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Falls Still #1 Work Injury – Protecting Warehouse Workers

on June 14, 2018
For warehouses and manufacturing, week three of National Safety Month (NSM) – preventing falls – is particularly relevant. When you get into work-related injuries, these industries top the charts in reported incidents. Falls top the charts in frequency of all reported work injuries. So preventing the most common injury should...

6 Products that Need Custom Foam Packaging

on May 29, 2018
Protecting your goods during shipping is more than keeping parts intact. It’s building relationships and a reputation. If you ship any of these 6 things, consider whether custom foam will improve your business. Foam packaging comes in numerous forms, from pouches to custom-fit. It’s a bigger expense than other kinds...

Emergency Preparedness in your Warehouse: Weather

on May 22, 2018
June kicks of National Safety Month, which focuses on “reducing leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road and in our homes and communities” (according to National Safety Council). Every week, NSC highlights a different safety topic, and the first one is emergency preparedness. This is an...

Who and What Benefits from On-Demand Manufacturing?

on May 19, 2018
Between evolving technologies and lean strategies, it makes sense that manufacturing would adopt an on-demand model. It’s known to unite the best of other models, like the streamlined operations from just-in-time, and the waste minimalization of lean. On-demand manufacturing specifically supports the shorter life cycles and mass customization we see...

What’s Jacking up Your Export Shipping Cost

on May 19, 2018
Exporting goods means you have a lot of extra factors to consider for your shipping. Not only are you dealing with size restrictions for two kinds of transportation, but also compliance and other regulations that apply to international cargo. If you don’t know what to expect, you can encounter surprise...

Why manufacturers should care about national blood pressure month

on May 8, 2018
May is National High Blood Pressure Education Month. High blood pressure is clearly an epidemic as heart disease is the leading cause of death in the US. Still, you may think this is a pretty random topic for manufacturing managers. If so, here’s what you don’t know: Manual labor increases...

What’s Driving up the Cost of Lumber?

on May 3, 2018
If you’ve needed lumber over the last year, you’ve definitely noticed that the prices have been steadily climbing into record highs. We all braced ourselves for increases when the president announced the tariffs on Canadian lumber, but no one expected what we’ve been seeing. Consequently, buyers are frustrated and can...

Unique Weather Creating Harmful Shipping Conditions: Protect Your Goods

on April 25, 2018
When a company needs to ship a very large item, traditional packaging isn’t always an option. If you’re transporting equipment or machinery, for example, you may not be able to protect it with a container of any kind. A common solution is to tarp these items. The problem here is...

Can Foam Improve the Buying Experience and Your Bottom Line?

on April 25, 2018
Damage in transit is costly, and not just in direct dollars. Shipping damage can cost you time, labor, saleable items, customer loyalty, and reputation. Therefore, it’s paramount to find the best way to protect your goods. For items that are particularly prone to damage, foam may be a great solution....

Study: Protection Voted Most Important Factor in Packaging

on April 17, 2018
Protective packaging has evolved over time. While a lot of changes are thanks to advances in materials and other options, consumers themselves have largely steered this evolution. Not only do consumers want their purchase to arrive intact, they care about things like sustainability, environmental friendliness, and ease of use to...