Wood Stairs vs. Steel Stairs: Which Should You Choose?

The first thing that should come to your mind when thinking about stairs is the material you want to use to build them. There are a variety of materials to choose from, but the most common are wood, steel, and precast concrete. The choice of the material you will use to build the stairs may […]
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The 3 Perks of a Remotely Controlled Crane System

Introduction to Radio Remote Control Systems If you have a crane system installed in your plant, you are probably very happy with the level of efficiency that has been brought to your factory. Overhead cranes are great for manufacturing! They are extremely reliable, fairly easy to operate, and provide moving capabilities that forklift operators could […]
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Will an Overhead Crane Fit in My Garage?

Small Garage Problems Do you have a small garage? There’s no shame in admitting it. Many men face this problem, and it can leave you with many questions and doubts. Is my garage ever going to feel spacious? Is the size of my garage causing me to slow down? Am I putting myself at risk […]
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Ask the Engineer - Answers 2021

If I’m interested in engineering, how do I get started?You can get started with engineering by signing up for online classes. A popular one you can sign up for is from Autodesk. What’s a reasonable entry level salary for engineering?A typical starting salary starts at $50,000. What are some free or inexpensive ways to get […]
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New Building Project: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

On Friday, PWI held the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new 74,000 sq ft expansion. Our CEO, Ryan Miller, gave a short speech where he mentioned how the new building will help reduce lead times for customers. "Too many times customers have faced uncertain and changing lead times. This results in extra costs and missing […]
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New Building Project: Update #4

The building is enclosed and the PWI crew is installing the first 3 overhead cranes. "The main reason for this [building expansion] project is to get our projects completed on time, get it delivered to you on time, and to serve you better." - Ryan Expansion Update #4 from our CEO, Ryan Miller. We understand […]
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What Is an Overhead Monorail Conveyor?

There are different types of monorail systems but each moves material along a fixed path unlike overhead bridge cranes. Structural Beam Monorails Monorails offer an economical solution for moving and lifting items across a fixed path. The monorail system is permanently attached to the ceiling or support structure and enables ease of navigation across short […]
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What Is an Underhung Bridge Crane?

An Underhung Crane is a type of overhead crane with end trucks that ride on the bottom flange of the runway beams instead of on top. Sometimes these overhead cranes are called "under-running" instead of underhung. These runway beams are often suspended from the roof, which eliminates the need for extra support columns. This can […]
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Ask Ryan – Answers 2020

As a Christian, how do you intentionally live out biblical principles in your business? I’d have to say my father taught me more about this than anyone, as I got to work closely beside him for 20 years. He rarely had to tell people he was a Christian, and he certainly didn’t need to put […]
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