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Material Handling Costs in Electrical Construction and How to Lower Them

One major study on material handling in electrical contracting came up with a shocking statistic: Around 40 percent of the work electricians do in the construction industry is consumed by material handling. Not cable pulls, installing conduit, or wiring light fixtures: simply moving materials around the work site. Even highly trained, highly paid union contractors end up spending nearly half… Continue Reading

Material Handling in the Wire and Cable Manufacturing Industry

Wire and cable manufacturers carry a heavy burden; if they fail to fill their customers’ just-in-time orders, those customers might have to shut down entire production lines until the vital components come in. Understandably, cable providers will do just about anything to fill their orders reliably. But that leads right into another problem. If a cable manufacturer overproduces, they’ll be… Continue Reading

Choosing Material Handling Equipment for Manufacturing Facilities

When manufacturers look for inefficiencies to address, they often focus on the production line itself. Can automation improve operations? New manufacturing processes? Different staffing strategies? In fact, these strategies make up only a portion of efficient operation in the manufacturing industry. Material handling — getting raw materials to the lines, moving components between one station and the next, and eventually… Continue Reading

Reduce Crop Damage During Harvest: The Role of Bulk Bins and Bin-Handling Equipment

According to the World Food Programme, we lose a full third of the food we produce to feed the world’s populations. This isn’t just a problem for hungry communities; it’s also a significant source of inefficiency for farmers in every market. While produce losses occur at every point in the food supply chain, harvest is a crucial step in which… Continue Reading