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 →

Beginners Guide to Medical Gauges Many of today’s medical procedures and illnesses require a form of medical gas, such as Oxygen, Nitrous Oxide, Carbon Dioxide, Nitrogen, and many others. Pressure gauges are used to measure the pressure of the gas within the cylinder, which indicates the amount of gas available. MIJA’s medical gauges can be found on anesthesia equipment, oxygen regulators, respiratory equipment, dental systems, and many more around the globe. Oxygen Gauges Oxygen is often described as the gas of life, for its strong oxidizing and life-sustaining properties. It is used in medicine for therapeutic purposes and in the metals industry for steelmaking andRead More →

Fireworks USA

The 4th of July is upon us and that means fireworks are in season. Fireworks present a dangerous element to our cookouts and parties and while fun to watch from afar, they should be ultimately left to the professionals. Did you know that an average of 230 firework-related injuries occur every 4th of July? We at MIJA recommend that you see your local community’s fireworks show as they are much safer and tend to be much more extravagant! If you find yourself at a party with fireworks be sure they are taking proper precautions. State and Local law Many states have put laws in placeRead More →

Fire Pit

Summer is here, and odds are that means you will find yourself around a fire with friends and family at some point over the next few weeks. There is just something inherently human about sitting around a fire and looking at the stars isn’t there? And while the crackle of the fire puts your mind at ease, don’t let a lack of preparation get the best of you! The National Fire Protection Agency estimated over 600,000 outdoor pit fires became out of control in 2016. Don’t let yourself be a statistic and follow the following steps listed below! Getting Started There are no awards forRead More →

According to CNN Money, bus transportation is regarded as one of the safest modes of public transportation. Millions of passenger’s ride safely every day via charters, tours, scheduled service, and shuttles. Safety of Passengers The manufacturers and operators of buses have gone to great lengths to ensure the safety of their passengers. During the past several years we have witnessed the increase in the transit industries embracement and investment in fire suppression systems for board buses. Costs Associated with a Bus Fire An average of 2500 bus fires are reported annually, with an estimated $24.2 million lost in direct property damage each year according toRead More →

National Skilled Nursing care week (NSNCW) was established by the American Health Care Association (AHCA) in 1967. This national week of observance was formerly known as National Nursing Home week. This celebration gives us the opportunity to recognize the key roles of skilled nursing care centers and their hard work in caring for seniors and people with disabilities throughout America. The AHCA announced the 2018 NSNCW theme is “Celebrating Life’s Stories”. This was served to commemorate life’s most important events, relationship, and experiences that formed perspectives of residents, family, staff, and volunteers in long or short-term care. Read more on the official press release. TheRead More →

According to USMedicine.com, Veterans are three times more likely to develop COPD than the general population. Actually, it is the fifth most prevalent disease in the veteran population, affecting approximately 15 percent of U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare users. Below we will take a closer look at why veterans are more likely to be affected by this incurable disease and its effects on the healthcare system. Causes of COPD Emphysema, chronic bronchitis, irreversible asthma and many forms of bronchiectasis are all possible ailments a patient diagnosed with COPD can face. Cigarette smoke is the leading cause of COPD. In fact, 75 percent ofRead 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 →