Columbia Tech and Quinsigamond Community College: Creating the Future of Robotics Education

Columbia Tech’s Test Engineering Team recently visited Quinsigamond Community College (QCC) to help develop a new Robotics Program with their...

Launching to a Robotics Future

Keith Ruenheck, Principal Software Engineer Keith Ruenheck is a Principal Software Engineer at Columbia Tech. He graduated with an electrical...

Perfection Can Be the Enemy of New Product Development

By Paul Moruzzi, Program Manager When developing a new innovative product, looking for perfection can oftentimes hinder your ability to introduce...

Single Board Computers for Embedded Systems

Keith Ruenheck, Principal Software Engineer The traditional computing platform for embedded systems is a microcontroller. Microcontrollers are...

Managing Expectations in a Complex Contractual Design Services Environment

Stephen Charron, Senior Mechanical Engineer When we are deciding to have work done on our personal property such as a house or car, we want to be...

The Importance of a Structured Phase Gate Process in Product Development

Tom Mofford, Project Manager, Engineering   At Columbia Tech, we understand the dynamic challenges that can come up during any new product...

Working in Manufacturing: A Journey of Perception vs Reality

Craig Thompson, Engineering Technician Supervisor I started my journey with Columbia Tech and the Coghlin Companies as part of an acquisition 10...

Coghlin Companies Engineer Volunteers for STEM Event

Author: Rich Strazdas, Senior Software Engineer Every March, for the last ten years, the Boy Scouts Council covering the greater Lowell area has...

Columbia Tech Introduces Company Sponsored Toastmasters Club

Keith Ruenheck, Principle Software Engineer Recently, Columbia Tech formed and introduced a company sponsored Toastmasters Club, now known as the...

Are Cities of the Future Here Today?

Mitch Mondro, Marketing Intern   Population Shift Drives Opportunities According to the U.N., 54.5 percent of the world’s population...

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Columbia Tech Hosts EMC Interns for Day of Learning

Columbia Tech Hosts EMC Interns for Day of Learning

Columbia Tech recently hosted a group of college interns from the Franklin MA campus of EMC Corporation. Similar gatherings have taken place every year, with Columbia Tech hosting a group of talented engineering and business management students from local high schools...

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Why Time to Market is Vital to Your Company

Why Time to Market is Vital to Your Company

By Sarah Fisher, Sales and Marketing Communications Associate Have you heard of Elisha Gray?  Elisha Gray filed for a patent on the telephone the same day as Alexander Graham Bell. Gray is considered by some to be the true inventor of the telephone. Because of his...

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Holiday Gift-Giving With Columbia Tech Caring Associates

Holiday Gift-Giving With Columbia Tech Caring Associates

By John Georgian, Quality Engineer Columbia Tech's commitment to meeting or exceeding customer's expectations can be found in multiple examples everyday throughout the company.  One particular example is an onsite support setup with one of our biggest and longest...

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Knowledge of Regulations Leads to ITAR Registration Success

Knowledge of Regulations Leads to ITAR Registration Success

By Rich Schulman, Vice President of Quality and ITAR Technology Control Officer and Gerry St. Jean, Manager Audit and Training. Columbia Tech applied for, and successfully received, its ITAR registration for the fifth year which is now valid through April 2014. To...

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All You Need to Know: ITAR Registration and Regulations

All You Need to Know: ITAR Registration and Regulations

Prepared by Rich Schulman, Vice President of Quality and ITAR Technology Control Officer and Gerry St. Jean Manager Audit and Training.As 2013 unfolds, Columbia Tech finds itself preparing to apply for its 5th year of ITAR registration from the Department of State. ...

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Columbia Tech Partners With Worcester Technical High School

Columbia Tech Partners With Worcester Technical High School

The Coghlin Companies have a long history of giving back to the communities in which we live and work.   For over 100 years, our Companies have supported health, education, and social service programs.  One notable example is our support of Worcester Technical High...

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A Day in the Surf: Learning Essential Task Completion Skills

A Day in the Surf: Learning Essential Task Completion Skills

My son had been carefully watching the tide charts, moon phases and weather reports for several weeks and announced that he found a day which everything lined up.  I looked at the calendar and told him that I didn't want him to take a day out of school to fish.  The...

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