It's easy to overlook industrial containers. We focus so often on material handling equipment itself that we forget the importance of standardization for the things that hold bulk product. In order to maintain the pace of material handling necessary in so many industries, though, the equipment must be compatible with the containers — and that means standard bin sizes.
If employees might be exposed to “injurious corrosive materials,” employers have a legal responsibility to provide emergency eye wash and shower stations. The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) is clear about that obligation — but OSHA stops short of describing the actual specifications of those eye wash/shower stations.
Electrical wholesalers sell wire and cable in a variety of packages and configurations. You might simply box up loose coils. You might offer cut-to-length orders, packed on wooden or metal reels. You might even bundle wire orders with value-added services, like dyeing and striping, custom paralleling, or delivered solutions that are ready to install right off the truck.
Every municipal recycling program faces the same challenge: What’s the best way to collect materials?
In September 2023, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the recipients of more than $100 million in grant funding for sustainable waste management projects. These recycling grants will help to build or improve waste infrastructure for municipalities, states, and territories.
Some businesses build electric vehicle (EV) charging stations to serve their own EV fleets. Others install public charging stations to attract new customers, or as a value-add for the people they already serve. And many companies hope to create a new revenue stream with commercial EV chargers.
By the end of 2022, electric vehicle (EV) drivers could recharge their batteries at about 140,000 charging stations across the U.S. The vast majority of these — 126,500 of them, according to S&P Global Mobility — used a technology called Level 2 EV charging. Less than 14,000 charging stations relied on Level 3 chargers, while the remainder were proprietary Tesla stations.
How much will it cost you to bring your goods to market? That depends on how you ship. You might choose rail, water, or air carriers. But the vast majority of U.S. freight travels over the highways, loaded onto trailers pulled by semi trucks.
By 2021, electric vehicles were poised to take off in the United States. That year, the President came into the year’s legislative sessions with ambitious goals: The administration planned to build a network of half a million public EV chargers and make electric cars half of all new-vehicle sales by 2030.
If you operate multi-family residential properties, your residents are more likely to drive an electric vehicle (EV) than ever. The U.S. federal government’s goal is to get EVs to 50 percent of all new car sales by 2030. Meanwhile, the 2021 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law set aside $7.5 billion to build the nation’s EV charging networks.