The Mobile Car Wash and Water Conservation

Mobile car washes offer more than just a convenient way to have one’s vehicle washed; they also offer a greener alternative to stationary car washes by utilizing a waterless car wash technology that aids in water conservation. A mobile car wash is a way of cleaning one’s vehicle that typically caters to professionals or individuals that lead busy lifestyles by bringing the car wash to the vehicle instead of the other way around. The water preservation efforts that come as a result of mobile car washes are a welcome relief for areas such as California, Texas and many other areas that have been experiencing enough of a drought that they’ve had to begin water rationing. Continue reading

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Milling About: Stainless Steel Tubing

I think if we ever got to see a list of everything into which stainless steel is incorporated, and all of the products made from stainless steel it would be an overwhelming sight. That is because we rely so heavily on stainless steel for its durability, adaptability, style, and integrity. Stainless steel doesn’t just appear ready-made, however; there is a lot of work that goes on to make stainless steel as fabulous as it is. Continue reading

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Stainless Steel and the Space Program

With the nature of the United States’ ambitions for space exploration changing, I wonder how much the number of lab experiments will increase. Granted, NASA has always done experiments in labs to determine how something might or might not work once it’s in space, but now that the Space Program as we knew it over the last half-century has changed, will NASA continue to conduct all manner of interesting experiments where recreating the conditions of space is the name of the game? Continue reading

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The Style and Durability of A Stainless Steel Fence

Stainless steel tubing has a variety of uses, from the city to the farm. This versatile metal works for transporting something like salt water, which would corrode other metals, to the shiny instruments you see when you visit the dentist. We see stainless steel tubing used for building handrails, guardrails, bicycle racks, and even fencing for yards. No matter what your stainless steel tubing needs, there are many stainless steel tubing suppliers who provide a multitude of products for any number of jobs, both industrial and around the home. Continue reading

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Rage of the Milling Machine

The stainless steel tube has become such a necessary tool in modern society that the thought of it no longer being available to us is almost terrifying. The range of contexts in which one type of stainless steel tube or another is depended upon is wider than you probably realize and the variety of things a manufacturer must consider is profuse. With over 150 grades of stainless steel, manufacturers must understand the various strengths that constitutes each one and how those attributes can best be utilized in the wide range of applications that use stainless steel tubing. For an example, stainless steel tubes intended for industrial purposes are very different than those used in medical or dental applications and so must be manufactured appropriately. The details of stainless steel tubing manufacturing not only vary in what grades are used, but also what processes and tools are employed. Some kinds of stainless steel tubes require secondary processes for strengthening or finishing purposes. Manufacturers must carefully consider the requirements of all of the applications and industries being served, for the purposes of safety and optimal efficiency. Continue reading

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Knowing How to Make & Bake Stainless Steel Tubes Successfully

Manufacturing something as necessary and depended upon as stainless steel tubing can still be just as difficult as any other business— especially in today’s lousy economic state. There are certain things manufacturers can do to maintain an edge on the competition, including incorporating and promoting environmentally friendly approaches, maintaining a happy and healthy working environment for its employees (both those in sales and those in the factory), having an effective approach towards advertising a unique and attractive identity and providing custom design and manufacturing options, which can be especially effective alluring new customers, as customized products pretty much ensures a satisfying solution. Continue reading

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The Business of Stainless Steel Tube Manufacturing

When nurturing and maintaining a successful business, stainless steel tube manufacturers, like any manufacturer, have two separate but essential features to consider: the factory workers and the sales team; both must be given an equal amount of reflection and respect, because both are vital to how well any given manufacturer will do. As a lack of demand for stainless steel tubing is not going to happen any time soon—even despite a suffering economy—stainless steel tube manufacturers will maintain a level of relevancy in today’s modern society and so will will only have each other to compete against. A stainless steel tube manufacturer that provides a healthy, happy work environment for both its factory workers and sales team will, no doubt, be more successful than one that does not. Continue reading

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A Quick Shout Out to the Stainless Steel Tube

A stainless steel tube is, in many ways, a staple of modern society. This significance could be explained in two parts; the first of which would address the characteristics of stainless steel— the metal alloy we all know and love— while the second part would address the common hollow cylindrical form we call a tube. Both things are, in their own, separate rights, extremely important to our society’s ability to function as it does. But stainless steel without a purpose is merely a hunk of metal and a tube of a different material is not nearly as valuable, and so one must pause to consider just how important the stainless steel tube is. Continue reading

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Getting Tubular with Stainless Steel!

Today I have to go to the dentist. I hate going to the dentist. I dread going to the dentist. Just thinking about going to the dentist puts me in a black mood, rich with anxiety, fear and foreboding. Like most people, going to any sort of dental or medical office is not a particularly fun experience— nobody likes being the patient (not considering the few weirdos who do)— having to withstand being poked and prodded, lectured to about what you should and shouldn’t eat, scolded for not taking care of yourself and told matter-of-factly what is wrong with you and what needs to happen in order to fix such physical perversions— most of which consists of intrusive and painful procedures involving big, scary needles. Continue reading

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The Point of Syringes

The local blood bank called my parents’ home so often while I was growing up, it’s a wonder we didn’t eventually start having the whole staff over for holidays. My father, you see, is blessed (or cursed, you might say, depending on how you look at it) to have Type O blood running through his unassuming, immigrant veins, making him a very popular and well-sought after candidate for blood donation. Type O, remember, is the universal blood type, meaning it can be applied to most anyone, no matter their own type. And being the sort of man my father is, he could never bring himself to say no or to make up an excuse as to why he couldn’t “do it this time”; he always consented, he always went to the scheduled appointments on time and he always uncomplainingly offered up his arm to be poked and penetrated by a blood-sucking needle, oftentimes leaving him tired and weak. Continue reading

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Painless Tubing Is Stainless Tubing

I often wonder how the heck people survived back in the day without the help of things like cars, phones and amazon.com, let alone without basic electricity and modern plumbing. The notion of not having running water a mere hop, skip and jump away from me at all times (not counting my once-a-year camping trip) makes me fidget with fright and that’s not even considering the loads of more specific advancements we have made in, for example, irrigation, plumping, heating, and tubing systems in general. Continue reading

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The Skinny on SS Tubes

I was just given a stainless steel water bottle for Christmas and told to throw out my inferior pile of plastic and aluminum water bottles that I had grown accustomed to buying and using. In researching what the big fuss was over stainless steel, I came to understand that it had to do with the unique and desirable characteristics of stainless steel. Continue reading

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New Businesses Benefit From Mezzanines

Mezzanines can improve the operating system in any work place, but are especially beneficial to a business that is just starting out. This is true for several reasons. The fact that mezzanines are non-permanent means that they can be moved and adjusted to suit different needs as you get comfortable in your new space. This is means they are also ideal for leased spaces. In some situations, alterations or expansions are not allowed in the lease agreement. So, if your company is growing rapidly and needs more space, a steel mezzanine could be an alternative to capitol investment. This is especially worth looking into if you will be relocating in the next few years. Continue reading

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All the Codes and Guidelines

When finishing the design of your mezzanine, it is important to make sure that it will meet OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) mezzanine requirements, especially if this is a workplace mezzanine. This will reduce risks for the employees as well as the employers as the mezzanines will be up to code, making them safe to use. Some of the more important regulations include fall protection, fall protection systems and guardrail systems. In the handbook they are found under “Duty to Have Fall Protection”, “Fall Protection Systems Criteria and Practices” and “Guardrail Systems Non-mandatory Guidelines for Complying with 1926.502 (b)”. Making sure your new mezzanine floor is up to these standards will help ensure safety around the workplace or wherever your new mezzanine is located. Further, if these standards are not in place OSHA is able to fine the company. Continue reading

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A Whole New Office

As your business, office or other place frequented starts to seem a little small, and you become ready to expand, the idea of a mezzanine might be a logical one. This method is often the best way to go because it does not require relocating and is less costly than an addition. However, simply deciding that you want a mezzanine does not mean the decision process is over. Next you must decide on the materials, headroom, weight load, size, railings and other modifications. All of these types of decisions will depend on what exactly and how the mezzanine will be used. Depending on the situation, like a storage facility or maybe a nice balcony in a fancy office, the look and design of the mezzanine will differ. And while this means extra time in the decision making, it also makes it easier to find the exact mezzanine for your unique application. Continue reading

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From Luxury Balconies to Warehouses

In countless story books, movies, celebrity homes and other dreamy locations, often there is the perfect staircase that will lead up to an indoor sort of balcony. These are magnificent structures that add even more personality and a stronger atmosphere to the room. My personal favorites are the ones located in a library. However, no matter where they are they are large and exquisite, with intricate railings to make it look even more amazing. These large and breathtaking structures are a form of a mezzanine. Mezzanines are essentially a mini-floor that rests between two normal floors. Typically they will have a lower ceiling, and they are able to overlook the lower floor. Continue reading

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For A Durable Option, Consider Metal

While there may be a wide variety of options for mezzanine construction materials, one that many choose is metal. Metals are ideal because they are incredibly strong and durable. Popular metal mezzanine materials include steel, stainless steel, titanium and a variety of other similar materials. Other parts of the mezzanine might be made out of other materials, for example the railings or paneling might be made out of plastic, but the majority of the mezzanine, especially its foundation is most often made out of a metal material. Continue reading

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More Space For Warehouses

As a bargain shopper, I do not mind shopping for the items I will need in bulk. And my favorite place to do so is Costco. A giant shopping warehouse, they are capable of carrying anything that I might want, and what seems to be roughly a billion other things on top of that… From food to clothes to appliances and everything in between, they have all of my desires covered. The only problem is, when everything you sell is in large bulk packaging, space gets taken up very quick. So how do you make sure everything fits? Well, one option is to make the place miles long, that could easily fit all you need but, especially for shoppers, this tactic could get incredibly annoying. Another solution that is slightly more practical, and in most cases much more affordable, is to invest in warehouse mezzanines. Continue reading

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Safety in the Workplace

In today’s industrial world, safety is everything. It is important for the workers and employers alike, and several groups are dedicated to ensuring that safety is abided by at all times. We are a very fortunate country to have this because it can save lives in some of the harsher working situations. The most popular of these groups is the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, more commonly known as OSHA. Dedicated to assuring that men and women have safe and healthy working conditions, they enforce a set level of standards throughout workplaces and production industries. They are able to provide individual workers as well as the management and owners with training, outreach, education and assistance to help limit the possibilities of incidents arising in the workplace. Continue reading

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More Portable Options for the Busy World

In the industrial world, and any form of business really, conventions are a very important part. They assist in developing the industry further, learning from each other the best methods, latest innovations and more. They also help with networking, not only getting the word out about your business, but maybe helping other businesses to meet that could later form partnerships or perhaps meeting some of the industry leaders that can be learned from. Then there is the fact that it can be a “work” weekend that is away from the office, with friends and with luck someplace nice like Miami or Las Vegas. Continue reading

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