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Magnetic Drills: An Attractive Alternative

While still mainstays in most fabrication shops, hand-held drills and stationary drill presses are quickly becoming dwarfed in utility by their magnetic cousins. Though it’s true that a standard drill press is capable of providing the power most jobs need, it fails to match the versatility of a portable model that can attach itself toRead More »

Going Green in the Construction Industry

With energy dependence a growing concern in the United States, many companies have opted to transition to a “green” business model. Better for the environment and the economy, going green is a conscious business decision that isn’t without its merits in the construction industry. With numerous tax incentives available, green options save contractors money almostRead More »

Designing a Deck

A deck can be a great addition to any home. Providing a fantastic place to spend some time outdoors, decks are great for enjoying the sun from the comfort of home. However, designing and building one can be a massive project that may cause trouble for even experience craftsmen. Before jumping into construction, it’s importantRead More »

Reconstructing the Construction Industry

The construction industry has been tumultuous over the last several years. Possibly the hardest struck sector of the economy during the recession, construction companies had to face undesired “right-sizing” and equipment fleet culling. Lack of demand turned once-giant companies into small-scale operations in less than a year, and teams across the country had to rescaleRead More »