv Show at Carnegie Hall

Last week, DMC saw an absolutely star-studded rendition of ASSSSCAT, the world’s longest-running improv show. The performance, which took place at the iconic Carnegie Hall, involved Tina Fey as the monologist and Amy Poehler, Matt Walsh, Ian Roberts, Matt Besser, Horatio Sanz, and Rachel Dratch as improvisers. The format of the show started with a suggestion from the audience. Then Tina Fey would ad-lib a monologue based off of that suggestion. After her monologue, the rest of the cast ...

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Employees Lead Company Improvements During FedEx Day 2018
Anna Jankovsky

Employees Lead Company Improvements During FedEx Day 2018

DMC recently took a break from day-to-day tasks to participate in one of our favorite company traditions, FedEx Day. Routine work on hold, our offices still brimmed with life and projects while everyone worked on whatever they wanted.  FedEx Day is always an opportunity for fun, learning, and collaboration, with only two catches: the project must in some way help to improve the company, and it must be deliverable by the end of the day. This year, our employees took on everything ...

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DMC does Goat Yoga
Jamie Handelman

DMC does Goat Yoga

This month, several DMC Chicago team members were lucky enough to participate in Goat Yoga as a team building activity at the Garfield Park Conservatory. Goat yoga is the latest yoga trend where baby goats run around the participants, climb on their backs, and make everyone smile during the class. We had three new employees attend this event, Justine (Accounting), Anna (Marketing), and myself (Marketing). This was an excellent way to introduce ourselves to some of our...

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DMC Quote Board - June 2018
Jessica Mlinaric

DMC Quote Board - June 2018

Visitors to DMC may notice our ever-changing "Quote Board," documenting the best engineering jokes and employee one-liners of the moment.

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DMC St. Louis: All Sandwiches Considered
Patrick Corcoran

DMC St. Louis: All Sandwiches Considered

DMC St. Louis recently unveiled its new radio platform: 90.7 WDMC. At the May 2018 all-company meeting, the first podcast from this NPR spoof station was officially released. What hard-hitting story did our expert engineers in Missouri take on? Of course, they fearlessly informed us of the newest developments in the great sandwich debacle. The podcast spoof was inspired by the St. Louis office’s obsession with sandwiches. At DMC St. Louis, a deep love for sandwiches is rooted in every i...

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Geek Challenge: Primetime Telephone Numbers
Phil Schaffer

Geek Challenge: Primetime Telephone Numbers

I was listening to the radio, and some self-proclaimed geek said that her phone number was "seven prime numbers." At first, I interpreted this as "seven prime digits," which is probably what she meant. But then it got me thinking, 23 has three prime numbers in it (2, 3, and 23), and 373 contains six primes! The most primes you can pack into a seven-digit number is 22, so what number contains 22 primes?  Remember: neither 0 nor 1 are prime; and 5003 contains 5...

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DMC Quote Board - May 2018
Jessica Mlinaric

DMC Quote Board - May 2018

Visitors to DMC may notice our ever-changing "Quote Board," documenting the best engineering jokes and employee one-liners of the moment.  

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5 Fun Things to Try at The Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club in Chicago
Molly Graham

5 Fun Things to Try at The Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club in Chicago

DMC puts together fun employee events almost every week. Between welcome parties for new employees and activity fund events (company-sponsored outings that employees plan), the social calendar at DMC is always full of events that are bound to create amazing memories. As part of a recent activity fund event, the Chicago office headed down the street to The Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club in our own neighborhood, Bucktown. The enormous and stylish space is perfect for everything from small g...

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DMC Engineers Are Having a Blast in Reno
Carolyn Holthouse

DMC Engineers Are Having a Blast in Reno

A steady increase in manufacturing facilities in the Greater Tahoe Area has given many DMC engineers the opportunity to spend some time in Reno, NV. When spending an extended period away from our home office, we like to bring more of our favorite traditions to our new remote location, so we’ve made a point to plan fun activity fund outings on weekends like wine tasting in Sonoma Valley, snowmobiling in Portola, CA, and skiing at Heavenly Mountain. Activity fund outings are fun even...

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DMC Chicago Managers Go Undercover
Mary Doctor

DMC Chicago Managers Go Undercover

Shakespeare said it, "All the world is a stage," but I never thought that I would find such talent and love for performing at an engineering company. Every month one of our DMC offices creates a video to update the company on what's new. If you browse through our YouTube channel, you'll find an array of videos ranging from a satirical DMC Commercial created by our Boston office to a SCADA Boi music video from our Houston office. These videos are presented at o...

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Discover Secret Chicago with a New Book by DMC's Jessica Mlinaric
Molly Graham

Discover Secret Chicago with a New Book by DMC's Jessica Mlinaric

Our motto at DMC is "Smart People. Expert Solutions." so we demand a lot of our team. However, part of being one of the best places to work is employees having the ability to pursue other interests in their free time. DMC team members have a wide range of interests outside of work including playing in bands, climbing all the mountain peaks in the US, and conquering triathlons. DMC's Marketing Manager, Jessica Mlinaric, has helped the company grow since j...

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DMC Quote Board - April 2018
Jessica Mlinaric

DMC Quote Board - April 2018

Visitors to DMC may notice our ever-changing "Quote Board," documenting the best engineering jokes and employee one-liners of the moment.

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Houston Rockets Basketball Welcome Party
John Williams

Houston Rockets Basketball Welcome Party

One of the best things about your first few weeks working at DMC is that you get to host a welcome party of your choice! As an avid fan of basketball, I chose to go to a Houston Rocket’s game and took the Houston office with me. After a catered dinner at the office, we carpooled over to the stadium. I will watch almost any basketball game alone and enjoy myself, but being at the game with the DMC Houston team made it even more fun. It allowed us to hang out and bond outside the office, ...

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DMC Engineers Serve up a Siemens S7 Powered DrinkBot
John Sullivan

DMC Engineers Serve up a Siemens S7 Powered DrinkBot

Working together for over a year, a group of DMC engineers built our very own DrinkBot. We developed it during a FedEx Day and improved the DrinkBot over a second FedEx Day. DMC's DrinkBot finally made its debut at the Siemens Automation Summit 2017. As happens in the development process, we slowly improved the DrinkBot over time. We started displaying it at career fairs in Colorado to help grow the team. We also took it to events in New York, Houston, Seattle, and Manufacturing...

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SoulCycle Takes DMC Chicago for a Ride
Emily Shanker

SoulCycle Takes DMC Chicago for a Ride

Before the weather in Chicago becomes nice enough to do things outdoors again, DMC decided to use part of our March activity fund budget to attend a SoulCycle class. The activity fund is a monthly budget in each DMC office to plan social events. For those who may not know, SoulCycle is an intense 45-minute indoor cycling class where you ride your bike to the beat of the music. For some (read: one) of our engineers, SoulCycle is more than just an exercise class, it’s a way of life. This ...

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DMSki Denver: The Gang Goes Skiing
Mary Doctor

DMSki Denver: The Gang Goes Skiing

This March, I took part in a long weekend of snow and smarts with some of DMC’s finest brains. Each DMC office is empowered to plan a yearly fun event and invite everyone in the company. We’ve climbed mountains, floated down rivers, and ran away to Martha’s Vineyard. DMC's Denver office plans an annual ski trip, nicknamed DMSki. DMC helps foot part of the bill and even lets us invite someone who doesn’t work for DMC to come along as a guest! We call these events YO...

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Employee Spotlight: Nikhil Holay
Jessica Mlinaric

Employee Spotlight: Nikhil Holay

Systems Engineer Nikhil Holay is based in the DMC Chicago office as a member of the Manufacturing Automation team. Nikhil loves hitting the slopes and is always looking for a bridge partner. Learn more about Nikhil in the video below!

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