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Salvaging products that are rusted or corroded

Getting your shipment rejected by your customer because of rust or corrosion on the product is usually the result of improper packaging. This actually happened to one Cortec customer (who did not use Cortec product for the original shipment). The supplier was Hitachi Metals and the...

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Low cost corrosion protection during long term storage

Longer term outdoor storage of large, bulky and expensive machinery can present quite a challenge if one does not have access to an adequate indoor storage facility. Just such a challenge presented itself to The UK Environmental Agency when the first of six large cranes were delivered to...

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Panama Canal expansion back on track after a small delay

Packnet occasionally posts about the Panama Canal expansion. The reason for our interest is that this expansion could have significant impact on the US export picture as well as domestic shipping and crating. The project which was started in 2007 and originally scheduled for completion in late 2014 will...

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Custom hard sided case transport solutions

If you have technicians that carry around delicate equipment or tool kits, or a sales force that needs to transport delicate demo kits, then safe, efficient transport is probably important to you. Many industries including medical, electronics and military have these needs. Packnet specializes in...

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Will the cold weather affect lumber prices?

The frigid weather has definitely cooled short term demand for lumber. The middle to eastern part of the US has experienced the severest winter in decades, and its impact has been felt across many sectors including manufacturing, retail and construction. Initial data shows new housing construction dropped 16% in...

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Is manufacturing really leading the economic recovery?

In our last blog, we noted the rebound of manufacturing. President Obama specifically touted manufacturing in his 2014 State of The Union Address. We concluded that he was largely correct that Manufacturing did rebound nicely since 2008, but we questioned whether manufacturing was going to be the...

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Did Obama tell the truth about Manufacturing?

During his 2014 State of the Union Address, President Obama lauded the rebound in manufacturing as one of the bright spots in the economic recovery. In previous blogs we noted that in terms of employment, the manufacturing sector, while equally hurt by the 2008 downturn, was one of the...

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