Three Reasons Why Starting A Contractor Equipment Rental Company Is A Good Idea

If you are thinking about starting a contractor rental company, but you are not sure if you should, stop thinking about it and do it already. You can actually turn a very nice profit with this type of business. When profit is not enough to motivate you to get started, these other three reasons should. Construction Happens All Year Round Construction is a non-stop sort of business. The farther south you live and work, the more construction continues throughout the year. Read More 

Caring For Flame-Resistant Clothing So It Lasts

If you have a job that requires you to wear flame-resistant clothing to reduce the chance of injury, you will want to take special care of this apparel so it will last. Improper maintenance of your clothing can cause it to lose its flame-resistant properties, putting you at risk. Here are some guidelines to follow when caring for flame-resistant clothing. Water Density The quality of the water you use to launder your clothing has an impact on the flame-resistant properties of the material. Read More 

Do You Need A Pallet Jack Or Forklift For Your New Warehouse?

If the time has arrived when you need to purchase machinery to help move inventory boxes in your company's new warehouse, then you need to decide if your business's needs require a forklift or of you can buy a less expensive pallet jack. Which piece of machinery is right for your business depends on many factors, such as: the average weight of the inventory to be moved whether the machine will need to do order picking whether the machine will be used to load/unload trucks Here is some information on each of these uses and the best machine to get the job done: Read More 

Tips For Metalworking Cold Rolled Steel

If you are an artist who is working on a metal sculpture that requires welding cold rolled steel pieces, then follow these tips to achieve the best possible weld results. Weld Cold Rolled Steel Using an Electric Arc Welder Since cold rolled steel has been processed to have strength, heating it with a gas welder will ruin the properties of the steel you are welding. As a gas welder heats the area around the weld, the steel will essentially become hot rolled and this defeats the purpose of using the harder, cold rolled material. Read More 

Even Aluminum Can Corrode And Fail: How To Protect An Aluminum Seal

Aluminum seals are often seen as being more corrosion-resistant than steel. But aluminum is not impervious to corrosion even if the aluminum can form a protective coating on its own. You may need to provide your own protective coating to the aluminum seal depending on the conditions under which your product will be kept. Cleaning Aluminum Aluminum becomes dull as a result of corrosion, which causes calcium, lime, tarnish, oil and hard water stains to accumulate on the aluminum. Read More