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The Upside of COVID? Closing Australia’s Skills Gap

The fate of Australia’s diminishing manufacturing industry has long been hanging in the balance – and then?

BIBRA LAKE, Perth, Western Australia , 23-Nov-2020 — /EPR INDUSTRIAL NEWS/ — Along came COVID-19. For a sector that had been neglected for decades, while the pandemic wasn’t quite the final nail in the coffin, it certainly brought with it the shock wave that made our government sit up and take notice.

And maybe – just maybe – the situation might bring the stars into alignment that will help close the country’s chasm of a skills gap.

Manufacturing is Crucial for Our Economic Recovery

Change is always hard to come by, especially at the extent manufacturing needs. But there are some green roots showing. Thanks to the new government taskforce set up in response to an industry-led recommendation plan, the desperately needed funding for investment and growth is beginning to trickle through.

So what does this mean for the industry, and in particular the small and medium-sized businesses that make up the majority of the sector?

To fully comprehend this we need to drive deep into the rot that’s now endemic throughout. Only by understanding the mistakes that’ve been made and why we have such a major skills crisis, can we begin to turn this unfortunate turn of events around.

By far the most effective way of doing this is to lay bare the biggest error of all, and it all boils down to this: we’ve forgotten the value of local business and manufacturing capabilities. It’s hard to pinpoint exactly when this occurred, but if COVID has brought about anything, it’s that we’ve had a hard, sharp lesson as to the importance of local support and expertise. Suddenly the crucial need for home-grown supply chain capabilities has become vital for our businesses and industries, and this can only be brought back up to scratch with a long-term strategy and, most importantly, the necessary funding.

Manufacturing Provides the Building Blocks from which All Other Industries can Grow

The world desperately scrabbled for commodities (ventilators, PPE, toilet roll!) and we were among them. Once upon a time our powerhouse nation boasted some of the best skilled workers on the planet. Today we are but a shadow of our former selves.

So has COVID achieved what many industry experts have failed to do over the previous few decades, and forced the hand of our government to invest in the sector? Perhaps so… What has definitely happened is the following:

  • We’re beginning to understand the many benefits of local support and expertise
  • We’ve realised that the value of local business and manufacturing capabilities is more about quality and service, and less about price
  • The importance of great B2B relationships is something our economy relies on

These are the reasons that, at last, the funding is starting to be put into place for SMEs to be able to upskill their workers and invest in advanced manufacturing processes. It’s only through initiatives such as these that we can become competitive on a global scale. In addition, it gives these companies the opportunity to innovate and commercialise new technologies.

So… Is 2020 the year that manufacturing turns the corner and provides the bedrock necessary for our country to begin to close the skills gap? Only time will tell for sure. But what it has meant is that companies such as SixDe have begun the slow uphill climb – and long may it continue.

An example of this is SixDe’s expansion in preparation of the commercialisation of Magneto, a robotic platform that is the future of inspection robotics. The industry relies on such innovation. With such projects and advancement, we not only get the chance to retrain our current workers, but we lay the foundations that will attract the brightest young minds from around the world to come and live, study and work in our wonderful country. So perhaps, just perhaps, we can drag some positivity from the awful situation that is COVID, and use it to bring about a greater good for Australia.

To find out more about Magneto and the home-produced precision machine components from SixDe, visit www.sixde.com.au or call 08 9434 1112.

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Haizol now offers Motorcycle Manufacturing & Custom Made Bike Parts

LONDON, 11-Nov-2020 — /EPR INDUSTRIAL NWES/ — Haizol entered the market as a manufacturer of metal and plastic parts and components, quickly becoming a go-to name in the machining and molding industry both within China and throughout the world. Haizol now has a solid and expanding consumer base worldwide of small and medium enterprises who require custom manufacturing of high quality parts.

Haizol is a one-stop sourcing solution for quality parts and products, and is excited to announce they have added to their offerings. From design to door, Haizol can now manufacture motorcycles, e-bikes, and bicycles, including custom parts for these products. Being a custom manufacturer gives the customer maximum flexibility in terms of achieving their product requirements. With a low minimum order quantity, it is accessible for businesses of all sizes.

Haizol have been developing their automotive manufacturing capabilities over the last several years, and have now reached the perfect point to produce and deliver automotive supplies to the masses. With flexible solutions for all business types, a customer can jump onto the website to get a same day quote, at unbeatable value for money. In-house engineers make the process seamless, being on hand to provide design assistance, manufacturability advice, and cost reduction recommendations.

Haizol’s customer satisfaction rate is second to none, with their transparent ordering and review service enabling new customers to order with confidence.

From production, to assembly, and delivery, try Haizol today to reduce your sourcing budget.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Haizol: New export business in China has seen its largest increase since 2017

LONDON, 19-Oct-2020 — /EPR INDUSTRIAL NEWS/ — The Caixin China General Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) measures the performance within the manufacturing sector, and is based on over 400 private industrial companies in China. The PMI shows a steady figure of 53.0 for September 2020, suggesting manufacturing growth remains robust, and factory activity continued their recovery path since COVID-19 hit.

China’s manufacturing industry this last quarter has exceeded last years readings, aided by a COVID-19 measures being relaxed. There was a new rise in orders, and buying levels were at an all time high since 2018.

New export business in China has seen its largest increase since 2017, alongside purchasing activity reaching its highest level of the last decade. This year has also seen the highest number of new orders since the beginning of 2011. Haizol has witnessed continued growth from the middle of the year until now, finding an increased number of buyers want to move to digital manufacturing, and find value in Haizol’s hands off, online sourcing offering.

China manufacturing has also demonstrated its resilience through employment figures, which have now stabilized after a turbulent couple of months of job shedding. Key manufacturing companies showed growth in input costs have risen, yet there has been no significant rise in selling prices due to tough market competition. Haizol, who have experienced continual growth to their customer base, have also maintained that keeping their prices low is imperative to their customer centered approach, and remaining the most competitive in the market.

The economy in China has demonstrated it has got its momentum back post epidemic, with manufacturing expanding the most since 2011, according to the Caixin index. In 2020, it has beaten the market consensus month on month, with successive growth in factory activity and the sharpest in almost a decade, as consumer demand continued to expand after the pandemic. With index figures at a 6-month high, and with a renewed increase in orders month on month, buyers worldwide can order parts with confidence.

Whether a company is looking to outsource a prototype, or full-scale production, Haizol are experts in metal and plastic custom part production. Companies of all sizes receive a tailor made, customer focused service.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

OEM Sourcings: Eliminate risks associated with possible geographical closures with Haizol’s 200,000+ suppliers across Asia

LONDON, 28-Sep-2020 — /EPR INDUSTRIAL NEWS/ — Operational Agility refers to one’s ability to discover and seize opportunities to improve operations and processes, within a focused business model. For the vast majority of companies, increasing agility is a board room objective.

With the world becoming increasingly fragile, who wouldn’t want to be in a position where they are able to react quickly to opportunities or adapt in time to evade possible difficulty? What used to be a focus on goals delivering tangible and short term returns, 2020 has brought operational agility to the forefront of business strategy and objectives.

Small, medium and large manufacturers, are all looking into what exactly their operations are and how efficiently they run them. A priority is to be well prepared to respond to future events, and this begins with improved analysis and management.

For industrial businesses in particular, agility enables flexibility and responsiveness, which can be critical for businesses preparation facing unpredictable situations. With these tools, a business can alter their direction with assurance and adjust to emerging challenges worldwide.
How can a company become more agile? Utilizing digital tools and analytics alongside AI and automation can aid in gaining insights and data. This data creates a better picture of the current situation, allowing for improved planning for the future. Adopting digital technologies, in conjunction with more data intelligence is key to prosper and advance supply chain relationships.

Outsourcing your supply chain can result in more efficient and streamlined operations. Having a supplier base which is widespread and can withstand the possibility of geographical closures which may limit production is beneficial. Haizol has a diverse supply chain in place, which can bring stability and confidence to businesses of all sizes. Haizol leverages a database of over 200,000 suppliers across Asia specializing in all kinds of manufacturing processes to cater to the most stringent requirements.

Diversify your existing strategy today and try outsourcing your parts production.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Tarps Now® Industrial Divider Curtains in High Demand

St. Joseph, Michigan, United States, 2019-Aug-24 — /EPR INDUSTRIAL NEWS/ — Partitioning a large plant or warehouse with Industrial Divider Curtains is an important part of creating an efficient, manageable workspace where physical barriers are used to create a wide range of benefits including increased efficiencies, temperature control, sound dampening, improved employee morale and workplace safety. To meet this need, Tarps Now® offers numerous options that businesses select to partition facilities to control temperatures, reduce flows of [particulate matter and improve workplace safety.

An Efficient Workplace Safety Solution

While permanent walls provide permanent solutions, they’re considerably less flexible, require more time and materials to deploy. In contrast to this more costly and time-consuming process, industrial divider curtains that are easy to install, as well as far more affordable. They offer an ideal level of privacy and physical separation with the added advantage of dynamic flexibility. Tarps Now® Industrial Divider Curtains are typically installed using mounted on steel roller tracks, allowing for partitions to be removed and replaced quickly and easily.

Additionally, Tarps Now® offers industrial grade curtain tracks are available in a variety of configurations to meet specific business objectives, goals and needs. Divider Curtain placement solutions include straight single-partition tracks, two-, three-, and four-sided setups, which have the capability to efficiently segregate multiple workstations within one large open area. Tarps Now® industrial curtains can be taken down and re-hung as needed, making this solution one of the most versatile workplace applications available.

Heavy-Duty and Durable

Noting the flexible nature of the materials used to engineer industrial curtains, they are designed for long lasting durability, and are tough enough to withstand the rigors of the most common environmental hazards and byproducts of warehousing, receiving, and factory-style workplace. Consider the following potential uses:

  • Aircraft hangers and facilities
  • Automotive manufacturing, repair, or painting
  • Climate-controlled storage facilities
  • Factories and manufacturing plants
  • Hazardous material control
  • Sandblasting and spray painting work
  • Warehouses and stock facilities
  • Woodworking and other craftsman activities

Tarps Now® Industrial Curtains make it possible to contain airborne contaminants which occur regularly in these types of environments, creating defined areas which improve working conditions throughout a facility.

Other Notable Benefits

While many applications are traditionally found in industrial environments, these types of curtains are a viable solution for a wide range of needs. Schools, restaurants, and retail establishments are all examples of non-industrial entities which can derive several key benefits of industrial curtains:

  • Confining dust, mist, smoke or sparks
  • Limiting temperature loss or gain
  • Containing humidity
  • Reducing transfer of light, noise, and odors

When factoring in the relative ease of use and installation, it’s plain to see that industrial curtains are a powerful solution for managing any large space. You can get help with designing and installing Industrial Divider Curtains by contacting Tarps Now at 888-800-1383.

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Tarps Now Expands Offerings of Flame Retardant Grade Welding Curtains, Welding Screens

Tarps Now Expands Offerings of Flame Retardant Grade Welding Curtains, Welding Screens

St. Joseph, Michigan, United States, 2019-Aug-12 — /EPR INDUSTRIAL NEWS/ — Tarps Now® is pleased to announce the expansion of its proprietary lines of flame resistant Welding Curtains, Welding Blankets and Fire-Retardant Tarps that are engineered to improve the workplace safety where welding and industrial heat process takes place and pose an ongoing risk to worker safety.

The new lines of Industrial Grade Welding Screens, Welding Curtains and Welding Blankets now offered by Tarps Now® are engineered to significantly reduce the hazards associated with welding and related industrial processes involving sparks, UV flashes, spatter, and heated dust from manufacturing processes.

In addition to these new lines of welding fabrics, Tarps Now® also announced the release of a wide variety of PVC welding curtains that includes fire resistant, transparent vinyl. While light duty welding blankets typically used for general welding provide protection against light sparks and spatter, these can also be used vertically.

For applications requiring customization, Tarps Now® is the leader in the production of custom Flame Retardant and Fire-Resistant fabrics and related heat resistant fabric materials.

Tarps Now® Flame Resistant Welding Screens, Curtains and Blankets:

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7 Belt Storage Tips

Perth, WA, Australia, 2019-Mar-15 — /EPR INDUSTRIAL NEWS/ — Even though most technicians know that the way that belts are stored can have a significant impact on their performance, the appropriate level of attention and care isn’t always paid to belt storage.

Often, improper storage procedures are the reason for premature belt failure. Improper storage can damage the tensile cord, dooming the product to failure because of damage incurred prior to installation on the drive.

For belts to retain their serviceability and for optimum reliability and consistent performance, they have to be properly stored. It’s as simple as that.

Proper storage means:

  • Less likelihood of premature failure
  • Extended service life
  • Improved performance
  • Enhanced safety
  • Better warranty protection

Here are seven recommendations for proper belt storage:

1. Store belts in a cool and dry environment. Ensure belts are stored away from windows or glassed areas, so as to avoid direct sunlight and eliminate any risk of exposure to moisture.

2. Belt performance is halved for every 9.50C above 460C, so if your operation is located in areas where extreme heat is experienced, such as many sites around Western Australia, you need to take extra precautions to maintain moderate temperatures where the belts are stored. The temperature should not exceed 29.50C and relative humidity should be below 75% to prevent the risk of mildew or fungus.

3. Belts should also be stored well away from any heating device or ozone-generating devices such as transformers and electric motors. They should also be kept well away from any risk of contamination from airborne chemicals.

4. Store belts on shelves in boxes (preferably the original box) or other protective containers, but don’t force the belts into the boxes and distort them. Avoid crimping or sharp bends in the belts too. You should also limit the contents of each container to prevent the weight from damaging the belts at the bottom of the pile.

If you can avoid it, keep belts off the floor as they risk getting damaged from traffic as well as from liquid or chemical spills.

5. When storage time exceeds six months, the belt tension should be relaxed. If stored properly under the right conditions, belts can be stored for up to six years.

6. Avoid twisting, bending or crimping belts during handling and storage as this may damage them. Always adhere to the manufacturers’ recommendations in terms of bending diameter and tension. Longer belts can be stored coiled in large diameter loops.

7. Avoid hanging belts from small diameter pegs as they could distort over time caused by the suspended weight of the belt, but if you are storing the V-belt on a wall rack, use a saddle that has a diameter at least as large as the recommended sheave or sprocket minimum for that particular cross-section.

By adhering to the guidelines and recommendations above, you will gain the maximum life and optimum reliability and performance from your V-belt or synchronous belt.

For any other information about belt storage and handling procedures, or for any other technical equipment query, get in touch with the professionals at Nexxis.

Nexxis is a leading Australian supplier of world-class technical equipment for a wide cross-section of industries and their experienced team will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have. Get in touch with them on 08 9418 4952 or visit nexxis.com.au.

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Global Crawler Cranes Market: Demand for crawler cranes continues to rise, with sales estimated at over 3,600 units in 2018

DUBLIN 2, Ireland, 26-Oct-2018 — /EPR INDUSTRIAL NEWS/ — Fact.MR recently announced the launch of its report that provides detailed assessment on the crawler cranes market. A comprehensive analysis has been offered on the key factors that are likely to shape the crawler cranes market’s trajectory. The report also profiles key stakeholders in the automotive fuel injectors market, along with assessment on their product portfolio and key developments. Production and sales of crawler cranes have been tracked across key markets including Asia-Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ), North America, Japan and Europe.

Request the sample of the report at https://www.factmr.com/connectus/sample?flag=S&rep_id=2236

Key Takeaways from the Report:

  • Demand for crawler cranes continues to rise, with sales estimated at over 3,600 units in 2018
  • Greater China is the largest market for crawler cranes; the region accounted for over 30% of the global crawler crane sales in 2017
  • Gains are significant in the U.S. and India – collectively, these two markets account for nearly one-fourth volume sales of crawler cranes
  • Crawler cranes with <150 tons load capacity are the top-selling category; volume growth is likely to be 2X as that of 300-600 tons category
  • Construction industry accounted for the highest demand for crawler cranes; wind farms are an upcoming avenue

Greater China – The Manufacturing Hub of Crawler Cranes

Crawler crane sales in Greater China are likely to surpass 1,200 units in 2018—this is 2X greater than sales in the second most lucrative market – India. Greater China’s position as the largest manufacturing hub for construction machinery continues on an upward spiral, complemented by the Dragon’s ascendancy as a global economic powerhouse. While these trends continue to pose significant impact on crawler cranes production and sales in the country, regulatory bodies such as EPD have imposed emission regulations that delay approval of these equipment being sold or leased.

Crawler Cranes Production by Key Countries (Units)
2016 A 2017 A 2018 A 2022 F 2028 F
Greater China 1,160 1,196 1,232 1,407 1,706
India XX XX XX XX XX
U.S. XX XX XX XX XX
Japan XX XX XX XX XX
GCC XX XX XX XX XX

To get more information on redacted data, speak to the report authors

“The crawler crane industry in India is at crossroads, as the market has matured in recent years and shed its skepticism on utility of highly advanced machinery. End-users are now willing to invest in premium equipment, thereby providing an impetus to manufacturers to introduce high-tech products,” says Mr. Shambhu Nath Jha, Senior Consultant at Fact.MR.

“The transition phase of the construction equipment industry in India alludes a cascading effect on crane rental cost, if there is any slack in demand. However, presence of manufacturers that sell counterfeit products at lower cost continues to pose adverse impacts on productivity, reliability and performance of crawler cranes. This will confine future growth prospects of the industry,” concludes Mr. Jha.

The report is available for purchase at https://www.factmr.com/checkout/2236/S

About the Report

Fact.MR’s report titled ‘Crawler Cranes Market Forecast, Trend Analysis, and Competition Tracking – Global Market Insights 2018-2028,” gives a comprehensive analysis on production and sales of crawler cranes across key regions. Prominent trends impacting growth of the crawler cranes market have been identified and analyzed in detail. The study also offers a segmental analysis and forecast on the crawler cranes market.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Spahn & Rose Named to ProSales 100 List

Dubuque, Iowa, 2018-Jul-23 — /EPR Industrial News/ — Spahn & Rose has been named as one of the top 100 lumberyards in the country, according to ProSales, a newsletter that reports on contractor and construction industry trends.

As part of the ranking information, ProSales cited Spahn & Rose as having 85 percent of sales to professional contractors.

Spahn & Rose ranked 56th on the ProSales 100 list based on sales to professional contractors. ProSales compiles the rankings through information provided by listed companies and other publicly available research.

Published annually for the past 26 years, the ProSales 100 is a list of the nation’s biggest building material distributors based on dollar volume of pro contractor sales. ProSales is the newsletter of Hanley Wood, a construction industry research organization.

With 23 locations in Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin, Spahn & Rose has been serving professional contractors since it opened in 1904.

“We’re proud to be one of the top 100 lumberyards in the country, and Spahn & Rose is dedicated to pro contractor customers,” says Spahn & Rose CEO Dave Davis. “Being recognized on the ProSales 100 is rewarding, and Spahn & Rose will continue to provide contractors with high-quality building materials with top-notch, expert customer service.”

Spahn & Rose is also very active in the communities it serves, during the past three years, the Spahn & Rose Charitable Foundation has donated over $381,000 to a variety of local non-profit organizations.

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Twin Rivers Customizes Publishing Papers to Target Religious Text Applications

Premium Hybrid and Freesheet Offering Delivers Value and Quality

Madawaska, ME, October 08, 2014 — /EPR INDUSTRIAL NEWS/ — Understanding the challenges facing religious publishers and printers, Twin Rivers Paper Company tailored a portfolio of lightweight Premium Hybrid and Freesheet papers to deliver value and quality for spiritual scripture, inspirational non-fiction and study guides.

“Whether it is paper cost, supply chain logistics, quality or ease of doing business, publishers and printers are being asked to do more for less in delivering evangelical materials around the world,” said Robert Hutchins, Product Manager. “As an experienced supplier, we know this market. For the last 20 years our Freesheet grades set industry standards while our Premium Hybrid papers are driving market innovation.”

With an 80+ year legacy of papermaking, Twin Rivers is one of the primary North American manufacturers of lightweight opaque Freesheet papers, a category widely used for scriptural applications because of strength and printability. Understanding the market need for options, Twin Rivers pioneered the Premium Hybrid category, formulated with the optimal blend of Groundwood and Freesheet fiber to deliver opacity, strength and value.

“Our Premium Hybrid papers have transformed other publishing markets like financial printing and reference. We know once religious publishers and printers become more familiar with our blended products they will appreciate the unique benefits of the offering. Premium Hybrid can translate into a significant advantage for a publisher,” added Hutchins. “Our papers provide options that support brand image while stretching budgets to expand reach.”

Core papers for religious text applications include Custom Brite® and Bridge Supreme®. Custom Brite is a Freesheet paper available in 22-40 lb. basis weights while Bridge Supreme is a Premium Hybrid paper available in 18-38 lb. basis weights, with added hybrid capability extending up to 40 lb. Both grades are designed for this technical application; optimizing readability, performance and aesthetics.

Additionally, Twin Rivers manufacturers a robust line of publishing papers that can be engineered to meet the needs of a wide array of applications. The company is known for its lightweight manufacturing flexibility, excellent service platforms and willingness to co-develop customized solutions. Paper characteristics including fiber furnish, bulk, basis weight and brightness drive a needs-based approach to paper selection.

For more information, visit our Religious Market webpage or call us at 800.920.9988 and ask for our Religious Papers Overview.

Contact-Details: Dave Deger
Vice President, Strategy and Marketing
(207) 523-2355
dave.deger@twinriverspaper.com

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Twin Rivers Paper Company is an integrated specialty paper company that manufactures packaging, label and publishing products for targeted markets and applications. The company has operations in Maine and New Brunswick.

The company recently became Associated Members of the Evangelical Christian Publishing Association (ECPA) an international non-profit organization dedicated to the publishing and distribution of Christian content worldwide.

For more information, visit us on the web at www.twinriverspaper.com.

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Laundry 365 Can Put A New Spark In Your Laundry With A Reprogramming Of That Machine

Laundry 365 are always trying to keep ahead of the game and they have put a great deal of work into getting the service right for the customer after he has set up and run his laundry. Laundry 365 is able to supply a vast range of laundry equipment from virtually every major supplier and this goes across the full range of laundry requirements from washing machines, tumble dryers, hydro extractors, ironers, finishing stations and drying cabinets. They are also able to offer excellent repair and servicing options to ensure that the equipment once purchased and installed will work well and stay working. This even includes a 365 day a year contact and repair service.

Laundry 365 have realised that there are other requirements that are needed to ensure longevity in the laundry and to help all the servicing side of the business they maintain a vast store of spare parts for most major machines. They also have a vast store of knowledge on old and obsolete machines and are excellent at sourcing spare laundry parts for the machine that may have been super-ceded many years ago but which still does an excellent job most of the time but requires a part, which is not easily found. Laundry 365 are very proud to have achieved a great deal of success in repairing and finding the right parts for good machines that would have had to have been thrown on the scrap heap.

One of the more recent work projects has been carried out in trying and most often succeeding in bringing older machines up to date by reprogramming them to a new and more efficient routine. Most modern day machines have a computer capability that allows them to be programmed to a user defined capability which will enable the customer to deal with problems or work programmes specific to his customer base. The programming system can be difficult to understand at times but Laundry 365 has expertise, which can help and return that older machine to deal with the intricacies of modern cleaning equipment. It is not just washing machines that have programmed machines but also tumble dryers and many of the finishing machines.

Laundry 365 can re-programme the washing machine to include an Ozone Disinfection Infused rinse cycle something that was not available years ago, also it may be that the operating temperature requires reducing. The advantage of re-programming is that it may be possible to significantly reduce the operating costs of running the machine and hence the cost per unit laundered lowered to increase the competitivity of the laundry in the market place. It can also help to improve the “Green” credentials of the laundry.

Laundry 365 is willing to discuss any problem that the customer may have and hopefully find a solution. There is a saying which comes to mind, that “if it is not broke do not fix it” but if Laundry 365 can reduce the running costs by 10% to 20% perhaps it is broke.

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Whaler Supply Leads the Way for Product Solutions in the Industrial and Commercial Markets

Company Overview
Whaler Supply is a great way to find the products that make your business run properly. They have built a unique business structure, which allows them to provide fantastic customer service without paying a premium price for the solutions your business requires. Whaler Supply has established partnerships with only the most respected manufacturers in the industry, such as 3M, Aware Ware and many more. These suppliers offer great warranties, return policies, fair prices and great customer service. The chosen partnerships are appropriate because they have proven to truly care and service the customer.

Markets
Whaler Supply has recently shifted their core business to better serve the industrial and commercial markets.

The industrial market focuses on selling goods and services to other businesses. Many of the products Whaler Supply is selling to other businesses are inputs to different end products. Without these inputs, other businesses operations would not be possible. As opposed to the industrial market, the commercial market focuses on selling goods and services to end-users. Many of these products can be used in a business or personal setting. Whaler Supply has actively worked over the past years reinventing product lines and market focus. This new approach has shown to be very successful and is the leading reason why Whaler Supply is a top player in the product solutions space.

Products
Whaler Supply offers an array of products to suit any sized project. Regardless of the state of the economy, businesses are constantly expanding, maintaining and making strategic decisions to improve the financial and overall well being of various industries. They offer an array of categories consisting of matting and runners, personal protective equipment and traffic and pedestrian safety equipment. Some of these products include mats, hard hats and eye glasses for the workplace. Always check www.whalersupply.com/ to find new specials, additional products and newly established partnerships with premier manufacturers.

Key Highlights
Whaler Supply is constantly innovating to provide the best business solutions in the industry. As previously mentioned, their website is full of information covering policies, a login account enabled privacy feature and product information. One of the most highlighted services they offer is the return policy and shipping information.

Return Policy
Not only are they an industry leader in the business product solutions area, but also offer one of the most reasonable and fair return policies in the industry. They offer eligible returns for up to one (1) year on product solutions. They offer product or credit refunds to your account. Returns are only contingent upon five (5) easy to follow guidelines: (1) All RMA forms are downloadable online, simply fill out and attach to the packing slip (2) The product must be unused and in the original packaging (3) You must provide prepaid shipping on the product, it will be refunded to you (4) The easy to complete RMA form is also to be emailed to Whalers Supply (5) No authorization is needed for returns

Delivery Information
Whaler Supply prides itself on providing premium products and services at reasonable prices. They have an established business partnership with the worldwide leader, FedEx, to provide safe, quick, and reasonable shipping costs. As is standard in the product solutions area, the shipping costs and times are all contingent upon the package weight. As previously mentioned, Whalers Supply has developed an innovative website including an account feature for customers pleasure. Orders can be placed, tracked, and cancelled online from the comfort of your business or home.

As previously mentioned, Whaler Supply prides themselves on the ability to offer some of the lowest prices from the most established businesses in the product solutions area. The return and delivery policies satisfactorily complement their overall business mission.

Takeaway
They have a newly updated website that highlights their mission, products and policies. You can now track your orders from start to finish, checkout faster than ever, automate reorder shipments and find specials and discounts with Whaler Supply online. The recent upgrade to the official Whaler Supply website has introduced the Trust Wave, trusted commerce, solution to improve order checking and payment processing. The products and services Whaler Supply offers are always available at reasonable prices paired with excellent customer service without the premium price tag.

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Express Cleaning Supplies Gives Any Carpet The Clean Sweep

Express Cleaning Supplies can supply any cleaning equipment from small to large along with all the proper chemicals required for a good operation and quality cleaning with the equipment involved. This equipment can also be supplied at very competitive prices from a company, which has the experience to deal with all cleaning needs.

Express Cleaning Supplies is pleased to be able to supply the Prochem Blazer GT Truck Mounted Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner to the carpet and upholstery cleaning trade. Prochem manufacture some excellent equipment for all sorts of cleaning work but this piece of equipment is designed to meet the needs of the travelling carpet and upholstery cleaner who needs to be totally self-sufficient.

These days even the householder does not want to be inundated with large portable cleaners which take over the house and for a hotel or office complex this is often totally unacceptable as corridors or working space cannot be clogged up even out of normal working hours. The Prochem Blazer GT Truck Mounted Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner is usually mounted in a typical small van with a side door, the cleaning head is attached to a water and chemical supply hose and also a 2 inch vacuum hose and these are fitted to the Prochem Blazer GT Truck Mounted Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner. These hoses are some 250 feet (75 metres) long and can work long distances from the truck mounted carpet cleaner. Setting up for a job is simple and quick and with an extra water tank fitted the unit is totally self-sufficient.

The cleaning chemicals are added to the supply tanks but there is no need for careful measuring and mixing as the machine is set to mix the chemicals automatically. The machines works with a Briggs and Stratton 2 stroke engine and is therefore not reliant on a local power supply.

Express Cleaning Supplies are delighted with the quality of cleaning of the Prochem Blazer GT Truck Mounted Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner as it is very quick in its operation and very effective. The unit works at a pressure of some 300 to 500 psi unlike the smaller units that work at less than 100 psi. This increased pressure gives a much better cleaning, which is maintained at long distances from the van. Being just a set of trailing hoses allows the operator to move freely throughout the home or building complex and the ability to use many different chemicals allows it a full ability to deal with all the different problems that the operator may encounter. The machine can work continuously with no stops required other than enforced ones, it is also able to clean upholstery exceptionally well so that a complete cleaning operation can be carried out at one time. The Prochem Blazer GT Truck Mounted Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner is a great machine for dealing with large building cleaning as it can reach throughout the building, hoses and gun can be taken up external stairways or through windows to avoid entrance ways and hallways and there is no machine noise inside the building. Express Cleaning Supplies – http://www.express-cleaning-supplies.co.uk – notes that this is definitely a major player in the cleaning game

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Warranty on Trucks and Trolleys Extended to 10 years by The Workplace Depot

The Workplace Depot is delighted to announce that their range of Fetra trucks and trolleys will now be under warranty for 10 years; previously the warranty was for five years.

Many workplaces rely heavily on trucks and trolleys to move goods around and they can take a heavy pounding from regular, hefty usage. So it may come as a surprise that a company could guarantee the reliability of such an item for an extended period.

Ken Miller, Director of the Workplace Depot explained, “The reason we can give a 10 year warranty is because the equipment is now manufactured at highly efficient production facilities using some of the most advanced precision machinery. The Fetra range of trucks and trolleys are also powder-coated and undergo vigorous shot blasting pre-treatment.”

The new manufacturing process extends the product life as well as keeping the finish in tip-top condition for much longer.

There may be cheaper alternatives in the truck and trolley ranges provided by other suppliers, but buying an inferior item can be a false economy. This type of transport equipment has notoriously high levels of wear and tear, so lower quality equipment may only last a few years and therefore need to be replaced. This wastes both time and money versus the alternative of purchasing a reliable product that is guaranteed for 10 years.

Steve Miller, The Workplace Depot’s Managing Director commented on the quality of the Fetra products, “We are proud of the fact that if any of the Fetra products fail within 10 years, we will replace the whole truck or trolley, not just replace a part. We will of course do this free of charge. Our range is built to last and nothing says this more than a 10 year warranty.”

To view the full range of Fetra manufactured trucks and trolleys, visit the Workplace Depotwebsite.

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Laundry 365 Warewashers Have A Basque Connection

Laundry 365 is pleased to have formed a good relationship with the 5th largest domestic appliance manufacturer in Europe namely Fagor and sells a complete range of their products. However Laundry 365 has now moved into the complete dishwashing area as well as the laundry business. The company has vast experience in the clothes washing industry and its expertise in the use and servicing of all the laundry based machines, from Commercial Laundry Equipment Parts to full service packages. The similarity in the ware washing business machines to the laundry washers and other machines is such that laundry 365 has an excellent base with which to advise, supply and service any of the warewashers that are at the top of the game. They also have all the links to the suppliers and also to the user trade as they are very often the same as those that require laundries and washing services.

The Fagor AD20C Glass Washer is a great machine for a good standard operation that requires a steady supply of clean glasses ready for instant return to service. Fagor is based in the Basque country and is a company that has steadily grown over the years and provides excellent quality machines for the catering trade. It regularly competes quite successfully with all the major domestic appliance companies at a competitive price and with a high quality product. The Fagor AD20C Glass Washer will wash some 320 glasses per hour and uses a microprocessor control to operate the unit in 3 major programmes working from a remove all problems programme for heavily soiled glasses to a quick programme for typical low level contamination. The quality of the cleaning is excellent and the glasses will come out dry and clean and ready to use.

Laundry 365 notes that the Fagor AD20C Glass Washer is ideal for the standard kitchen, bar or hostelry as it provides a large quantity of glasses from a relatively small machine. The unit fits under the standard work counter so that it is out of the way and yet is easily accessible and being fitted at low level it leaves the upper area open for work space or open counter usage. There is an automatic detergent dispenser which will provide the right quantity of detergent on a consistent basis.

It is noted that Laundry 365 are pleased with the versatility of the Fagor AD20C Glass Washer as it will operate successfully in the full range of catering industries. It works ideally in the bar or pub trade where the unit will sit quite safely under the bar counter to provide a good quick access to recycled glasses on a regular basis. It can be loaded by bar staff in between serving and fits with the continual usage and recycling system that this usage requires. On the other hand it will also fit quite happily in the restaurant or large kitchen where glasses are returned from the eating area sorted from the crockery and washed ready for return service. This is a good workhorse supplied by a great supplier in Laundry 365.

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Lamp Post Extracts The Different Extractor Fan Options

Lamp Post Electrical have built a business supplying a range of good electrical equipment via the Internet at highly competitive prices. The range of their equipment lists is large and varied and represents the best options available for the standard electrical engineer. In the field of electrical extractor fans Lamp Post Electrical is pleased to be able to offer a selection of options, which can be chosen according to the application to which it is intended. In particular the Lamp Post Electrical company have a great range of Manrose bathroom extractor fans specially designed and built for bathroom, cloakroom and toilet use. These fans are all quiet in operation and are virtually silent to the rest of the room, if they make a noise there is something wrong with them.

Lamp Post are pleased to offer the Manrose XF 100PIR Extractor Fan specially built for bathrooms and toilets, this fan will operate on the entry of a person into the room and extract successfully until a fixed time after the exit of the person when a timer will automatically run for a fixed time after the persons exit. This will keep the bathroom extractor fan generally clean and dry and remove all uncomfortable smells as well as the steam from showers or baths. The only problem that the system may have is if copious amounts of wet washing are dried in the bathroom and the fan requires operating to remove the dampness, as the P I R system will have shut the system down long ago.

The Manrose WF 100mm Window Fan with Pullcord is a standard for Lamp Post Electrical as it is a basic fan which fits into the glass in the window where a hole has been cut and the extractor has been fitted. Extraction is simple and correct and the fan is turned on and off by means of a pullcord, this is a positive system that is cheap to install and will work effectively when power is turned on but is reliant on the power being turned on and off manually. Lamp Post realise this is a great extraction fan for use when problems occur and where manual operation is a sensible and secure way of removing the extraction problems. It is no use having a P I R system if the fan shuts down and leaves the problem unresolved.

The Manrose 4 inch Extractor fan with Humidstat – It is a great workhorse fan which can be fitted into the bathroom walls or ceiling so that the gases are extracted through a ducting to the outside of the building. The system works well and the built in Humidistat will keep the fan running when there is a humidity problem and just keep the fan going if a problem is detected.

Lamp Post – http://www.lamppostelectrical.co.uk – is pleased with these options and each has its place as well as the low voltage extractor fan systems, which are now also coming into serious contention in the market place. However Lamp Post Electrical has stocked each system because there are personal choices that people wish to make and each of the systems will work better in a certain environments than some of the others.

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Laundry 365 days working for the Electrolux Primus Hydro Extractor

Laundry 365 are a laundry supply company with a difference, they literally are available 365 days a year to help their customers and the experience comes from a company set up by personnel that had been in the laundry business for a good many years. The result is a company that has the ability to supply commercial laundry machines covering the full range of the industries requirements from all the major manufacturers and who can also give advice or can even design and build any laundry according to the customer’s specifications. When Laundry 365 is teamed with Electrolux, the great Swedish Laundry and Kitchen machine producer, in the supply of the Electrolux range of hydro extractors there is a good chance that the customer will get a good piece of equipment which can be serviced 365 days a year. Electrolux is the second largest producer of household goods in the world and has vast experience in producing excellent machines both under its own name and also many others.

Laundry 365 is pleased to promote the Electrolux Primus range of Hydro Extractors, which includes the massive HEM 289 18 kg model designed for the large commercial laundry. The hydro extractor is built to remove excess water after the washing machine has done its job. Instead of spending time with spin dryers working for long periods of time the Electrolux Hydro Extractor will do the job quickly efficiently. The Electrolux Hydro Extractor HEM 289 18 kg model has a vertical stainless steel drum for extremely long life and spins at up to 1450 rpm. This very high spin rate creates extreme G forces within the machine and removes the water from the laundry very rapidly. The result is that the laundry comes out of the machine only slightly damp and ready for ironing. Laundry 365 is pleased to note that the Electrolux Hydro Extractor HEM 289 18 kg model produces finished laundry in a state that the commercial ironing machine only requires one pass to finish the laundry.

The Electrolux Hydro Extractor is built to reduce the production time of the laundry cycle and although it at first seems to be an extra process it decreases the overall working time quite considerable and has become an invaluable piece of equipment in most commercial laundries. Laundry 365 is able to supply these machines with the flexible suspension stainless steel drum for low noise and reduced vibration from the machine, this also reduces the wear on the machine and helps with the life cycle of the machine. TheElectrolux Hydro Extractor can also be supplied with a fixed stainless steel drum for use in applications where the suspended drum would be a problem such as on ships, drilling platforms and laundrettes.

Laundry 365 will advise on the use of the full range of Electrolux Hydro Extractors from small to large so that the customer can obtain the best type of machine for his laundry application. Their vast knowledge is important in making sure that not only do they supply the best machine but also to make sure there is no duplication or money wasted in the process.

 

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Ferco Provides Seating to Major London Olympics Legacy Venues

Few will ever forget the sights and sounds of the historic London Olympic Games, but they might not realise that one of the UK’s premier stadium seating manufacturers had been at work behind the scenes; providing seating solutions for some of the most high profile arenas of the games.

But the Olympic legacy is still alive and well, and Ferco is also manufacturing seats for brand new developments outside of London which maintain the spirit of excellence and achievement that was born during the games; developments such as Orford Jubilee Park in Warrington, a state of the sporting facility for Sports, Leisure and Health Education students at Warrington College.

The Orford Jubilee Park is the latest Olympic legacy development outside of the capital. This £30 million arena is designed to house an array of exciting sporting activities and course provisions for the college, and thanks to the team at Ferco seating it can comfortably accommodate a host of interested spectators.

The project used riser mounted Ferco FCB-M seats which, while cost effective, boast a unique design and ergonomic build. Widely regarded as the most comfortable plastic spectator seat on the market, the Ferco FCB-M stadium seating solution was the ideal choice for this exciting new sports venue.

Of course, sporting arenas are rarely more breathtaking than the London Olympic Aquatic Centre and this premier sports facility at the heart of the Olympic experience also opted for the high quality Ferco FCB-M stadium seats.

The Aquatic Centre was designed by the award winning architect Zaha Hadid, who endeavoured to incorporate fluid motion into the building’s design. The Ferco FCB-M seats were the perfect solution to maintain this effect thanks to their fluid, curved design. The architects chose the beam variant of the FCB-M in order to provide the flexibility required by the stringent legacy requirements. The Olympic Games might have closed, but the Olympic legacy lives on and the Aquatic Centre will continue to host major sporting events. Ferco seating was chosen to provide a long lasting seating solution which will be in place for years to come.

The genius of this Olympic seating solution is that it was designed for simple reconfiguration after the Olympic Games. The Aquatic Centre is currently being redeveloped into a multi-faceted venue and the FCB-M beam mounted stadium seats have allowed for comprehensive reconfiguration of the spectator area which retains the same high quality seating solution.

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Laundry 365 Bolts Down for Extra Speed And Performance

Laundry 365 is pleased to supply the full range of laundry machines from small to large and from basic to high tech machines for specialist markets. Laundry 365 was started by an experienced set of managers with many years of working in the laundry industry who always aim to get the very best in quality and performance from the cleaning equipment supplied for their customers. This base has allowed the company to develop a full range of equipment which will cover all the basic requirements of any customer.

The washing machine market is one part of the laundry business where there are a number of options that can be taken to improve performance within the washing process. Laundry 365 is able to help in making those decisions and is able to supply equipment to give the best possible results in terms of cleanliness, productivity and energy savings. There are many washing machines to choose from and one choice is whether to bolt the machine down or leave it free-standing. Laundry 365 is pleased to be able to supply a range of bolt down washing machines as well as a range of free standing models.

Laundry 365 notes that the bolt down washing machine is specially designed to take advantage of a floor fitting and to use that support to allow the machine to work harder and more efficiently. These machines have a base construction that is generally very solid and the vibrations generated by the machine are conducted down the support frame to the floor. This enhances the stability of the washing machine and allows the machine to work much harder than a normal free-standing machine. The major area where this happens is in the spinning cycle of the washing programme as the bolt down washing machine allows the machine to use a fast spin cycle. Laundry 365 is delighted to promote these machines as they are able to remove more water from the laundry by increasing the G force during the spin cycle and with less water retention in the fabric then the drying time is less. This means that there is less energy used to dry the washing and a faster production rate is achieved. Laundry 365 also notes that there is less linting in the processing and hence there is an increased fabric life in the products washed.

Laundry 365 notes that the bolt down washing machine can often have a number of different special energy and productivity saving devices which have been designed to assist in the operation of the washing cycle. These can be a wash weighing system that will determine the amount of water that is added to the wash and hence the time cycle of the wash resulting in the minimum energy usage and the maximum productivity. In some machines a special balancing system will allow the maximum G force to be determined and the machine to be controlled to achieve this in order to allow the maximum water extraction from the washing.

Laundry 365 will be pleased to advise any customer on the best system for their operation by email or by telephone.

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Express Cleaning Supplies Clean Up With The Rug Doctor Pro Wide Track

Express Cleaning Supplies offer the full range of Rug Doctor machines and ancillary equipment and one of the stars of the range is the Rug Doctor Pro Wide Track carpet cleaning machine. This machine is a powerful piece of equipment and has been designed and built to cope with large carpet areas quickly and efficiently. This is particularly important in many areas of its intended usage as it is often essential that the work be completed quickly so that area cleaned can be put back into operation as soon as possible. This is true of hospitals, care homes and hotels where the area cleaned may be in almost continuous use day and night. It is also the fact that the cleaning has to be done on an emergency basis as well as on a scheduled cleaning cycle as accidental soiling is part and parcel of the work.

Express Cleaning Supplies is pleased to supply the Rug Doctor Pro Wide Track machine as this machine is able to handle even the largest jobs and yet it is able to be stored easily and whilst it is not a small machine it will fit into a small cupboard and is only a few inches higher than the Rug Doctor Mighty Pro machine. The Rug Doctor Wide Track Machine is extremely efficient in its cleaning process with a vibrating brush that works at 3,200 strokes a minute, the vibrating brush allowing the cleaning of both sides of the carpet strand. It is this accurate cleaning that Express Cleaning Supplies is pleased to promote and which is the major advantage of the Rug Doctor Pro Wide Track Machine. The ability to clean quickly so many different soiling problems is the problem for any carpet cleaner but this machine is able to deal with most problems. Express Cleaning Supplies is able to supply all the different cleaning agents quickly as requested by the customer.

The Rug Doctor Pro Wide Track Machine has a cleaning width of 28.5 cm and will clean some 15 cubic metres of carpet before the machine needs refilling with cleaning agents. It also extracts the fluid from the carpet at a superb rate so that the carpet is damp dry when finished and will be totally dry in a very short time. This is ideal for a heavy duty continuous operations.

Express Cleaning Supplies also notes that the Rug Doctor Pro Wide Track also comes with a hose and hand tool system which can deal with cleaning on stairs, upholstery and car interiors which gives a great flexibility in its usage. The hand operating system has a separate tool system which allows individual cleaning for small accidental problems or will allow full cleaning of upholstered furniture within a building.

Express Cleaning Supplies is pleased to discuss the requirements of any individual problem area and can communicate by email or phone. The company has a great deal of experience in the cleaning business and is able to help with the best solution to any cleaning problem.

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