The 3 Main Components of a Fall Protection System

Introduction to Fall Protection Systems A fall arrest system is a system which is used to stop a worker from falling. The “arrest” in “fall arrest system” means a stoppage or sudden cessation of motion, not “arrest” as in to seize someone by legal authority. Fall arrest systems are extremely important to keep workers safe […]
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Mezzanine vs New Construction: Cost Comparison

The Problem with Cost Cost is a tricky thing to nail down. Until you have exact plans and contracts signed you will just be estimating cost. Cost is dependent on commodities in the market, wages for labor, and usually the overhead of the company you’re working with. Sometimes the market is down, the wages are […]
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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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