Today is World COPD Day and also the day before Thanksgiving. MIJA would like to wish you a happy Thanksgiving and also recognize the debilitating lung disease that impacts an estimated 251 million people worldwide, COPD. For many of us, Thanksgiving is a day full of family, friends, and over-indulgence. But if you have COPD, over eating can make you very uncomfortable. A full stomach can press against your diaphragm and make breathing even more difficult. Here are a few suggestions to help make Thanksgiving a satisfying one. When possible, limit yourself to small portions of your favorite holiday treats. Eat slowly and chew thoroughly.Read More →

If your child is one of the 26 million students that ride the school bus every day, you’ll be glad to know that traveling by school bus is the safest method of motorized transportation on the American road. According to the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Association), children are actually seven times safer riding on a school bus than they are in your family car. And while school buses are safe to ride in, accidents and fires do occur. School Bus Fires According to a 2016 study by John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, an average of 379 school bus fires happen annually, that’s 1-2 firesRead More →

In recognition of Respiratory Care Week, MIJA would like to give a shout out to all of the Respiratory Therapists and thank you for all you do. For the majority of the population, breathing is not something we think about, it is just something we do. People with respiratory issues such as lung cancer, asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and pneumonia do not have the same luxury. Breathing can be difficult and quite uncomfortable. With the help of Respiratory Therapists, respiratory and cardiopulmonary diseases and illnesses can be managed. Today’s respiratory therapists have demanding responsibilities related to patient care and serve as vital members of the healthcareRead More →

Manufacturing Day was created in 2012 by Founding Partner Fabricators and the Manufacturers Association, International, with the mission of positively changing the public perception of modern manufacturing. As stated by Jeffrey Krause, CEO of SME. “A serious misconception is that manufacturing is dirty, dark or dangerous; and isn’t seen as an optimal career choice. The reality is far from that.” The truth is that manufacturing represents the best of what America has to offer; resourcefulness, creativity, innovation, persistence, and most importantly, teamwork. Fun Facts: ·         Manufacturing employs more than 12.75 million men and women, accounting for 8.6% of workforce. ·         Manufacturing contributed $2.33 trillion toRead More →

Storm

  In the wake of hurricane Florence, over 500,000 homes and businesses in North Carolina and South Carolina are still without power. For patients requiring medical oxygen, hurricane season only adds to the anxiety of how they will survive the storms.  The concern about having enough oxygen in their cylinder or having electricity to operate an oxygen concentrator becomes one more thing for the patients and caregivers to worry about. The MIJA impact At the end of each storm, MIJA receives an influx of inquiries from individuals and their loved ones faced with the anxiety of whether they would have enough oxygen to last theRead More →

MIJA de Mexico, Juarez, recently celebrated 20 years in business.  We are extremely proud of their quality products with on time deliveries to customers all over the globe. In 1998 MIJA elected to move its’ high volume spiral wound Bourdon tube pressure gauge production from Plymouth, MA  to Mexico to compete in the growing global marketplace. This decision has proven to be one of the best decisions MIJA could have made for the company and our customers. Jim Sommerio, President of MIJA de Mexico has been with MIJA since day one, and many of Jim’s employees have also been with MIJA the full 20 years. Read More →

Types of Fire Suppression Systems Different environments demand different types of fire suppression systems, depending on the type of equipment and environment you need to protect, the type of system could vary drastically. In a case where you are trying to protect critical assets such as IT systems, data storage rooms and manufacturing’s equipment’s, or irreplaceable items like intellectual property, art, and antiques, using water will just compound the damage. MIJA’s Underwriters Laboratories Listed (UL) Gauges and 2n1 Pressure Switches provide a reliable measurement technology for gaseous fire suppressions systems currently in the market. Two of today’s most popular suppression systems are: Clean Agent FireRead More →

Are you prepared for an emergency? In the wake of Hurricane Harvey and Irma, millions of people are left without power. It is important to have a plan in place when these situations occur, especially if you rely on medical oxygen. Ask your oxygen supply company about its disaster plans so you know what to expect. Being proactive will help you stay prepared. If bad weather is forecasted, check your oxygen supply and make sure you have extra cylinders, tubing, batteries, etc. Also know how long your current oxygen supply will last. MIJA’s Critical Alert for Oxygen will alert you when your oxygen supply isRead More →