7 Mistakes You're Making with Fall Protection

Introduction to Fall Protection Fall protection in manufacturing plants is an often overlooked safety measure. Last year there were over five thousand OSHA violations for fall protection. Each one of those violations means fines for the business which didn’t implement proper fall protection equipment and procedures. Falls are also one of the leading causes of […]
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Types of Hoists and Their Functions

Introduction to Hoists If you’ve read our Hoists vs Winches article you know in general what a hoist is meant for and how they function. But all hoists aren’t built the same, and you’ll need to know the differences between types of hoists if you want to make the right buying decision for your business […]
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Everything You Need to Know: Vertical Reciprocating Conveyors (VRCs)

In this article you’ll learn everything you’ve ever wanted to know about VRC’s and possibly more. By the end of this article you will have a strong understanding of what VRC’s are, what they’re best suited for, and most importantly if you need one! What is a Vertical Reciprocating Conveyor (VRC)? VRC stands for vertical […]
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3 Things Slowing Assembly Line Production

Why You Need to Improve Your Assembly Line Production In this article you will learn the three major areas that need work in order to improve your assembly line production. As we move into the future, assembly production lines seem to get more and more automated. While automation is a great thing for business and […]
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The Difference Between a Winch and a Hoist

Introduction Knowing the difference between hoists and winches can be pretty important. Putting a hoist on your truck instead of a winch might lead to a tough time getting out of a ditch. Putting a winch on your crane instead of a hoist could lead to a dangerous situation whenever in use. So to make […]
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Ryan Miller on Manufacturing Supply Chain CEOs

PWI's President and CEO, Ryan Miller, was recently interviewed on Manufacturing Supply Chain CEOs. In it he discusses strategy, hiring, and navigating businesses this past year. Thank you to Martin Harshberger, Mike Freeman, and the rest of the podcast team for reaching out and having Ryan on your show! You can listen to the episode […]
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The 8 Types of Overhead Cranes

Introduction to the Types of Overhead Cranes Knowing the difference between overhead cranes can do several things for your business. Overhead cranes can greatly improve production and efficiency in your work space. Choosing the right overhead crane  can make work much easier. Choosing the wrong one, not so much. The different types of overhead cranes […]
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7 Manufacturing Workflow Changes to Improve Efficiency

Importance of Efficient Manufacturing Workflow A company’s product does not determine its success. It doesn’t matter what you produce or how much demand there is for your product. If you can’t produce your product efficiently (producing it under the cost of its market value) your business will not survive. Producing your product with allowance for […]
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Mezzanines: The Affordable and Quick Way to Increase Work Space

Introduction to Mezzanines As demand for your product increases, your factory floor space becomes more and more valuable. At some point you will need to increase your factory floor space to accommodate that higher level of demand. When that happens most business owners are quick to spend a lot of money on building additions and […]
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Learn About Being a Welder

Are you or someone you know interested in a career in welding? Welding is one of the fastest growing professions in America. Many industries are looking to hire welders. PWI's Production Manager, Adam Yutzy, is here to answer your questions about welding. Adam started out as a welder, and now oversees all of PWI's production. […]
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