The Benefits of Solar Generators

Solar generators are available that can be used to power a few low-wattage electrical gadgets, either in a home or when spending time outdoors. The basic concept behind their design is easy to grasp, they harness the energy from the sun's rays during the day, and convert this to an electrical current which is stored…

Sewing and Ergonomics

With an increase in overseas garment manufacturing, many apparel plants in the US have very low profit margins. It may seem that investing in ergonomics is a luxury in such a difficult economic climate, but it may in fact be a necessity. Up to 30% of operators in some apparel plants report symptoms of musculoskeletal…

Diamond Core Drilling Safety Tips

Diamond Core Drills, commonly used for drilling concrete, can be dangerous if not used correctly. From my years of experience, I have put together a list of tips to make sure you stay safe while operating a Diamond Core Drill. 1. Site Safety Always make sure that the general contractor has marked the holes to…

The Car Rental Industry

Market Overview The car rental industry is a multi-billion dollar sector of the US economy. The US segment of the industry averages about $18.5 billion in revenue a year. Today, there are approximately 1.9 million rental vehicles that service the US segment of the market. In addition, there are many rental agencies besides the industry…

Enhancing Sustainability in Manufacturing in America

Introduction Much work has been done in the area of sustainability in manufacturing in the United States. Virtually everyone agrees that much more needs to be done to improve energy efficiency in manufacturing, reduce waste, improve the development and management of the workforce, and design and manufacture products that use our scarce material and human…

What Are Integrated Washing Machines?

If you have been shopping around for a new clothes washer for your home, you probably have come across several integrated washing machines and have wondered what these were. There are several different kinds of units you can can choose from. Perhaps the most common style is the freestanding unit. Just as the name suggests,…

A Guide to Extracting Sap From a Maple Tree

How can you deny that rich, luscious, deep flavor of fresh maple syrup? You can cook with it, bake with it, make candies with it, and even top your pancakes off with it! Maple syrup has been around for thousands of years, and continues to be a highly sought-after treat. This is perhaps why so…

Alleviating Stress in Cats

Cats are independent by nature, and like to be in control of things. When they are not, they can become quite distracted. Common causes of stress in cats include moving to a new house, traveling or being crated, visits to the vet, or the presence of other cats within its territory. Obvious signs of stress…

What to Look For in a Good Facility Management Company

Facility Management or property management is the key to keeping any facility running smoothly. A management team of this nature is in charge of the maintenance and care of commercial and institutional buildings like schools, sports areas, office complexes, hotels, resorts and residential complexes. They help to keep the electric power, lighting, and plumbing, air…

Trading Soft Commodities

Soft commodities include sugar, cocoa, coffee, orange juice and cotton. Sugar People have been using sugar for over two thousand years, when it was originally reserved for the very rich. Today, sugar is one of the most heavily traded commodities globally. Sugar commodity contracts expire in March, May, July and October and a one point…