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Multi Purpose Steel Cabinet

This multi-purpose steel cabinet was built to house a fireman’s phone but can be used for a variety of purposes.

Fabrication began with shearing sheets to sizes that will give us the best sheet yield for the flat blanks that are punched on one of our CNC turret presses. The door and back-box are made with .048” (18 gage.) cold rolled steel. The interior dead front partition is made with a .050” (16 gage) 5052 aluminum alloy. Components were formed utilizing brake presses to tolerances as required by product design. This fireman’s phone cabinet was designed to house a phone which enables a fireman to communicate within a distressed building. Fabrication required processes and materials that would enable the box to meet requirements of various governing agencies.multi purpose steel cabinet

This multi purpose steel cabinet has formed components were then joined with spot welds. This assembly also required the insertion of various threaded inserts; Pem studs, nuts, and stand offs, which were inserted using a Pem insertion press. The completed component parts (door, backbox, deadfront partition) were degreased and prepped for powder coating with the application of iron phosphate primer. Our BMP # 161 red textured powder coat was applied, followed by application of the screen-printed image on the door. All of the work involved in producing this product is completed in-house allowing Bull Metal to control and monitor each and every step in production of this multi-purpose steel cabinet.

Bull Metal Products is a manufacturer of sheet metal, rigid wire, and tubing products. We are also steel cabinet manufacturers. Quality products and excellent customer service has been the key to our steady growth over the past 59 years. Bull Metal started operations out of a barn in rural Connecticut in 1954. We currently occupy a 40,000+ square foot facility in Middletown, CT. Now a second generation family business, we have a commitment to excellence that will assure continuity of the business for the next generation.

Phone: (860) 346-9691
Fax: (860) 346-2722
E-mail: sales@bullmetal.com
Website: www.bullmetal.com

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.

Phone: (860) 346-9691
Fax: (860) 346-2722
E-mail: sales@bullmetal.com
Website: www.bullmetal.com

Keeping Your Factory or Shop Cool in the Summer

How to keep your factory cool in the summer – Summer is here and if you’re one of the many Americans who work in construction, manufacturing, or garages, you’ll want to keep yourself and employees cool until fall rolls around. Dozens of workers die from heat-related illness with 40% occurring in the construction industry. Water, rest, and shade can keep your workers cool and heat illness free. Allowing workers to acclimate to the changing temperature will also prevent heat-related illness. Here are some alternative ways to keep workers cool during summer heat.

How to keep your factory cool in the summer…

Train workers on how to respond to heat-related emergencies.
Give your workers cooldown times of no less than 5 minutes
Initiate high heat procedures if the temperature rises above 95 degrees
Give employees access to cool water at all times
Download OSHA’s heat safety app to predict when heat-related injuries may occur
Purchase one or many high powered shop fans to keep air moving
Upgrade your ventilation system so that heat dissipates and keeps it out of your facility
Declutter your workspace so it doesn’t obstruct airflow
Consider cooling liners for hard hats
Offer cold rags for workers to wear around their neck and head
Treat workers with popsicles throughout their shifts

Please browse Bull Metal’s gallery of workplace safety products. We offer many products from First Aid boxes to Fireman’s Phone Cabinets.

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