Eight Good Reasons To Choose Structural Steel For Your Building


In the United States, more than 60 percent of all non-residential buildings are constructed using structural steel, instead of concrete, wood or other building materials. There are several good reasons for this. Steel is not only affordable, but it's durable and versatile, too. Benefits of choosing steel construction 1. Steel is affordable. Steel is one of the most affordable building materials on the market and doesn't fluctuate wildly like the price of lumber does.

10 March 2016

Commercial Overhead Doors: 4 DIY Maintenance Tips


Just like with a residential garage door, your commercial overhead door needs maintenance. Whether you own a small shop or a large warehouse, your overhead door needs upkeep to maintain its functionality and aesthetic. If you are trying to save some cash by doing the maintenance yourself, make sure you at least do these four things: 1. Inspect the Sensors The sensors on your door are incredibly important. After all, they make the door safe to use.

15 February 2016

Aluminum Makes The Best Compressor Seals


Almost every appliance you use in your house uses seals, including computers, vacuums, and dishwashers. Seals prevent leaks from occurring where connections occur on equipment. Regardless of what seals are used for, their purpose is always the same; they are there to prevent the leakage of air or fluid. This is one of the main reasons that aluminum is a preferred material used in making seals, because of the durability factor.

26 August 2015

Own Your Own Construction Business? 4 Reasons You Should Rent Equipment More Often


When you first started your construction business, you probably focused on adding one piece of equipment at a time. As soon as you had a little extra cash, you might have invested in a new compound miter saw or a round of new drills for your guys. However, renting instead of buying some items might be more beneficial for your business. Here are four reasons you should rent industrial construction equipment, from a company like All-Star Equipment, more often:

23 August 2015

Three Ways Cheaper End Mills Cost Your Business More Money


If you're researching industrial end mills for your product line, you may have noticed that small, fine miniature end mills are highly valued because of the greater precision required to make them. This precision, as you may expect, is more consistently in place on higher-end brands, because any skimping on precision results in an inferior end mill. Higher-quality products may cost more, but they're also worth a great deal more to your company.

12 August 2015

Protect Your Septic System: Five Essential Tips


If you want to protect your septic system from stress and overuse, there are a wide range of things you can do. Ultimately, protecting your septic system saves you money in the long run, as it helps you avoid costly repairs. Here are five tips you should consider: 1. Use cleaners as directed and avoid pouring toxins down the toilet Although you can run bleach, toilet cleaner and other cleaners through your septic system, you need to keep in mind that these cleaners can be caustic and can cause damage to pipes or disrupt the chemical balance in the septic tank itself.

15 July 2015

Three Pitfalls To Avoid When You're Strapping A Large Appliance Onto A Dolly


Whether you need to transport a stove, fridge, dishwasher, or some other large appliance, a large and durable metal dolly is essential. While a dolly may seem like something that's relatively easy to use, the high mass of large appliances means you can't afford to make any major slip-ups. While you're strapping a large appliance onto a dolly, make sure that you avoid these three pitfalls. Not Properly Securing Loose Appliance Electrical Cords 

10 July 2015