Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has announced the new WE BUILD campaign, which recognizes the hard-working men and women of welding. As part of the WE BUILD campaign, visitors to www.MillerWelds.com can participate in the BUILD & WIN promotion, whereby they can share their own projects every month for a chance to win monthly prizes and a grand prize trip to New York City.
Thompson Pump & Manufacturing Co. Inc., headquartered in Port Orange, Fla., has recently moved its southern Mississippi branch from Pass Christian to a larger facility at 9257 W. Oaklawn Rd. in Biloxi.The new facility — with 4,000 sq ft situated on two acres near corridor I-10 — is one of 21 Thompson Pump branches nationwide.
When working below ground-level, safety is a top concern. Dirt doesn’t really have a conscious, and it won’t care if people are in a trench when it decides to cave in. That’s why trench safety equipment is more important than the job itself, and companies like National Trench Safety (NTS) have dedicated time, equipment and money to the cause.
Even with easy-to-access maintenance features, a compact excavator that is running a large job or project will unfortunately often miss routine maintenance checks. All maintenance is important for extending the life and integrity of a machine, and there are a few routine procedures that should never fall to the wayside — no matter how busy the job.
Safe work is efficient work and efficient work is profitable work. Any contractor who’s been around the track a few times knows that these statements are true. The “P&L effect” of a safe work environment, and the importance of OSHA compliance, are equally good reasons to choose the most effective training program for your workers.
In 1978, the United States Department of Labor’s Occupational Health & Safety Administration (OSHA) mandated the use of a trench protection system for all excavations deeper than 5 ft. And 35 years later, trench safety is just as important with protection systems being used on jobsites all across the country.