It ain’t heavy … it’s composite

January 1st, 2016

The world’s largest solar car race was held in Australia this year from Oct. 18–25. Forty-three teams from 20 countries competed in the 2015 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge on a 3,000 km (1,864 mile) course. The race is not just about speed: Energy management is key. Based on the concept that a 1000W car would […]

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Pneumatic conveying systems

January 1st, 2016

AirTrim pneumatic conveying systems collect labeling, matrix and packaging waste components and also trim waste and dust removal systems for various printing, converting and packaging line applications. Detailed in a new four-page, color brochure, options include continuous stream or chopped systems, which can be developed to suit any application, as well as complete systems that […]

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Robust coated fabrics

January 1st, 2016

The Check-Up Collection of coated fabrics delivers robust performance for demanding health care environments. Collection offers a range of high performance polyurethane, nylon microfiber and vinyl seating fabrics, all of which achieve 100,000 Wyzenbeek double rubs in abrasion testing. Bleach-cleanable with stain resistance and durability, most allow the use of germicides typically used in health […]

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Reading the client right

January 1st, 2016

Buckeye, Ariz., is one of the nation’s fastest growing cities, and the city wanted its new Coyote Branch Library to excite and attract growing families and stay true to its western culture. Moss Inc., headquartered in Chicago, Ill., read the city’s intentions perfectly, designing a 40-by-30-foot canopy for the central children’s reading area that resembles […]

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Payroll perils

January 1st, 2016

The Internal Revenue Service may be relentless about collecting income taxes, but mistakes in withholding and paying payroll taxes to the IRS can mean real trouble for a business. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) can be tough on collecting income taxes, but mistakes in withholding and paying over-withheld payroll taxes can be even more painful, […]

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Back to shore

January 1st, 2016

Jeff Schmitt balances the reality of off-shore manufacturing with how to bring production back to the U.S. "At the end of the day we’ve got to figure out ways to be competitive,” says Jeff Schmitt, senior vice president of operations for The Coleman Company Inc., Golden, Colo. “As the person responsible for both the U.S. […]

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Consistent cutting

January 1st, 2016

The I-Table optimizes fabric spreading and cutting through simplified operation and consistency across multiple configurations, ensuring ease of material movement and long-term durability in a variety of environments. Precision-molded strips connect table units and allow fabric to move smoothly across multiple sections. Laminate top and chipboard substructure prevent chipping and table wear; construction grade steel […]

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Reaching for the stars

January 1st, 2016

Durham’s Infinite Air extreme trampoline park gets a jump on the competition. Rubb Buildings Ltd., Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, U.K., helped bring Infinite Air extreme trampoline park and freerunning facility to life at Durham’s Soccarena, New Ferens Park. The £600,000, 35,000 sq. ft. centre officially opened its doors in July 2015 and welcomed visitors to […]

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A glaring need for temperature control

January 1st, 2016

Ten years ago, Sotheby’s International Realty was looking to update what was a tired-looking commercial building in Rolling Hills Estates, Calif. The stucco and single pane glass design, constructed in 1963, was sorely outdated. It was also far from energy efficient, making the 30,000-square-foot building an uncomfortable place to work. The south side was always […]

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Of tents and integrity

January 1st, 2016

Gary Feuerborn, vice president of All Seasons Event Rental, Kansas City, Kan., began working with the owners of the company in 1982 as a way to work his way through college. After graduation, he went into business with his cousin, but in 1997, he returned as general manager to All Seasons—which manufactures party tents, rental […]

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