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5 Electrical Sales Tips for Distributors

February 10, 2021

Whatever salespeople learned in 2019, much of it didn’t apply in 2020, as the unconventional year changed most industries in profound ways. For electrical distributors, many of those changes were difficult; according to one April survey, the electrical distribution channel diminished 10 percent during the lockdowns at the beginning of the pandemic, with particularly steep declines in metropolitan areas and… Continue Reading

 

Warehouse Picking Strategies and Equipment

February 3, 2021

Call it the Amazon Effect: Consumers expect quick, low-cost shipping on their e-commerce orders. If your warehousing operation is struggling to adjust to two-day, next-day, or even same-day delivery promises, it might be time to rethink the fundamentals. Start by considering alternate warehouse picking strategies. Every warehouse develops its own unique picking strategy based on a range of factors, from… Continue Reading

 

Cable Reel Lifting Equipment for Forklifts: A Buying Guide

January 27, 2021

Cable reels serve an essential function on worksites, protecting the product and ensuring smooth payout. However, transporting reels from place to place can be difficult, particularly in smaller facilities with narrow aisles. Reels are heavy, valuable, and physically large, so manual transportation is out of the question. The most obvious solution is to use existing heavy-duty equipment — namely, lift… Continue Reading

 

Tilt Tables for Work Positioning: Benchtop Tilters, Lift/Tilters, Upenders, and More

January 20, 2021

Work positioning is one of the most crucial considerations when developing a plan for better ergonomics. If employees need to bend, twist, or lift regularly, they’re at a higher risk for developing musculoskeletal disorders — and they’re probably not working at peak efficiency, either. Ergonomic devices fit the work to the worker, reducing the number and severity of musculoskeletal disorders… Continue Reading

 

Cable Trailers as a Value-Added Solution for Electrical Distributors

January 6, 2021

The electrical supply business is all about establishing new value for customers, and providing that value means offering practical solutions to real-world problems. This is particularly crucial in ground-up construction, where workers encounter a number of unique challenges that can delay the completion of the project. One of those challenges is fairly obvious to electrical workers: At the earliest stage… Continue Reading

 

Parallel Wire Reels: How They Help Electrical Wholesalers (and Their Customers)

December 16, 2020

For cable and wire distributors, parallel reels simplify payout tasks, reduce waste, and allow personnel to operate at peak efficiency. They also help distributors offer an important value-added service: Custom cable parallelling. Electrical firms can save a lot of time in the field thanks to this cable-delivery technique. Paralleled cables place multiple conductors onto a single reel, allowing electricians to… Continue Reading

 

Parallel Wire Reels: How They Help Electrical Wholesalers (and Their Customers)

For cable and wire distributors, parallel reels simplify payout tasks, reduce waste, and allow personnel to operate at peak efficiency. They also help distributors offer an important value-added service: Custom cable parallelling. Electrical firms can save a lot of time in the field thanks to this cable-delivery technique. Paralleled cables place multiple conductors onto a single reel, allowing electricians to… Continue Reading

 

Jib Crane Forklift Attachments: Choosing the Right Model for Your Application

December 9, 2020

Jib crane forklift attachments (or jib booms) are incredibly useful for addressing a wide variety of needs. Jib Cranes can accommodate loads that aren’t appropriate for pallets and allow for flexibility; operators can utilize jib cranes to handle materials on construction sites, in warehouses, and in any other indoor or outdoor environment where heavy-duty lifting is required. Few attachments enhance… Continue Reading

 

OSHA Propane Regulations for LP Lift Truck Fleets

December 2, 2020

When working with any type of forklift, safety is a top priority. Gas forklift trucks can be safe additions to a warehouse fleet, but operations need to take additional precautions when employing liquefied propane (LP) lift trucks to maintain compliance with relevant regulations. The good news is that most propane regulations are straightforward. For the most part, OSHA’s propane regulations… Continue Reading

 

The Difference Between Federal and State OSHA

November 24, 2020

While the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is the most well-known source of workplace safety standards, state agencies also create regulations that protect workers from on-the-job injury or illness. In order to stay compliant, employers must follow the right set of standards — and the differences between federal and state laws can be considerable. Let’s start at the federal… Continue Reading