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Keeping your garage and or manufacturing facility warm in the winter

Keeping your garage and or manufacturing facility warm in the winterKeeping your garage and or manufacturing facility warm in the winter. The New Year is announcing itself in New England by providing us with sub-zero temperatures. The temperatures can make any outdoor worker or person who works in a manufacturing facility miserable during the cold days. Happy and warm employees equal productive employees. Here are some ways for your manufacturing and garage employees to stay warm in the winter.

  1. Install a heat pump. We manufacture the enclosures for these and they can be an effective way to heat smaller spaces. There are three types of heat pumps: air-to-air, water source, and geothermal. They collect heat from the air, water, or ground outside your building and concentrate it for use inside.
  2. Insulate the walls. This will also keep it cool in the summer.
  3. Replace weather stripping on doors and windows. If you feel air seeping into the garage,  use a pry bar and flat scraper or putty knife to strip the old weather stripping. Using the knife will make the process much easier. The cleaner and smoother you can make the surface, the easier it will be to install the new weatherstripping, and the better it will seal.
  4. Keep extra gloves and hats around. Keep spares around for employees who have not brought them in.
  5. Keep a list of how to stay warm in the facility. This list may include tips to instruct employees on how to layer clothing etc to keep warm.

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18 Hole Drill Tap Index

18 hole drill tap index

The 18 hole drill tap index highlighted here was designed to function as both a portable index that can fit in a toolbox/tool bag and also as a bench-top index that stands up presenting drill bits and taps in an organized manner that is easy to see and access. It was fabricated from 20 gauge cold rolled steel and finished with an attractive and durable burgundy powder coat.

Fabrication of the 18 hole drill tap index began with the shearing of the raw 20 gage CRS sheets stock to allow for best sheet yield when run in a computer numeric controlled (CNC) turret press. The blanks were then punched out with one of our CNC turret presses. The blanks take shape when formed with one of our CNC hydraulic brake presses. Quality control throughout these processes was maintained through dimensional inspection, and the use of template comparison.The formed components were resistance welded, with dimensional inspections verifying locational accuracy. The welded components were then thoroughly cleaned in preparation for powder coating.

Once the powder coating was cured and inspected the box components were screen-printed with our customer’s name and logo and then sent for final assembly which required pneumatic riveting. The finished box which measured 6.12” in length, 4.18” in width, and 1.28” in height, received a final inspection which included customer product fit (bits and taps placed in index) to test fit and function assuring quality before being shipped to the customer.

This project exemplifies our ability to custom design and manufacture specialty items that meet our customer’s needs in a cost-effective economical manner. This project was completed from design through sampling for approval to delivery on time to the customer. To learn more about this project, or the processes used to manufacture it, see the table below or contact us directly.

Phone: (860) 346-9691
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Custom Steel First Aid Boxes in Bulk

custom steel first aid boxes in bulk custom steel first aid boxes in bulk

Safety in the workplace is a top priority for most employers these days. Having a plan for emergencies can alleviate the possibility of a crisis. Each first aid kit should include small and large sterile gauze pads, adhesive bandages, gauze roller bandages, triangular bandages, wound cleaner, scissors, a blanket, adhesive tape, latex gloves, resuscitation equipment, elastic wraps, a splint and clear directions for obtaining emergency assistance. Bull Metal offers custom steel first aid boxes in bulk. 

For a smaller company, 2 to 3 first aid kits should suffice but for larger companies, it is essential to provide several first aid kits so that employees have easy access to them in case of emergency. You can contact OSHA to obtain information on the adequate number of kits you will need for your specific number of employees.

There is also a requirement for the location of first aid supplies. The rules state that a first aid kit that is properly stocked with supplies should be “readily available” and easily accessible when emergencies occur. Like other requirements, this can depend on the type of work being done. If you have a larger company, Bull Metal can manufacture steel or aluminum first aid boxes in bulk. We can also screen print your company’s logo on the front of the first aid box. Like all Bull Metal products, each individual box will be individually manufactured with steel or aluminum, and then powder coated to ensure it’s longevity. We can also custom manufacture the box so it is in shape you would like. Most first aid boxes are a simple square,  but we can also make a first aid box that looks like a red cross.

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