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Different Types of Forklifts And Their Uses

If you work in a warehouse or at a business where you use a forklift regularly, you might know that there are different types of forklifts out there. However, you might only use one kind for your type of job. There are several different types of forklifts that are each used for specific material handling needs. We’ve compiled a list of the most common types of forklifts and what they’re used for if you want to learn more about what you’re working with.

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The Best Way to Remove Snow Off Your Roof This Winter

schnedach-273033_640Every winter, snow in the midwest, eastern, and northern states are piled with snow. Shoveling the driveweay is a must to get to and from work, but what about our roofs? Is it really that important to clean them off? How much snow is too much? What are the problems, if any, that snow can cause sitting on our roofs?

It all comes down to if you think your roof can handle the extra weight of a heavy snowfall. When in doubt, clean it off. There are some do’s and dont’s of cleaning off snow from your roof. Continue reading “The Best Way to Remove Snow Off Your Roof This Winter” »

The Growth Of Modular Construction

Too often when people consider a new construction project they imagine the process in too narrow a scope. Classic construction is a matter of raw materials assembled in front of your eyes. These days, however, modular construction has become a legitimate option for both commercial and residential projects. Continue reading “The Growth Of Modular Construction” »

Overview of Welding


Welding is one of the oldest methods for joining two metallic objects together, and holds a huge importance on today’s industrial activity. With the right materials, and proper training , you can partake in a few easy welding projects where you can turn old and seemingly useless materials into something awesome. Before you get started, there are a few items to check before commencing your project.

  • Whip up a rough sketch of the general ideas for your project, and be sure to check for the balance of design, practicality, and etc. Get down to the specifics of section sizes, angles, lengths, etc.
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Cold Finished Steel – How it Works

SteelCold drawn steel bars like theses are normally available in a variety of shapes such as flat, square, hexagonal, round, as well as special company defined shapes. These bars are fundamentally carbon and alloy steel bar products. An alloy is primarily a uniform mixture of two or more metals combined and are mostly manufactured by melting their constituent metals. Their properties are also dissimilar from their parent metals and are generally known to have greater strength and durability. You might also be wondering why we refer to the process as a ‘cold’ finished. Well, the process mainly aims at making the rods or bars of a well proportioned and steady thickness as well as diameter. So how and why do steel companies and manufacturers go about this process? These cold-finished steel bars are fashioned by cold finishing preceding hot-wrought bars which may be by a series of process that can either be put into operation in combination or be executed alone. The processes involve cold drawing, cold forming, grinding, or polishing. The big idea behind following these steps is to obtain such a yield of steel bars that have greater tensile strength and can be drawn either into straight length bars or coils – each being perfectly uniformed.

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Trench box evacuation equipment – What are they?

When you purchase a house, whether you want or not, you will have to go for some kind of home improvements with the passing of time. In the home improvement process, you may have to face a situation wherein you will have to dig in holes, pits and trenches.

Here are some of the equipments, which can be used for this purpose:

Steel Trench Boxes:  These boxes are known for their high-tensile steel sidewalls and extra pipe clearance. These two features make the boxes dependable and help in rugged performance in the trench. The steel trench boxes also provide an excellent protection for workers who work in moderate to deep trench applications irrespective of whatever the soil condition is. The trench box also provides a secure method of safety for those who work in a deep excavation. A steel trench box is designed in such a way that it can incorporate pinned telescopic, box section struts for ease of adjustment on site.

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Salt Water Pool Systems Increase In Popularity

Swimming pool owners or those thinking of purchasing one may find the new salt water pool system (like this one) an option. Recently introduced, the salt water systems can eliminate the need to buy expensive chemicals to add to the pool. It may seem like an impossible task to keep the water sparkling clean without using chlorine or algaecides.

Anyone who has had a swimming pool will say that the most difficult part is keeping the chemical levels correct. Oftentimes, if the levels are not correct, algae can grow quickly making the pool a green mess. While chlorine does well to keep the water clean, it can turn the hair green and the eyes bright red.backyard swimming poolThe salt water systems allow owners to have a great savings, because they do not have to buy chemicals. Using a saline system will give pool healthy water and meets all the requirements for a pool safety. The mild salt water has healthy benefits to the swimmers and will not dry the skin. Chlorine is known to cause skin irritation, especially if chemical levels are incorrect.

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Differences Between Carhartt Jackets

Carhartt workwear are known for their functionality and aesthetic value. The signature Carhartt jackets have a worldwide market and sought after not only by the working class but also by many sports enthusiasts. Differences between them can be difficult to spot unless you are a signature collector. All sandstone jackets are12-ounce and 100% cotton. They have body lining and quilted-nylon sleeves to provide warmth and comfort. For mobility, they have pleated elbows with rib-knit design at cuffs and waist. The main seams have triple needle stitches for strength and durability. They are color-resistant, water-proof and quick-dry. These jackets are built to outlast and persevere at any given condition.

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New Siding? So Many Options!

When it comes to dealing with exterior damage of your house, it’s important to get an expert’s opinion on various types of materials if you don’t consider yourself to be the “handyman” type. One element of your home that can be easily damaged and has a strong impact on the style or appearance of a house is its siding. There are many options to consider as far as materials are concerned when choosing new siding. PM Environmental can help provide cost-effective, innovative solutions for any construction project.

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