From the moment you tell your friends or begin showing signs of that cute baby bump, the congratulations will surely be followed up by “is it a boy or girl?” For an increasing number of parents, gender reveal parties are quickly becoming an extravagant new way to share the big news with family and friends. Gender reveal parties are no longer a simple cake cutting or balloon release.  People are said to have wrestled alligators, jumped out of airplanes and shooting tannerite to create a colored powder explosion. Tannerite Concerns While Tannerite is technically legal, it can also be dangerous. According to the many news sources,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 →

As the summer comes to an end, parents are getting ready to send their children back to school. With that comes back-to-school activities such as shopping for school supplies, packing backpacks, and meeting and greeting new teachers. And while fire drills are taught to students while at school, it is not the same as fire safety guidelines for the home.   Fire safety while at home shouldn’t be overlooked and each family should have a plan in place in case of a fire. Many older children will return home at the end of each school day to an empty house until their parents get homeRead 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 →

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 →