MIJA recently received our 4th training grant in the past 20 years from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The training will be provided by Mass MEP (Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership), starting this week. During the 8-week program our primary focus will be on making process improvements as part of our Kaizen strategy, a Japanese word meaning continuous improvement. Kaizen began shortly after WWII when a number of American experts were sent to Japan to work with Japanese business managers to develop new ways to improve quality and productivity in order to rebuild its economy. Dr. Deming, a statistician was one of the experts that was sentRead More →

Mija Holiday

According to the USFA (United States Fire Administration), a large portion of residential fires occurs during the winter months. So, with winter weather now among us, it is important to be cautious about things that can start home fires and how we can prevent them. Cooking Cooking triggers the most winter home fires annually, partly because during winter months, we tend to cook and bake more frequently. Here are some suggestions to prevent home fires while cooking up a storm this winter. Make sure your sleeves do not come in contact with flames or heat source. Wear short sleeves or tight-fitting sleeves when cooking.  Keep pot handles turnedRead More →

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 →

MIJA Gauges

Technology plays an important role in almost every aspect of our lives. We use technology in education, transportation, for entertainment, and in healthcare. And while technology provides convenience and productivity, it is the merger between healthcare and technology that has been by far the most important for humanity. This cross between high-tech and its application within healthcare is responsible for saving countless lives and improving the quality of life for many more. Technology and Healthcare Not only has technology changed the paradigm of healthcare for patients and their families, but it’s also had a huge impact on medical processes and practices of healthcare professionals allRead 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 →

MIJA, the Massachusetts-based innovative technology provider, has two new products – Critical Alert Universal and Easy Lift Oxygen (ELO) – available from 3rd October. The Critical Alert Universal is a low oxygen alarm which has an extended battery life and is compatible with oxygen conservers, integrated valve systems, CGA 870 oxygen regulators, EMS regulators, and industrial gas regulators. Critical Alert Universal The easy-to-transport ELO, an integrated valve regulator with Universal Oxygen Alarm, combines an integrated regulator with Critical Alert Universal technology which delivers 24/7 content status, audible alarm and color-coded lights. It allows the gas distributors to offer their customers a one-piece regulator and handle.Read 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 →

When we initially opened our doors in 1972 in America’s first town, Plymouth, MA, we had no idea that we would become a global company. We prided ourselves on our products being made here in America and helping solve problems for those within the fire, medical, and variety of other industries. As the world grew, changed and became more connected, so did manufacturing. 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. With the implementation of the North American Free Trade Act, expanding and opening a manufacturing facilityRead More →